An Ultrathin, Super-Stretchy Nanomesh Skin Display is the Future of Wearables

Japenese researchers have created a stretchy, ultrathin electric “skin” that can read and display the wearer’s heartbeat. Using built-in electrode sensors and wireless communication, the breathable nanomesh sensor fits flush against the wearer’s skin and records information (like the waveforms of an echocardiogram, for example). It then sends the information its gathered directly to a... Continue Reading →


Scientists have found a drug that can repair cavities and regrow teeth

In brief A new discovery about a drug developed for Alzheimer's patients might replace fillings for cavity repair. Tideglusib stimulates stem cells in the pulp of teeth, promoting new dentine production and natural tooth repair. Goodbye, fillings Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about... Continue Reading →

Are we witnessing the extinction of bees ?

It’s official. As tragically revealing as the move might be, the rusty patched bumble bee has now joined the grizzly bear, gray wolf, northern spotted owl, and some 700 others on the endangered species list — the first bee ever to garner those protections in the continental United States. Once abundant in the grasslands and... Continue Reading →

5 Use Cases for Predictive Maintenance and Big Data

1. Connected Car Take the automotive industry as an example. Today’s connected cars create and relay vast amounts of performance data from sensors spread throughout the vehicle. This information goes straight to manufacturers or car dealerships, who can then alert drivers of any issues that need servicing before they experience the inconvenience of their car... Continue Reading →

Basic income pilots have all-party support

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. During the countdown to the provincial election, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford often has missed the mark. He has promised billions in new spending, unrealistically coupled with reducing tax revenue and magically balancing the budget. He has failed to grasp the limits on the premier’s... Continue Reading →

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