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New Tech Said to Kill Coronavirus
GermFalcon Said to Kill Coronavirus on Aircraft
World on Edge as Virus Relentlessly Spreads
In the past twenty four hours, dramatic action has been taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The World Health Organization has put the world on notice that the coronavirus is now a pandemic. Major universities like Harvard, MIT and Boston University have ended regular classes and shifted those classes to online. President Trump has put extensive travel restrictions into place including no flights coming to the US from Europe for at least thirty days. And, the NBA has ended its basketball season in the US. Now, comes a glimmer of hope. A US company - Dimer UVC Innovations of Los Angeles - says it has developed a machine that kills dangerous viruses with ultra-violet light.
Three Minutes and Germ Free
The GermFalcon uses a UV-C light system to kill deadly viruses like the Coronavirus inside airplanes. The device is not robotic as the company had originally planned. It's manipulated by humans. The company says it takes just three minutes for the machine to use its mercury lamps to bathe the cabin of an aircraft with ultra-violet light and kill any deadly viruses onboard. The machine was just announced this week. If it stands up to its billing, this piece of UV-C innovation has arrived at just the right time. The company claims it wipes out 99.99% of germs and is nontoxic and nonallergenic for humans. They have similar systems to sanitize classrooms, hospitals and hotels.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year
Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste.
"Paste with No Waste"
Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemicals. You pop the pill in your mouth, cr…