Category Archives: Innovation

27Feb/15

Could a $34 Smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa?

(IVO) – This smartphone dongle could help save lives.

It‎ works with an app to test blood for HIV and syphilis – from finger prick to test takes just 15 minutes.

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17Feb/15

Project Anywhere takes virtual reality gaming to new level

A student at ETH Zurich creates what he believes is the most advanced virtual digital avatar ever seen. Constantinos Miltiadis says his Project Anywhere will allow multiple gamers in separate continents to compete in the same virtual space.

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16Feb/15

Virtual body-swapping could tackle racial bias

EGHAM, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, UK / BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS) – It’s hard to imagine having a body part with a different skin colour to your own – isn’t it?

In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to “trick” people into thinking they have a foreign body part.

And once that’s achieved, psychologists have found that racist attitudes can be diminished.
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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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