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The EmDrive: What Physics Says is Impossible

November 30, 2016 – A paper appearing in the Journal of Propulsion and Power, entitled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,”  ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Sick Plant App to Help Gardeners and Gardener Wannabes

November 14, 2016 – Before my wife and I downsized from a home in the suburbs of Toronto to a mid-town apartment I was an avid gardener. My rock garden in the front of the house ... Continue Reading →
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First Hyperloop Will Connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a 12 Minute Commute

November 10, 2016 – When Elon Musk in 2013 mused about the potential of a hyperloop network  joining San Francisco to Los Angeles it seemed more like a fantasy than a technology ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: UK Company Develops Imaging Tech That Finds Cancer in Real Time to Help Surgeons Remove It

November 2, 2016 – Lightpoint Medical is reimagining medical imaging for use in cancer surgery. The company, located in Chesham, United Kingdom, has developed imaging technology ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: A Chlorine Maker for 1.8 Billion Who Have Unreliable Contaminated Drinking Water

November 1, 2016 – MSR Global Health is a division Mountain Safety Research, an outdoor equipment manufacturer. The company prides itself on creating solutions built on a sustainable ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: A Solar Roof That Will Cost You Less Than a Normal Roof Plus the Cost of Electricity

October 29, 2016 – Yesterday in Los Angeles Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX went on an outdoor stage surrounded by homes with roofs studded with solar panels. His ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphones Meet Mobile Wireless Storage with iLuun Air

October 12, 2016 – Yesterday on Kickstarter, a company named iLuun launched its campaign to raise money to bring to market a wireless flash drive that can move data and images ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Google Virtual Reality Just Got a Lot Better and Making the Technology a Whole Lot Cheaper

October 4, 2016 – Today Google revealed its latest foray into virtual reality, a successor to Cardboard in a headset it calls Daydream View. Priced at $79 U.S., the headset is ... Continue Reading →