Health Tech 

Lumen measures metabolism, creates personal nutrition plan with a single breath

Lumen — an Israel-based digital health and wellness company — has officially launched its new device to help with weight management out of beta. With a single breath into the device, users are provided with a personalized nutrition plan to help lose weight and achieve fitness goals. At first glance, the Lumen looks a bit similar to a breathalyzer — at the top, there’s a mouth-piece to breathe into in order to populate results. Every morning, you’ll take a breath into the device and the companion app will you show…

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Trek now lets you build your bike, right down to the paint job

Previous Next With the Tour de France in full swing, major cycling brands are unveiling new super bikes as they continue to push the envelope in terms of weight and performance out on the road. Not to be outdone, Trek joined the fray by taking the wraps off of its new Madone SLR and SL models, which bring improved geometry, a smoother ride, and the option for either rim or disc brakes. But perhaps even more intriguing to cyclists is a new program that the company has launched that gives riders the option to…

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Spider silk could be used to create artificial skin to help heal wounds

Unless your name is Peter Parker, you may not be aware of quite how versatile spider silk is as a material. In fact, aside from spinning webs, spider silk can also be used for a plethora of applications — from improving the quality of microphones in hearing aids to forming incredibly strong-yet-lightweight shields to forming microcapsules for delivering anti-cancer vaccines. Now researchers from Sweden and India have come up with yet another novel use for spider silk’s unusual mix of strength and elasticity: Creating artificial skin and wound dressings for…

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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Laptop screen extenders and self-healing tents

Previous Next At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the fidget spinners and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting new crowdfunding projects out there this week. That said, keep in mind that any crowdfunding project — even those with the best intentions — can fail, so do…

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This ebike has nearly twice the range of the Chevy Volt

Previous Next If there is one area where ebikes have continued to make inroads, it is with urban commuters looking for efficient alternatives to driving their cars. Bike manufacturer Stromer has found innovative ways to meet the needs of those types of riders in the past and continues to do so with its latest model, delivering a high-tech option that promises to provide speed, range, and a host of features in one package. The Stromer ST3 utilizes the company’s Syno Drive II rear hub motor, which is an evolution of…

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Thanks to CERN, your next X-ray scan could be in full color

Previous Next Mars Bioimaging Mars Bioimaging Mars Bioimaging Your next X-ray could be a whole lot more colorful — and you’ve got Europe’s CERN physics lab and a New Zealand startup to thank for it. The color X-ray technology, which could help improve the field of medical diagnostics, utilizes particle-tracking technology developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, it could be utilized to produce clearer, more accurate images compared to the traditional black-and-white X-rays hospital doctors have been using routinely…

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FDA approves freeze-dried blood plasma for use by U.S. troops

The military is getting a leg-up on ordinary civilians when it comes to wound treatment — courtesy of a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve an experimental freeze-dried blood plasma for use by U.S. troops, even though it’s not approved for wider use by the population at large. The freeze-dried plasma could be a lifesaver in war zones, where regular injuries are still unfortunately common. Plasma is the component in blood which causes clotting, thereby stopping the bleeding. The advantage of the freeze-dried plasma is that…

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Felix Gray gears up for summer with blue-light filtering, stylish sunglasses

Previous Next If you’ve ever felt like your eyes could use a break after staring at a smartphone or laptop screen for too long, computer glasses could be the answer to your problems. They are often anti-glare, and they block some blue light from digital screens. They’re also usually ugly, but Felix Gray wants to change that perception. The New York-based company — which was founded in 2016 — started out selling nonprescription computer glasses, and it launched a prescription lens collection earlier this year. Now the company is going outdoors with…

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