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Top 45 Science Trends in July

From Prefilled Insulin Pens to Drug-Detecting Honeybees

— July 25, 2015 — Tech
With a range of disease-specific technologies to more general, overarching tech innovations that have plenty of scientific applications, the top July 2015 science trends highlight potentially lifesaving products and services, whether mere concepts or actionable inventions.

In particular, tech innovations with science world applications such as smart insulin pens have the potential to completely change everyday life for individuals with type 1 or 2 diabetes. Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has a unique insulin pen specifically design for children in bright colors, while it also boasts a smart display.

Additionally, researchers recently completed a study that would see the application of honeybees as a drug-detecting tool in airports. The specially trained honeybees were found to possess an innate ability to sniff out cocaine and heroin in the luggage of passengers.
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Ocean-Monitoring Robots
Ocean-Monitoring Robots
These Underwater Robots Will Help Scientists Monitor the Indian Ocean
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44
3D-Printed Thrusters
3D-Printed Thrusters
This Thruster Was Made From a Special Platinum Alloy
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43
Humongous Telescopes
Humongous Telescopes
The Giant Magellan Telescope Will Be the World's Largest and Most Powerful
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42
Bug-Repelling Aircraft Wings
Bug-Repelling Aircraft Wings
This Aircraft Wing Will Help Repel Bugs and Reduce Fuel Consumption
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41
Drug-Detecting Honeybees
Drug-Detecting Honeybees
These Specially Trained Bees May Be the Latest Form of Airport Security
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40
Simultaneous Imaging Microscopes
Simultaneous Imaging Microscopes
This Fermion Microscope Can Freeze Particles in Time
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39
Inflatable Flying Saucers (UPDATE)
Inflatable Flying Saucers (UPDATE)
The NASA LDSD is Outfitted with Better Brakes for Safer Landing
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38
Communication-Restoring Apps
Communication-Restoring Apps
The 'I.am.here' App Gives a Renewed Voice to Stroke Victims
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37
VR Addiction Treatments
VR Addiction Treatments
A Study Suggests Virtual Reality Has Applications in the Recovery Process
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36
Indoor Hurricane Simulators
Indoor Hurricane Simulators
The SUSTAIN Wind-Wave Research Center Creates Brutal Indoor Hurricanes
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35
Sonically Seasoned Dining
Sonically Seasoned Dining
This Campaign Documents the Nature of Sony's Multi-Room Audio
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34
Disease-Scanning Tools
Disease-Scanning Tools
VirScan Assesses Your Viral History Through a Single Drop of Blood
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33
Origami-Inspired Batteries
Origami-Inspired Batteries
This Folded Paper Battery is Powered By Bacteria
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32
Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices
Tongue-Controlled Sensory Devices
The 'BrainPort V100' Allows the Visually Impaired to See
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31
Low-Carbon Cows
Low-Carbon Cows
These Eco-Friendly Cows Consume a Special Diet that Reduces Nitrous Emissions
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30
Biodegradable Computer Chips
Biodegradable Computer Chips
Researchers Created a Computer Chip Made Almost Entirely of Wood
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29
Smog-Infused Desserts
Smog-Infused Desserts
This New Initiative Offers Edible Treats Inspired by Urban Pollution Issues
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28
Smart Insulin Patches
Smart Insulin Patches
This Unique Insulin Patch Automatically Detects Blood Sugar Levels
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27
Extra-Sensory Vests
Extra-Sensory Vests
The 'Vest' is a Form of Wearable Technology for Those with Hearing Impairments
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26
Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcases
Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcases
Iluminage Fashions Pillowcases Out of Copper Oxide Fibres
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25
Scent-Based Maps
Scent-Based Maps
The 'Smelly Maps' Project Helps You Explore the Urban Smellscape of Your City
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24
Energy Storage Systems
Energy Storage Systems
This Energy Storage Module Can Capture & Save Energy in Homes & Businesses
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23
Painless Glucose Monitors
Painless Glucose Monitors
eNano's 'Kiss and Tell' Device is a Harmless Diabetes Detection Device
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22
Fly-Catching Robots
Fly-Catching Robots
This Robot Uses Machine Vision to Catch Fruit Flies
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21
Wearable Diabetic Patches
Wearable Diabetic Patches
V-Go Reduces Insulin Requirements for Those with Type 2 Diabetes
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20
3D-Printed Skin Types
3D-Printed Skin Types
L’Oreal is Now Manufacturing 3D-Printed Skin for Testing Its Cosmetics
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19
Anti-Radiation Eyewear
Anti-Radiation Eyewear
The 'Zappi' Glasses Help to Reduce Eye Strain Caused by Digital Devices
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18
Melanoma-Detection Devices
Melanoma-Detection Devices
The 'Molescope' is a Tiny Microscope Designed for Detecting Skin Cancer
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17
Ultra-Efficient Diesel Engines
Ultra-Efficient Diesel Engines
The Wartsila 31 is the Most Efficient 4-Stroke Diesel Engine
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16
Diabetic-Monitoring Tattoos
Diabetic-Monitoring Tattoos
This Temporary Patch Performs a Blood Sugar Test Without a Needle
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15
Brainwave-Controlled Robots
Brainwave-Controlled Robots
The 'ThynkBot' is a Toy That You Can Control with Your Brain Waves
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14
Retrofitted Aircraft Engines
Retrofitted Aircraft Engines
This Electric Aircraft Engine Makes Light Aircraft Safer
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13
Japanese Paper-Cutting Circuit Boards
Japanese Paper-Cutting Circuit Boards
Researchers Create the Future of Flexible, Bendable Gadgets
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12
Prefilled Insulin Pens
Prefilled Insulin Pens
The FlexTouch is Novo Nordisk's Followup to the Venerable FlexPen
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11
Kick-Clicking Computer Chairs
Kick-Clicking Computer Chairs
The Segregation of Joy Seat Lets You Click With a Kick
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10
Children's Smart Insulin Pens
Children's Smart Insulin Pens
The NovoPen Echo is Designed for Kids with Vibrant Color Choices
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9
Touchscreen Clothing
Touchscreen Clothing
Project Jacquard is Envisioning Clothing Made With Smart Yarn
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8
Bladder-Monitoring Devices
Bladder-Monitoring Devices
'Brightly' is a Wearable Device for Those Suffering from Incontinence
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7
Hypersonic Military Jets
Hypersonic Military Jets
The Air Force X-51 WaveRider Can Travel Five Times the Speed of Sound
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6
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
Augmented Reality Bike Helmets
This AR Cycling Helmet Prototype Boasts Blind-Spot Visualization
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5
Mini Origami Robots
Mini Origami Robots
These Self-Folding Robots are Multi-Talented Machines
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4
Printed Solar Cells
Printed Solar Cells
This Inexpensive and Ultra-Thin Technology is Great for Developing Countries
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3
Tunable Smart Windows
Tunable Smart Windows
These Windows' Tints Can Be Adjusted to Control Brightness and Opacity
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2
Self-Lifting Shipping Containers
Self-Lifting Shipping Containers
The SL-Tainer Container Can Be Loaded and Unloaded Without Cranes
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1
Industrial Exoskeletons
Industrial Exoskeletons
The Robo-Mate is the World's First Industrial Exoskeleton
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