(Worldkings.org) On August 8, 1908, the Wright brothers showed off their flying machine in its first public flight, five years after their first successful flight in 1903.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 07, 2018 - Plastic bags made from shrimp shells might help Egypt's trash problem
(Worldkings.org) A team of bioengineers from the University of Nottingham and Nile University in Egypt are developing a new substitute for conventional plastic carry bags using a material made out of shrimp shells. This biodegradable alternative to the more conventional polythene made from fossil fuels that is used in shopping bags is not only greener, but can also extend the shelf life of foodstuffs,
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 07 , 2018 - BONEBRIDGE, The First Wireless Bone Conducting Hearing Aid
(Worldkings.org) MED-EL, based in Durham, North Carolina, won de novo FDA clearance for the first bone conducting hearing aid system that doesn’t require a connection between the implant and external component to penetrate the skin. The totally wireless connection of the BONEBRIDGE system means that there’s less maintenance required on the patient and a much lower chance of infections occuring.
WORLDKINGS- On This Day - August 07, 2018 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan in 1955
(Worldkings.org) In September 1945, after the end of World War II, Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in the bomb-damaged Shirokiya department store building in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo. The next year, he was joined by his wartime research colleague, Akio Morita, and on May, 7 1946, they founded a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K. (Tokyo TelecommunicationsEngineering Corporation). The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G.
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WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 06 , 2018 -Light Therapy Tech to Help Overcome Jet Lag and Summer Insomnia
(Worldkings.org) The warm summer months we’re experiencing here in the northern hemisphere bring a whole host of health effects on our bodies. While longer days in the sun allow more time for our bodies to produce vitamin D and develop a nice tan, too much sun can lead to painful sunburns, an increased risk of skin cancer, and appearance of UV wearables that never seem to catch on. And while summer days for many also bring the excitement of traveling, a holiday abroad often means jet lag, weird sleep schedules, and simply adjusting to being on a different part of the Earth.
(Worldkings.org) After an eight-month, 352-million-mile journey, the Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars at 1:31AM EDT on August 6, 2012.
(Worldkings.org) At Texas A&M University a team of students has created a smart cane that can help visually impaired people to avoid obstacles. The Navigational & Object Visual Assistant (NOVA) is a prototype device that sends out ultrasonic signals in front of the user and vibrates when it detects something.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – August 05 , 2018 - Drop of Blood Enough for This Device to Diagnose Brain Injury
(Worldkings.org) Brain injuries, particularly the milder ones, are difficult to accurately diagnose. CT scanners can help, but often they just don’t have the resolution for clinicians to identify unusual aberrations in the image.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day - August 05, 2018 - World's 1st traveler's cheques issued by American Express in 1891
(Worldkings.org) Travelers cheques (TCs) date back to the end of the 19th century, with American Express and Thomas Cook as the first issuers. Thomas Cook had issued a precursor to the TC, Cook's Circular Note, in 1874 in New York. But the world's first traveler's cheque was issued by American Express in 1891.