Did you ever deal with ‘toothy’ stuff… Braces? Fillings? Crowns? Implants? Root canal? A trip to the dentist is usually not looked forward to with much enthusiasm – more like trepidation. But – did you ever stop to think about the effects of our oral hygiene on the rest of the planet? Maybe Mother Earth is as frightened of the sound of a dentist’s drill as humans are – and possibly with good reason!
Dental Recycling International (DRI) announced that it has partnered with the Rwanda Dental Association. DRI provides education on and technology for dental waste recycling throughout the world, and will help the association to reduce the amount of mercury from dental amalgam entering the local environment. Take a look at related articles found linked at the bottom of the posting. There’s a great piece on amalgam alternatives, with credits to U Illinois, too.
And check out Dental Recycling International (DRI) while you’re at it!
While aesthetics are often a main concern in home furnishings, and haute design is slick, these gadgets may completely revolutionize decor! If you live in a house built in the 1800′s (as I do), you might have some reservations about putting these pieces next to a vintage dining table or hand-turned stair banister – but, mixing things up might make you a forerunner in stylish magazine photos, right???
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL—Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) scientists are creating futuristic furniture that can move around and autonomously change its shape.
After all, the Swiss are known for the cuckoo clock and that’s become a collectible around the world – proving a little silliness can be a very positive thing!
Swallow a pill and a tiny sensor in it transfers health information about your body to your smartphone. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Or does it?
There are MANY companies racing to produce the next big thing in medicine, from monitoring heart rate, diagnosis of small bowel and colon problems, diagnosing diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s, this technology is bound to advance the medical industry substantially.
One company, Proteus Digital Health predicts that half of medications will be digitized by 2020.
New pills and patches can make monitoring health as easy as checking an app on your smartphone. But could this put personal health information at risk?
Everyone likes to believe they could be an A+ level student or a sought after subject matter expert or the world’s most renowned someone or just darn good at SOMETHING! Maybe you’ll have that opportunity with a boost from technology being investigated at Wright State U in Ohio… Learn more about transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. Basically, it’s a device that uses electricity to stimulate your brain in all the right places. (Have a peek at their internal university posting, too, on Wright State University Newsroom and explore other avenues available to you at the school.)
The environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, deplores the Green Revolution in Africa and oil spills in the Niger Delta region. He does not underestimate the work to be done to educate people on the need to stop those who wish to destroy the environment and to redefine new concepts of development Read an interview with Nnimmo Bassey, director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation in Nigeria, which is an ecological think tank.
Visit the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) website and learn the stories of those who want to make a difference. Explore the activities undertaken by these individuals driven by their love of humanity. (Be patient; it may take a few mins for the site to load…) While you’re there, view some of the recorded videos of Bassey – powerful stuff!