There was an exhibit at a London gallery by French composer Celest Boursier-Mougenot. The exhibit, entitle 'From Here To Ear,' was an aviary filled with zebra finches, electronic instruments, and various other sound-making objects that were all connected to an audio system. It occurred to me that a smaller scale music palace could be created for wild birds in our own yards so we can have our own bird bands. (see video)
A clinical trial of a new vaccine to treat nicotine dependence is underway at Michigan State University (MSU) and 24 other sites nationwide. These trials makes use of a novel technique in a costly public health effort to impact the $192 billion spent on smoking related illnesses per year.
"Do more for less" in public services is the motto for Sidekick Studios, a British innovator in social innovations that spins out social businesses. Sidekick's latest invention, Buddy, is a social media radio that allows persons with long term health conditions to communicate how they are feeling to their family and friends in real-time, through email, SMS, Facebook, IM, Twitter and other social networks without digital support.
They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine. Here are the 10 winning inventions...
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and other U.S. medical centers have studied the relationship of various markers of body fat to brain markers for Alzheimer's disease, and their findings are not good for those who have fat around their mid-sections, or 'belly fat.'