A Russian veterinarian Sergei Gorshkov surgically implanted four titanium prosthetic paws on an injured cat who had lost her paws due to amputation from frostbite. The precious feline patient was a 4-year-old cat named Dymka who was brought to the vet’s attention by a local university.
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The product was developed by British student Lucy Hughes during her studies. She began the project to tackle fishing waste and ended up binding algae and crustaceans using very little energy to develop the home compostable alternative to plastic film, MarinaTex.
This is Protean360+ by Protean Electric, a system that allows vehicles to turn 360 degrees due to its ProteanDrive in-wheel technology that is integrated into the powertrain, steering, and suspension. This system allows for seamless parallel parking, smooth driving, and would allow for step-less curb-to-vehicle access, which is also beneficial to wheelchair users.
This is the Plixi Fit foldable helmet by Paris, France-based company Overade. This stylish helmet can easily fold in seconds, just snap out each section and you’re good to go. When folded, its volume is divided by 3 and it easily fits in a chic cross-body bag – so no fashion will be compromised.
To prevent the transmission of coronavirus, SK Telecom (SKT) and Omron Electronics Korea partnered up to develop a self-driving disinfecting robot that autonomously monitors activities – from contactless temperature checks, ensuring that face masks are worn to dispensing hand sanitizer. It even sets off an alarm if someone is suspected of carrying COVID-19.
The Singapore government is staying on top of its COVID-19 prevention as it is rolling out its third nationwide mask collection since the outbreak hit. This time around they are distributing an improved version of the reusable face mask for free through a self-service vending machine. The masks can be redeemed by scanning the barcode on each individual’s identity card.
This is Geoship, an eco-friendly, carbon-neutral, and modular dome-shaped home that is built to last 500 years and it won’t rot, rust or burn. Created by California-based Geoship, the bioceramic and geodesic dome is inspired by Buckminster Fuller, an architect known for his geodesic dome, and Rustum Roy, an esteemed physicist, and professor who was a leader in materials research.
Meet the EyeRide HUD by the France-based innovative company EyeLights. It’s a “head-up display system” that projects your driving information, such as GPS, speed, incoming calls and traffic into your line of sight so that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.
While the hope of a COVID-19 vaccine is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, some positive news related to needle vaccines has re-surfaced – that painful needles could be a thing of the past. According to a UC Berkeley study, “a self-administered vaccine using a needleless, pill-sized technology that jet-releases a stream of vaccine inside the mouth” is in the works, and it’s called the MucoJet.
This is CleanStep XTC, which is a device that you step on and it automatically wraps a heat-shrinkable film around your shoe, thus eliminating direct contact of the sole with the floor. This germ-preventing device is perfect for your home, a hotel, a wellness salon, or hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, etc.