Tail Lights Rider System for keeping horses safe at night.

Riding horses in low light poses some obvious dangers, particularly in areas where they're forced to share the road with drivers who could become easily distracted. Sadly, for Tail Lights creator Sami Gros, it took a near-tragedy to inspire a solution. "I was out riding my two horses with my best friend, and a car hit my friend and my horse. My friend was OK, but my horse suffered injuries that has made him unridable to this day," Gros said. "I searched the internet for a product that would allo...
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11,000 years of isolation: Remote village has unusual Gut Bacteria.

A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes and the bacteria living on and in their bodies. The villagers appear to have the highest levels of bacterial diversity ever reported in a human group, the researchers found. Their microbiomes include bacteria that have genes that could make them resistant to treatment with antibiotics. Some of these genes could even make these bacteria...
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New “tricorder” technology might be able to “hear” tumors growing.

A team of scientists from Stanford University is testing a new “tricorder” technology able to remotely detect abnormal matter, such as buried plastic explosives or even early stage cancers in humans, by manipulating microwaves and ultrasound. The new “radio frequency (RF)/ultrasound hybrid imaging system,” the brainchild of Assistant Professor Amin Arbabian and Research Professor Pierre Khuri-Yakub, was designed for remote detection of embedded objects in a number of different kinds of matter, i...
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Young scientist bags Google science prize for Ebola express detection kit.

Olivia Hallisey of Greenwich, won the top prize for her Ebola test kit in the fifth annual Google Science Fair, which honored nine students aged 13 to 18 from all over the world last week. The Connecticut-based sophomore from Greenwich High School invented the much needed "novel temperature-dependent, rapid, simple and inexpensive Ebola detection platform." It could soon be much easier to diagnose Ebola thanks to this student’s new invention. Aid workers in Ebola-stricken regions could soon b...
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iCPooch, a device to make your lonely pet happier.

The innovative app iCPooch combines video chat with a treat dispenser which could be remotely activated for pets which are alone at home. iCPooch comes with tiny plastic dishes where you can stack the treats within a sleeve of the device. You can video chat with your pet. The device works both ways, it lets the dog see humans and hear their voices, and it lets the owner look in on their dog while they are far away. Military personnel, college students and any pet owner who lives away from the...
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