WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 27, 2018 - Robot strikes a bargain in east China night market
(Worldkings.org) Imagine walking down a popular Chinese night market and and finding a favored item. You try your best to bargain with a resistant vendor, only for a robot to take over the negotiation.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 27, 2018 - Walabot wall sensor calls for help if you fall down
(Worldkings.org) Many people injure themselves from falls in the home, but most people unsurprisingly don't want to wear a watch, pendant or another device just to get help in case there's an injury.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 26, 2018 - Hong Kong launches first double-decker bus with solar-powered cooling system
(Worldkings.org) The first double-decker bus equipped with a solar-powered system as the basis of ventilation and cooling system will operate in Hong Kong this week, local media has reported.
(Worldkings.org) Locks are all very well and good, but it always helps to have an extra layer of security that discourages bike thieves just a little bit more. British cyclists James Sheppard and Matthew Leach have developed just such a layer, in the form of the strobing, screaming Limpet.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 25, 2018 - The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope
(Worldkings.org) In a few months, the stethoscope will celebrate its 200th birthday. A medical breakthrough in 1816, it’s still a part of nearly every doctor’s visit today and a symbol of medicine itself.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 25, 2018 - App blurs video if you hold the smartphone too close to your face
(Worldkings.org) Conventional wisdom is that holding a smartphone too close to your face can cause myopia, or nearsightedness. It’s something you may have heard your parents or grandparents warn you about. Now you’ll get a warning from a very different source: Tencent’s video app.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 24, 2018 - Shanghai embeds traffic lights in the ground for distracted smartphone users
(Worldkings.org) Shanghai has a new way to deal with absent-minded pedestrians glued to their phones.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 24, 2018 - Magnetically Operated Surgical Tool Cleared for Weight Loss Operations
(Worldkings.org) Levita Magnetics, a Silicon Valley firm, won FDA clearance to introduce its Levita Magnetic Surgical System for use in bariatric procedures.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – October 23, 2018 - The Populele taught me how to play ukulele in 15 minutes
(Worldkings.org) Full confession: I've held a ukulele before, tuned one, and learned a few chords, all of which I've since forgotten. Compared to a guitar, it's a really easy instrument. There are only four strings, and they're so easy to press! But, like any stringed instrument, learning chords is a bit of a pain. If you have someone teaching you there's that awkward moment where they grab it from you and show you something and then you take it back and try to replicate their hand shape. Or they try to tell you what to do verbally:
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