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DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane SELF-MEDICATING CHIMPANZEES LEAD SCIENTISTS TO MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR HUMANS                                                                                    Source:  Stock  An Oxford University study indicates sick and injured chimpanzees self-medicate by eating medicinal plants and rubbing on their wounds.  Here's what we know: Lab tests done on the chimps' medicinal plants indicate the vast majority of them are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory Researchers say watching the chimps will help us discover new medicines of the future Scientists admit the chimps know the forest better than we do Apparently, the chimps know which plants help them get better In one study they tracked a chimp with an injured hand travel extensively to find and eat a fern, which turned out to be anti-inflammatory and reduced pain and swelling Scientists believe this high-level knowledge of medicinal plant benefits is socia

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane 1ST LOOK AT DAZZLING HYDROGEN POWERED PLANE                                                 Source:  Sirius Aviation Swiss aviation startup Sirius Aviation and BMW Designworks just unveiled their dazzling new green jet.  Here are some key facts: Called CEO Jet It's a winged eVTOL Powered by liquid hydrogen fuel cells Flies on 28 ducted fans on the wings and canard Each fan has its own motor Range of 1,150 miles Cruising speeds of 320 mph V-tail business jet Altitude of 21,000 feet Hydrogen-electric powertrain Carries 3 passengers Expected to go into full production by 2028. MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY CHIMPANZEES COULD BE NEW MEDICINES FOR HUMANS                                                                                    Source:  Stock  An Oxford University study indicates sick and injured chimpanzees self-medicate by eating medicinal plants and rubbing on their wounds.  Here's what we know: Lab tes

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane WONDER WHAT YOUR MENU WILL BE IN 2054?                                                                                Source: AI Midjourney   Experts using AI Midjourney have brought to life the foods of the future - 30 years from now.  The menu is quite bizarre.  Here's a look at what's for dinner in 2054: You'll be eating sustainable cuisine with a low carbon footprint The menu includes: Lots of lab grown meat, including steak Meat balls from aquatic plants Cricket salad Lots of new veggie varieties like fern azoila Bugs very high in protein and nutrition like crickets, worms and ants will be superfood offerings 3D printers creating your food will be an important part of every kitchen Red meat and dairy products that have a high carbon footprint will be of dwindling importance According to AI, the menu will be good for you and the environment and will be a big weapon in the battle against Climat

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane BREAKTHROUGH MILESTONE IN FLYING TAXIS                                                                                     Source:  Wisk Aero Houston's airports, Bush, Hobby and Ellington, have joined California-based Wisk Aero to develop and deploy the infrastructure needed to make flying taxis part of the travel mix in the greater Houston area. This is a new milestone for flying taxi service and the Wisk aircraft is unique. Here's what we know: The partners will establish vertiports for the flying taxis to vertically take off and land at the airports and around the city and suburbs The development planning, vetting it with communities and then building the vertiports will take several years The Wisk flying taxis are all-electric, autonomous passenger drones They're controlled by a human operator on the ground The vehicle takes off like a helicopter and then transitions to forward flight It can car

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane OLDEST WINE EVER TO BE FOUND IN LIQUID FORM - 2,000 YEARS OF AGING IN A ROMAN TOMB                                         Source: University of Cordoba The wine was found on a private estate in what proved to be an ancient Roman tomb, located in southern Spain.  Scientists from the University of Cordoba analyzed the wine and determined it to be the oldest liquid wine ever found. It is 2,000 years old, making it the oldest and rarest of vintages.  Here's what we know: It is reddish brown and sherry-like Found in a Roman tomb in the town of Carmona The urn containing the wine also contained cremated bones and a gold ring There were 5 liters of wine in the urn, suggesting the deceased loved their wine Organic chemists believe it was originally a white wine and is not toxic, meaning you could taste it if you dare The wine is very similar to wines in the region today So would you be tempted to have a sip?  Not

