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hoang_vt87
 
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Max
 
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Created with the visually impaired in mind but useful to everyone, the bump mark bio-reactive label will change texture as the food within begins to spoil. The bump mark will be used with existing packaging, and will be made up of a layer of gelatin (which decays at the same rate as other proteins) coated over a bumpy plastic sheet. The sheet will feel smooth at first, but as the gelatin ages and becomes less solid, the bumps will begin to emerge. The gelatin will be applied in coats...
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Jared
 
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The device will help reduce the danger of alcohol-infused socializing by sending an alert that will allow friends to step in if the wearer seems dangerously intoxicated. Research has long established that over-consumption of alcohol is the largest contributor to sexual assault on campuses. To help reduce those numbers, I suggest creating an inconspicuous wristband that will monitor the user for dehydration as well as any unusual movements, such as weaving or passing out. And since the...
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Jared
 
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The new system will identify the Salmonella bacteria on food within 24 hours--a significant reduction in time from the previous requirement of several days--which could help prevent tainted food from reaching consumers. The technology will detect the bacterial colonies grown on agar plates by scanning them with a red diode laser. Penetrating a bacterial colony will cause the red light to form a unique scatter pattern, which will then be compared to a library of images to identify the...
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Julia
 
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A new handheld food scanner paired with a smartphone will let users quickly identify the ingredients in their foods, making it easier to avoid allergens, chemicals or unwanted additives. Designed to allow users to make smarter food choices, the device will use a Raman spectrometer, specialized cloud-based algorithm and a smartphone app. Beaming the low-powered laser at the food product in question will cause the food to emit low energy protons, which will then be sorted by wavelength...
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Milana
 
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A digital cutting board for the kitchens of the future will display recipes, automatically adjust for servings and feature a built-in scale. At its most basic, the board will be a tablet computer embedded in a cutting board. The original goal of the board will be to help users regulate portions, and its software will specifically be created to automatically adjust recipes to the number of people dining. Users will save favorite recipes and measure individual ingredients on the...
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Julia
 
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08/06/2013
It will be possible to keep track of salt intake with the handy salt meter, a sort of salt-content thermometer for hot, liquid foods. The device will designed primarily for aficionados of salt-prone soups like ramen or udon noodles. It can be inserted into any semi-liquid food with a temperature between 140 and 176 degrees F, and the results will be displayed in less than a second on the LED screen. A bit of math will be required to come to the final reading, with a reading of 1...
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Jared
 
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Why not develop a way to make raw oysters a bit safer to eat by zapping them with electron-beams, which will kill more bacteria than conventional pasteurization. Raw oysters carry a particular risk, and can harbor viruses such as the norovirus, which has no treatment or vaccine. To destroy these bacteria and viruses, which often survive even after pasteurization by heating or pressure, it is now possible to subject the oysters to a beam of electrons. A dose of just under 5 kilograys...
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Harry
 
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Glow-in-the dark nanoparticles will serve as an early warning for food-borne contaminations and bio-terrorism. The technique will use antibodies that will recognize botulinum toxin--a common poison in contaminated food. One side of the antibodies will be coated with a group of nanometer-sized particles carrying dye designed to glow under ultraviolet light. The new method will be much simpler and faster than current methods, which usually involve injecting a mouse with a...
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AdvancedAdvice
 
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I can psychologically determine what triggers your weight or health problems, eating habits, food choices, lack of variety in your diet, or anorexic/bulemic/and-or binging habits. I plans out every weeks meals, snacks, and dessert, and I help you interestingly and creatively, invent some physical routines, that you won't realize it's your day's exersize. Through personalization, learning what your self image is, your past history with portions, habits, nutrition, cooking, tips, substitution...