WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlighs - April 15, 2018 - Glucose-monitoring patch could mean no more finger-pricking for diabetics
(Worldkings.org) For millions of diabetics, performing finger-prick blood tests to monitor blood glucose levels is an unpleasant part of daily life. If a new glucose-monitoring adhesive skin patch reaches commercialization, however, such jabs may become a thing of the past.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 14, 2018 - 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures) in 1894
(Worldkings.org) The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of the device.
(Worldkings.org) In June 2017, JetBlue gave passengers (and press) the opportunity to try out a boarding system that relied on facial recognition technology rather than boarding passes.
(Worldkings.org) Over the years, we've gotten pretty used to glasses with photochromic lenses, which automatically darken when exposed to bright light. This Wednesday, however, Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the upcoming availability of its self-tinting contact lenses.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 13, 2018 - Steam power brake of George Westinghouse patented in 1896
(Worldkings.org) George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 19.
(Worldkings.org) Diabetics often lack sensitivity in their feet, which means that they may not know when foot ulcers are forming. If such ulcers do form and get infected, amputations are sometimes required. The sensor-equipped Siren Diabetic Sock, however, is designed to help keep that from happening.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlighs - April 13, 2018 - Detachable handlebars make that ungainly bike of yours skinnier
(Worldkings.org) If you're trying to store a bicycle in a cramped space, its handlebars certainly can get in the way. As a result, we've seen a couple of products that allow you to turn your bars sideways. Billibars, however, are different – they actually come off.
WORLDKINGS - Old Events - April 12, 2018 - Polio vaccine tested by Dr Jonas Salk announced to be 'safe and effective in 1955
(Worldkings.org) Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio). There are two types: one that uses inactivated poliovirus and is given by injection (IPV), and one that uses weakened poliovirus and is given by mouth (OPV).
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlighs - April 12, 2018 - GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder Approved By FDA For PFO Closure
(Worldkings.org) The FDA has approved the GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure procedures that have shown to reduce the chance of stroke in some patients. The CARDIOFORM is already being used in the U.S. for closing of atrial septal defects up to 17 millimeters in size.