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane HUMAN FACE FROM 300,000 YEARS AGO SIMILAR TO US                                                  Source:  Cicero Moraes The face of our oldest ancestor from 300,000 year ago has been recreated thanks to the latest in technology.  It is remarkably similar to us.  Here are some key facts: Using a 3D scan of the skull and the latest in computer technology, Brazilian graphics expert Cicero Moraes brought the 300,000-year-old face back to life Moraes used data provided by researchers at the Max Planck Institute Features of the face like the jaw and teeth are very similar to humans today The fossils were found in Morocco at the Jebel Irhoud site Very advanced technology was used by the Max Planck researchers to retrieve the fossils Big discovery - the fossils prove that humans evolved 100,000 years earlier than previously thought Moraes describes the 300,000-year-old man as "strong and serene" If you ever w

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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  D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane NEW SCIENCE:  DOG OWNERSHIP OFFERS REAL HEALTH BENEFITS                                                                              Source:  Brewster Kane   Major university studies, including by researchers at Purdue University, suggest dog ownership offers tangible health benefits. Here's what we know: Some key benefits: A.  Regular physical activity of walking and playing with a dog helps to prevent Cardiovascular disease Cancer mortality Hypertension Osteoarthritis Type 2 diabetes B. Regular dog companionship helps to prevent Depression Stress Cognitive decline Bottomline:  consider yourself a great beneficiary in owning a dog:  you have a therapist, loyal companion, life coach and top well-wisher, all rolled into one furry best friend. MIT PORTABLE FINGERNAIL SCANNER CAN CUT CANCER HOSPITALIZATIONS 50%                                                                      Source:  Leuko Labs & Sto

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane NEW SCIENCE:  BIG HEALTH BENEFITS FROM FIDO                                                                              Source:  Win Kane   Major university studies, including by researchers at Purdue University, suggest dog ownership offers tangible health benefits. Here's what we know: Some key benefits: A.  Regular physical activity of walking and playing with a dog helps to prevent Cardiovascular disease Cancer mortality Hypertension Osteoarthritis Type 2 diabetes B. Regular dog companionship helps to prevent Depression Stress Cognitive decline Bottomline:  consider yourself a great beneficiary in owning a dog:  you have a therapist, loyal companion, life coach and top well-wisher, all rolled into one furry best friend.  My beautiful Winnie attests to this 24/7. MIT PORTABLE FINGERNAIL SCANNER CAN CUT CANCER HOSPITALIZATIONS 50%                                                                      Sourc

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane YOUR NEXT FLYING CAR MAY BE A TESLA!                                                  Source: Tesla & Stock Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is teasing on his X (Twitter) platform that his upcoming new Roadster will be a flying car.  If it is, it could be truly groundbreaking innovation for the automotive industry.  Here are some key facts: Roadster is being jointly developed by Musk companies Tesla and Space X Roadster is being equipped with some spacecraft technologies, including cold air thrusters on the back end for unprecedented acceleration Acceleration is so strong the electric sports car lifts off the ground Some capabilities teased by Musk: 0 to 60 mph in under a second Hovering capabilities Flying capabilities New steer by wire technology Musk has not said how long and to what extent Roadster can fly The battery electric sports car is expected to be unveiled next year The automotive world is now

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

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D A ILY INNOVATION BRIEF   By Journalists Edward  Kane & Marya nne Kane A ROBOT THAT'S YOUR CHAFFEUR                                                                      Source: University of Tokyo & Stock University of Tokyo roboticists are developing a robot to drive your car.  They say forget about self-driving cars.  A robot driver in a normal car is simpler, easier and cheaper than a fully automated car.  Here are some key facts: The humanoid robot driver is named Musashi It's a musculoskeletal humanoid robot that closely mimics human muscles with its pneumatic actuators for driving Each moveable eye contains high resolution cameras that can pan and tilt and spot humans in the side mirrors Robot sits in the driver's seat, uses its 5-digit hands to steer & its feet to accelerate and brake Equipped with sensors for visual, sound and force information Sensors in hands and feet to apply the right amount of force to steering wheel, accelerator and brake The scie