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Added 15 January, 2019

A Belgian brewer will make history in the new year when it produces the first ever non-alcoholic version of one of the country’s celebrated and powerful abbey beers. Belgium’s abbey beers, brewed either by monks or on licence from them, have long been praised as a central part of the country’s cultural heritage. They are notable for their...

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Added 13 January, 2019

Manufacturers of the Breath Biopsy claim it could save 10,000 lives a year if introduced nationwide – and save the NHS £245million a year by 2020. Initially patients with oesophageal and stomach cancers will be tested before it is extended to prostate, kidney, bladder, liver and pancreatic cancers. Lead investigator Prof Rebecca Fitz­gerald,...

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Added 13 January, 2019

Karachi has some serious problems. Transport, garbage and air pollution are at the top of the list, but what if we could solve all three problems with one project? The governments (both provincial and federal) have been talking about the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit project for a while. Now, they plan to make the Green Line project the world’s...

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Added 12 January, 2019

Basepaws offers direct-to-consumer DNA testing for cats, focusing on delivering breed information and supposedly actionable health insights. Each test reveals the genetic breakdown of the cat, with results that tell you what breeds your cat's DNA contains, and even if any wild cat genes are part of the mix. As more owners add to the growing...

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Added 11 January, 2019

Downhill skiers and snowboarders are known for their love of fashion. So much so that many chose to wear beanie hats instead of helmets. However, it is also well-known that helmets can save lives in a skiing accident. Now, biomedical engineer Rob Joseph and product engineer Brodie Robinson, of the Queensland University of Technology, have...

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Added 10 January, 2019

All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too. Shenzhen now has 16,000 electric buses in total and is noticeably quieter for it. “We find that the buses are so quiet that people might not hear them coming,” says Joseph Ma, deputy general manager at Shenzhen Bus Group, the largest...

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Added 6 January, 2019

It’s no secret that conventional plastic drinking straws are very eco-unfriendly. Manufactured in the billions, they’re typically only used once, and then end up in landfills or the ocean. Finnish startup Sulapac is attempting to address the problem, with marine-biodegradable straws. Developed in partnership with renewable materials company...

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Added 31 December, 2018

We already know that most pet owners see their dogs as members of the family, so it makes sense that there is now a rise in fitness trackers for pets. The 'RAWR' collar, positioned as a feature-rich smart collar for your canine, is outfitted with activity tracking technology, health monitoring, GPS tracking technology and even a personal...

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Added 9 December, 2018

Nera, the world’s first 3D-printed electric motorcycle is an electric vehicle with many unique features including airless tires, embedded electronics, and forkless steering. Developed by the German innovation lab, NOWlab, Nera features fully 3D-printed parts such as tires, rims, frame, fork, and seat, excluding only electrical components. Plus...

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Added 7 December, 2018

Wearable smart devices are now monitoring many aspects of our daily lives. So it makes sense that the same people who like to keep stats on themselves want to know how good the air around them is. There are many devices coming to market now, including Airthings Wave Plus, a smart IAQ monitor packed with sensitive electronics that keep tabs on...