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What are the top 3 iPhone health apps?

Everywhere you look, people seem to be glued to their smartphones. In a world where everything is accessible through the touch of a button, it’s easy to get distracted from what your body needs. Luckily, the very same pieces of … Continued

Alberta Innovates Smart-E-Pants

Smart-e-Pants: The electrical underwear that prevents bedsores

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers as they are officially known, are a big problem for people who are bed-ridden or confined to wheelchairs. What’s worse is that they often cause serious infections, which can sometimes even be life-threatening. To combat this … Continued

Google Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

Google Project Ara modular smartphone to launch this year

Google has unveiled the latest prototype for its Project Ara modular smartphone, with plans to launch the innovative handset in Puerto Rico this year. The phone consists of an endoskeleton, or ‘endo’, and a series of modules that can be added … Continued

3D printed tracheal splint that saved the life of a baby

How 3D printing helped save a baby’s life

3D printing isn’t just for making toys or parts for cars, it also has huge medical benefits too. April and Bryan Gionfriddo’s son Kaiba was born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a condition that occurs when the airway walls are weak and collapse, … Continued

NORAD Santa Tracker

NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve: Live updates here

Santa Claus has a long journey ahead of him every Christmas Eve, travelling around the world delivering presents. If you want to keep track of his travels throughout the day, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) provide live updates … Continued


How the internet has changed our lives in the past 25 years

It has been 25 years since the launch of the first-ever commercial internet service provider (ISP) in November 1989, and technology has changed quite a lot since. For example, 25 years ago there were just 159,000 hosts or websites worldwide, now there are … Continued

Gecko found on rope in Antigua

Gecko-inspired gloves let you scale walls of glass

Being able to scale walls like Spider-Man has just gone from being comic-book fiction to an exciting reality. A newly developed synthetic adhesion system inspired by geckos has been created and tested, enabling a 70-kilogram (154-pound) human to scale a 3.6-metre (12-foot) pane … Continued


Cyborg cockroaches could help find survivors in disaster zones

Cockroaches are known for being hardy creatures, and now they could be put to work as assistants in dangerous disaster zones. Researchers at North Carolina State University have fitted cockroaches with electronic backpacks that could help them find survivors trapped in the rubble after an earthquake or building collapse. These cyborg … Continued

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