Credit Card-Sized Chip Detects Can Detect 100% Of AIDS Cases
Aug 03, 2011 11:52
One of the ways to counter the AIDS epidemic on a global scale is by first, education and then second, detection. Detection is expensive, but there's also a better solution. Putting an AIDS clinic in a $1 card helps.
The mChip can diagnose HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes, and it only costs a dollar. It has a one hundred percent detection rate, although there's a 4-6% chance of a false positive. That alone is a high number already to sit on. Not bad at all.
The mChip was developed by researchers at the Columbia University and they hope to debut it in Rwanda, where results will be sent to remote servers for easy patient organization. [Columbia via FastCo]
By now you've probably seen every major telco release their new iPhone packages. They are available for pre-order right now at their respective official sites. However, there was one telco notably missing from announcing theirs. Read more
To think a thumbs down would have suffice, Facebook has just revealed its new dislike buttons. Not one, but six, and they all come in the form of Emoji, because that's where this generation's form of communication is going - down the drain. Read more
Doing laundry is such a pain, but you have to do it anyway! It's a time-consuming task that few people look forward to. After you're done, you'll have to fold them too. Three companies in Japan have banded together to make this: the Landroid. It is the world's first ever laundry-folding robot. Read more