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Contraceptives are rarely convenient – implanted devices are invasive, and you have to remember to take the pill every day. Now a team led by researchers at Georgia Tech are developing a painless, contraceptive microneedle patch that women can apply themselves in five seconds, and only needs to be done once a month... Continue Reading Painless microneedle patch provides month-long contrace
In an effort to spare diabetics the pain and hassle of performing daily finger-prick blood glucose tests, various groups have developed continuous blood-sugar monitoring systems. Swedish scientists now believe that they may have improved on such technology, utilizing a skin patch that sports a tiny needle... Continue Reading Microneedle-equipped patch may make diabetics' lives easier Cate
We've already heard about "microneedle" patches that near-painlessly deliver medication through the skin. Well, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have now taken the same approach to treating eye diseases. They've developed a tiny patch laden with even tinier needles, which get poked into the eyeball... Continue Reading Patch delivers medication by breaking needles o
This week, our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns with news of new firmware for five different camera models and four lenses, as well as something a little more unusual: The withdrawal of a piece of firmware we'd already covered in a previous roundup. If you're a Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic or Sigma shooter, you'll want to read on now. If not, perhaps you'd like to peruse our
It would be an understatement to say that a lot of people suffer from too much stress. Unfortunately, though, it can sometimes be difficult to determine just what the causes of that stress are. VivaLNK's new Vital Scout is designed to help you find out... Continue Reading ECG patch is made to sniff out stress Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: ECG Heart Rate Monitor
Earlier this year, we heard how scientists from the University of California San Diego had developed a flexible ultrasound patch that allows users to see the inner structure of irregular-shaped objects. Well, now they've made one that measures a patient's blood pressure from deep within the body... Continue Reading Ultrasound patch goes deep to better-monitor blood pressure Category: Medi
Spinal injuries can be like downed power lines – even if everything on either side of the injury is perfectly functional, the break can effectively shut down the whole system. Now, researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed a device that could link everything back together again. A silicone guide, covered in 3D-printed neuronal stem cells, can be implanted into the injury sit
The Ocean Cleanup's trash-collecting barriers have been through a number of iterations since their conception around five years ago. The latest, and the final version that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch later in the year, cleverly harnesses the power of wind and surface waves to autonomously sweep through the area, gathering up plastic waste as it goes. .. Continue Re
Nintendo has reportedly begun rolling out Switch units with at least one of the Nvidia Tegra chip security exploits patched out. ...
Dental resin composites may be used to fill cavities in teeth, but when it comes to surgically fixing broken bones, metal plates and screws are still standard. That may not be the case for much longer, though, if a new dental-inspired adhesive bone patch enters use... Continue Reading Light-cured bone patch may replace plates and screws Category: Medical Tags: Bones I is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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