Killer Combination: Pandemics in the Age of Social Media and Fake News

“When it took hold in a house, it often happened that no one remained who had not died,” Baldassarre Bonaiuti wrote of the Black Death in 1348. “And it was not just that men and women died, but even sentient animals died. Dogs, cats, chickens, oxen, donkeys, and sheep showed the same symptoms and died […]

This 16 year old has probably changed the future for millions!

Kavya's 3D printed technology for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

I’m always fascinated by what one – just one – motivated person can do. Sure, results usually require teams, but there is always that one standout personality that drives that result. As you’re about to see and read, Kavya Kopparapu is one of those remarkable people. At just 16 years of age, Kavya has developed […]

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s an app for that!

There's an app for that!

Not only is there an ‘app for¬†that’, it’s been proven to be every bit as effective as the pill! No chemicals, no¬†synthetic hormones, just plain old mathematics and a unique¬†algorithm. Users¬†measure the temperature underneath their tongues every morning and then enter the result¬†into the app. The¬†algorithm then works out whether you‚Äôre fertile or not that […]

Are you, or do you know, a hoarder?

Hoarding does more than cramp your space...

There are some of us who like to travel lightly. There are others who have difficulty leaving anything behind. The more you carry, the harder the journey! I recall a conversation with a woman who’s husband had recently retired after 25 years of service in the army. She lamented that the worst thing about retirement […]

Opening your home office door to your kids

Setting the ground-rules is the key if you decide to work from home

Committing to work from home is a big decision for most of us. The ultimate question we all face – probably from others as well as ourselves, is whether or not we can focus and be productive. Sure there are lots of potential distractions, but they soon fade into the background. What doesn’t, of course, […]

Self-Cleaning clothes anyone?

Laundry - the daily chore!

Innovation has bought massive changes to our lives and to Earth itself in the¬†last century. But none has caught my enthusiasm¬†more¬†than the invention of self-cleaning clothes! If this goes mainstream, it seems the day has come when we can finally be free from the bondage of laundry. If there is one task that has been […]

3D printed prosthetics have arrived… and they’re affordable!

Close to three years ago I¬†wrote a post about one¬†man’s quest to print a working 3D prosthetic hand. It was basic but it worked and definitely fell into the category of a miracle (in my humble opinion). It looked like this: Basic perhaps, but life changing for the recipient! In the three years since, 3D […]

Raising the Bar and Freeing the Spine – Ana Cristina Sandrin

The sedentary lifestyle is not good for your body

The shift from an agricultural/industrial economy to a technological economy has greatly expanded the options available to us in terms of work and lifestyle, and yet we struggle with the impact that these sedentary jobs are having on our bodies. “People who ‘sit down all day’ are the members of the working population most susceptible […]

What will humans look like in 3015?

Anyone paying attention would have known that October 21st, 2015 was “Back to the Future’ day for a young Marty McFly. He only saw what life would be like 26 years hence (the movie was made in 1989). What about a thousand years from now? Looking to the past, we know that¬†we’ve come a long […]