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World's 1st Vaccine to Save Bees
Preventing "Insect Apocalypse" Critical to World Food Supplies
Source: Stock Image of Bee
Medical Innovation Breakthrough from Finland
Bees are vital to the production of global food supplies. They help fertilize 3 out of 4 crops globally. They do so by transferring pollen from male to female flowers. Bees are being wiped out by disease. Scientists in Finland have innovated the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease.
Drastic Bee Population Decline
There has been a drastic decline in bee numbers that could cause a global food crisis. The bees have been dying from what's called "colony collapse disorder", a mysterious bee epidemic worldwide. A United Nations study indicates that 40% of the world's bees and butterflies face extinction. Scientists warn that will result in higher food prices and food shortages.
Medical Innovation Breakthrough
The new vaccine was developed by scientists at Helsinki University. It works by giving the bees resistance to fight microbial diseases that can be fatal to the pollinators. The vaccine involves a protein and certain bacteria that pass on immunity to the next generation through the queen bee. The queen receives the vaccine by a sugar cube.
For the scientists who innovated this breakthrough vaccine, they now face customary regulatory hurdles to clear. They think it will take 4 to 5 years to reach market.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Watch, Fitness/Health Tracker & Phone Source: Oshen Watch New, Connected Smart Device OshenWatch Gen 2 is a top smartwatch that can help you meet your fitness and health goals while staying connected. The watch is equipped with biosensors that automatically measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and even the quality of your sleep. The smartwatch is the invention of Oshen Watch, a company headquartered in Hong Kong. Exercise App and Advanced Bluetooth The watch helps the wearer calibrate their exercise. For instance, during a run, apps calculate distance, number of steps and the amount of calories burned. The watch also keeps the wearer constantly connected. It uses advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect with any Android or iOS device. It provides phone calls and text messages. The battery provides 96 hours of use and there are 15 days of standby time. And, it's priced starting at $49.95
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...