Tamper-Resistant Pill Dispenser

The Johns Hopkins students’ tamper-resistant pill dispenser prototype features a fingerprint scanner, at left, which verifies the patient’s identity and then releases, at right, the correct dosage only within the prescribed time frame. You can whack it with a hammer, attack it with a drill, or even stab it with a screwdriver. Try as you might, you won’t be able to tamper with a high-tech pill dispenser. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that drug overdoses kill m...
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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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Scientists Discover the Key to Making Slow Melting Ice Cream

Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products. The protein binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, creating a super-smooth consistency. The new ingredient could enable ice creams to keep frozen for longer in hot weather. It could also prevent gritty ice crystals from forming, ensuring a fine, smooth texture like those of luxury ice creams. The development could allow products ...
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Corning brings Gorilla Glass photo print to India.

US-based Fortune 500 major Corning is launching a online service for the Indian market to get their treasured photographs printed on a high-resolution, scratch-resistant Gorilla glass panels, just like the touch screens on smartphones and tablets. The 160 year old firm, that created the glass casing for Thomas Edison's light bulbs, is a major supplier to Indian auto, pharmacy and telecom firms and has been exporting a part of its optic fibre cables made in India. Apart from entering the Indian c...
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The BoomBottle: A Water-Repellent, Bike-Friendly Speaker

The BoomBottle uses a  compact, bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker that repels water. The Scosche BoomBottle made of waterproof housing along with a thermoplastic polyurethane construction can take even the roughest of mountain treks. It is designed to fit in the bottle holder of your bicycle and with its rugged rubberized look claims to be tough as nails. The speaker connects to your phone or iPod via Bluetooth and the battery lasts for up to 10 hours. There are plenty of water-resista...
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