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Curious
 
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The idea is to develop a lithium-ion battery with an early warning system that will alert the user before bursting into flames. Lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly common in electronic devices as well as cars and airplanes, but they have the annoying risk of exploding if their electrodes accidentally touch. This accidental contact can happen when the lithium ions gather on the anode and pile up to form chains of lithium metal known as dendrites. When these dendrites...
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HUI LING
 
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10/11/2014
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Patrik
 
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The Eko attachment will attach to almost any standard stethoscope to add a plethora of new features that can be accessed via smartphone. While electronic stethoscopes have been available for some time, their use has not yet caught on. The Eko attachment will electronic stethoscopes more widely available by adding electronic capabilities to the analog devices. The Eko will attach to the stem of a standard stethoscope's chestpiece, where it pairs with a companion app to deliver...
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Patrik
 
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The idea is to create a wearable device to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis through light instead of medication. The battery-powered device will be simple to use, with only a single on/off button. It will be equipped with an array of 40 high-intensity LEDs that will shine UV-free, blue light onto the skin - a therapy that has been proven to reduce the rate at which the cells divide. The device will fit both the arms and legs and can be worn at any time, making it easier to...
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Jay
 
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09/30/2014
The smart mug will be equipped with a technology to prevent the mug from tipping over if accidentally bumped. The Mug will feature the base which will create a powerful airlock when the mug is placed on a smooth, flat surface. The mug will hold securely without a suction cup, magnet or levers, yet will lift naturally when you're ready to take a drink.
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Dr. Gibbson
 
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A discrete new 'skin-like' health monitor could be used to monitor a range of conditions from dry skin to cardiovascular disease. The monitor will measure less than a square inch and will be designed to be worn continuously. It will be embedded with thousands of liquid crystals that will change color in response to heat, which could allow the wear to track blood flow rate--a sign of cardiovascular health--as well as when the skin has become dry (which is indicated by a change in...
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JB
 
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The new leashes and collars will be equipped with ultra-bright LEDs to help make nighttime walks a bit safer for both dogs and their owners. Designed with busy, city-dwelling pet owners in mind, who often only have time for walks in the dim light of the morning or evening, these leashes and collars will illuminate to help prevent collisions or tangles with cars, bikers and pedestrians. Each leash and collar will feature a pair of LEDs that will be programmed for static mode as well...
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Harry
 
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09/21/2014
A new test for anemia able to provide a diagnosis from a speck of blood could make it easier for people to monitor the disease from home. The device will be made up of two pieces. After the patient pricks a finger with a small lance, the device's cap (a small vial) will be used to draw in a specific amount of blood by capillary action. The cap with the blood sample will then be connected to the test kit, where it will be mixed with a chemical reagent that will change color...
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Harry
 
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A chinstrap that harvests energy from jaw movements could one day be used to power medical implants and wearable devices. Jaw motion is considered one of the best sources of generating electricity from body movements, with an average of 7 mW of power possible from simply chewing meals. The chinstrap could be made of piezoelectric composites that will generate an electric charge when stretched. I believe that 60 seconds of chewing could result in about 10 µW, which is far from...
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Harry
 
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The Bluetooth-enabled tire gauge system will keep a constant eye on tire pressure and send and alert if the pressure becomes too low. Tire sensors will be installed in place of the tires' usual air valve caps, where each one will receive a separate identifier that will provide an accurate pressure reading for its tire. An alert will be sent to the user's smartphone or the in-car system if pressure levels fall too low, and the system can be set up to monitor up to 20 cars from one...