Indian Computer Engineer Finds Way to Detect Breast Cancer Without Radiation

In the United States, 90 percent of women with breast cancer survive five years. In India 66 percent do; in Uganda only 46 percent do. Every year more than 70,000 Indian women die of breast cancer, more than anywhere else in the world.

Mihir Shah is an Indian computer engineer and has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.

At Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems in Philadelphia, a new ceramic sensor technology developed and was used to detect subtle variations in breast tissue. With that, Mr. Shah and his colleague Matthew Campisi developed iBreastExam, a battery-operated wireless machine that records variations in breast elasticity…

It’s small hand-held device that allows health care workers to perform breast examinations in five minutes, anywhere. Painless and radiation-free, it provides results just a few minutes after the exam through a mobile app, which also records patients’ data.

150,000+ Women have been screened in 12 Countries.

The Placebo Effect is Helping Health Issues

pla·ce·bo ef·fect
pləˈsēbō əˈfekt,ēˈfekt/
  1. a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment.

The placebo effect used to be considered an annoying variable that needed to be controlled in clinical trials. Now have researchers realized that it wasn’t just an error, it was the key to understanding the healing that arises from the power the mind.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School are now studying what exactly happens.

Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center just got a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The reality of medicine is that it can work even without medicine.

And it has already worked in trials for irritable bowel syndrome, chronic low back pain, and episodic migraine attacks.

One-Person Vehicle That Runs on Compressed Oxygen

Mechanical engineering students from Helwan University have found a way to run a car with air to promote clean energy and battle increasing gas prices, in Cairo, Egypt.

The students say that their vehicle can hit 24 miles / 40 kilometers an hour and last 18 miles / 30 kilometers before needing to be refueled, and it only costs about 18,000 Egyptian pounds, 1,008 American dollars, to build…

($1 = 17.8500 Egyptian pounds)

The students claim it can run for pretty much no cost.

What do you think?

Huge Cleanup of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Discovered between 1985 and 1988 by a man on a yacht by mistake, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or sometimes called the Pacific trash vortex… is a collection of plastic and floating trash halfway between Hawaii and California.

It is now three times the size of France.

The Ocean Clean Up is going to start cleaning it in days.

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

Their system now fully launched in the lagoon to clean the garbage patch. The assembly crew has moved on to assembling the last stabilizers and solar-powered electronics.

Their system consists of a 600-meter-long floater that sits at the surface of the water and a tapered 3-meter-deep skirt attached below. The floater provides buoyancy to the system and prevents plastic from flowing over it, while the skirt stops debris from escaping underneath. This will be used to mock a coast line.

Both the plastic and system are being carried by the current. However, wind and waves propel only the system, as the floater sits just above the water surface, while the plastic is primarily just beneath it. The system moves faster than the plastic, allowing the plastic to be captured.

The Ocean Cleanup has estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years’ time. The concentrated plastic will be brought back to shore for recycling and sold to B2C companies.

The revenue gained will help fund the cleanup expansion to the other four places on the planet with this problem.



Molson Coors Makes Cannabis-Infused Beverage Deal in Canada

The Molson Coors Brewing Company is a multinational brewing company, formed in 2005 by the merger of Molson of Canada, and Coors of the United States. It is the world’s seventh largest brewer by volume.

Molson Coors plans to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will become legal next year.

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is based in Colorado, which along with Washington, were the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada in October, but consumable forms of the drug will be legal there in 2019.

The Denver brewer said its Canadian unit, Molson Coors Canada, is teaming with Canadian cannabis producer, The Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO), to create a joint partnership “to pursue opportunities to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market following legalization.”

Molson Coors Canada will have a 57.5 percent controlling interest in the joint standalone venture and HEXO will control the remainder.

Aside from this, Denver-based Molson Coors reported second-quarter net sales fell slightly but second-quarter earnings per share bested analysts’ expectations.

Molson Coors reported second-quarter net sales fell to $3.085 billion from $3.091 billion a year earlier. Analysts were expecting sales of $3.1 billion.


Michael George Wants to Eat Food From Every Single Country in the World Without Leaving NYC

A reporter for NBC New York by the name of Michael George, has spent the last two years exploring New York for the best food from all over the world and documenting it on social media.

Which could sound crazy, but…

He’s knocked out 114 countries and counting…

COUNTRY #13: CHINA Dish: Peking duck (roast duck, with scallion, cucumber, and hoisin sauce, wrapped in pancake), cha siu bao (BBQ pork in baked bun) Restaurant: Peking Duck House (28 Mott St., Chinatown, Manhattan), Mei Li Wah (64 Bayard St., Chinatown, Manhattan) The Chinese food we typically eat in America- kung pao, General Tso’s, and orange chicken- isn’t authentic Chinese. They were all dishes created in America by Chinese immigrants. My friend Weijia took me to Chinatown for some REAL Chinese food! Peking duck has been served in China for 700 years. Succulent roast duck with crispy skin, scallions, cucumbers, and hoisin sauce, wrapped in a pancake. Typically, you get all the ingredients at your table and assemble it however you like it. We then went to Mei Li Wah Bakery for cha siu bao- it’s the best $1 food in the world! Cha sui bao are commonly called “pork buns”- tender pork in a sweet barbecue sauce, wrapped in a soft, sweet bun. #china #mikegeorgeeatstheworld #nyc #food #foodie

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There are around 600 languages spoken in NYC. With in a 15 minute walk of you can get; Thai, Brazilian, Spanish, Mexican, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean/middle eastern, Japanese, English, Chinese, Israeli, German Currywurst and French.

Iceland, Saudi Arabia and multiple central African nations are some of the nations he hasn’t found in NYC yet.

He’s documenting everything and calling it: “Mike George Eats The World”, on Facebook and Instagram.  Follow him on social media to see his journey.

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