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Top 35 Science Ideas in July

From 3D-Printed Jaw Prosthetics to Emission-Preventing Stones

— July 31, 2016 — Tech
From 3D-printed jaw prosthetics to emission-preventing stones, the July 2016 science trends reveal that technology is changing our own lives and the environment in which we live in unexpected ways.

One of the most powerful ways that science and technology are changing our lives is in the field of healthcare. Advancements in the healthcare field are giving patients more ownership over their healthcare by giving them new tools to monitor, diagnose and even treat conditions on their own. Some of these revolutionary scientific advancements include autonomous diagnostic tools, 3D-printed jaw prosthetics and sight-restoring goggles.

Beyond healthcare, the July 2016 science trends also reveal an emphasis on improving the environment and undoing some of the damage caused by humans. For example, scientists have developed a high-tech reactor called ePhos that can isolate phosphorus from sewage water. Another example is an artificial barrier created by a team of Dutch researchers, which gathers and collects plastic waste from the ocean.
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Whale-Tracking Buoys
Whale-Tracking Buoys
This Acoustic Monitoring Buoy Studies Endangered Whale Behavior
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Atmosphere-Sensing Beacons
Atmosphere-Sensing Beacons
This Sensor Beacon Can Measure Temperature and Humidity
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Diagnostic Search Engines
Diagnostic Search Engines
A Search for Symptoms on Google Now Calls Up Related Conditions
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Low-Gravity 3D Printers
Low-Gravity 3D Printers
The Additive Manufacturing Facility Printer is Designed to Work in Space
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Supercomputer Art Projects
Supercomputer Art Projects
This Art and Science Project Had Artists Collaborate with IBM Watson
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Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
This Technology for Deaf People Translates Voices Into Sign Language
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Low-Vision Eyeglasses
Low-Vision Eyeglasses
NuEyes' Visual Prosthesis is a Portable Aid for Patients with Low Vision
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Genetically-Tested Couple Chemistries
Genetically-Tested Couple Chemistries
Instant Chemistry Validates a Pair's DNA Compatibility
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Autonomous Diagnostic Tools
Autonomous Diagnostic Tools
The Vitaliti Devices Can Be Used to Diagnose Chronic Conditions
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Power-Free Portable Sterilizers
Power-Free Portable Sterilizers
The Invention Makes it Easier to Sterilize Medical Instruments
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Sugar Sensor Startups
Sugar Sensor Startups
NubeSol's Remote Sensing Services Are Boosting the Indian Sugar Industry
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Gravity-Powered Hydroelectric Plants
Gravity-Powered Hydroelectric Plants
The Linthal Hydropower Plant Runs on the Power of Gravity
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Waste Water-Treating Reactors
Waste Water-Treating Reactors
The ePhos Reactor Can Isolate Phosphorus From Sewage Water
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Stem Cell-Firing Guns
Stem Cell-Firing Guns
The SkinGun Applies Stem Cells to Burn Sites to Boost Recovery
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Photosynthesizing Bionic Leaves
Photosynthesizing Bionic Leaves
Scientists Developed a Bionic Leaf That Turns Sunlight into Fuel
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Tattoo Machine Prosthetics
Tattoo Machine Prosthetics
This Innovative Prosthesis Allows the Wearer to Perform Tattoos
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Emissions-Preventing Stones
Emissions-Preventing Stones
The CarbFix Project is an Endeavor in Carbon Dioxide Storage
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3D-Printed Jaw Prosthetics
3D-Printed Jaw Prosthetics
This Doctor Created a Lightweight 3D Prosthetic for a Cancer Survivor
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Oceanic Trash-Trapping Contraptions
Oceanic Trash-Trapping Contraptions
The Ocean Cleanup Project's Prototype Captures Ocean Trash
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Greenhouse Gas-Converting Power Plants
Greenhouse Gas-Converting Power Plants
This Apple Energy Plant will Turn Methane into Electricity
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Paper Sun Sensors
Paper Sun Sensors
This Paper-Based Sensor Monitors Sun Exposure, Sunscreen Use and Skin Tone
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Visualized Aroma Dyes
Visualized Aroma Dyes
John Crimaldi Uses Color and Lasers to Render Scents Fully Visible
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Fashion-Facilitating Prosthetics
Fashion-Facilitating Prosthetics
This Prosthesis For Women Allows Amputees to Wear Heels
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Sight-Restoring Goggles
Sight-Restoring Goggles
Pixium Vision's System Stimulates the Nervous System to Restore Vision
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5D Printing Machines
5D Printing Machines
Ultra-Strong Printed Parts Can Be Made with Five-Axis Additive Manufacturing
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Insecticide-Spraying Drones
Insecticide-Spraying Drones
The Drone Spray Hornet Locates and Demolishes Hornet Nests
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Full-Body Medical Scanners
Full-Body Medical Scanners
SMARTTECH's Medical Scanner is Designed to Digitize the Human Body
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Weight Loss Eyeglasses
Weight Loss Eyeglasses
These 3D-Printed Glasses Monitor Use of the Chewing Muscles
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Printed Robot Salamanders
Printed Robot Salamanders
Thsi 3D-Printed Animal Replicates the Movements of an Amphibian
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Directional Compass Implants
Directional Compass Implants
The Cyborg Nest 'North Sense' Implant Device Connects Users to Naure
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Artificial Memory Implants
Artificial Memory Implants
'Neurofeedback' Allows False Memories to Be Added to the Brain
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Non-Stick Shampoo Bottles
Non-Stick Shampoo Bottles
This Plastic Coating Will Save Money and Prevent Waste
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Tattoo Database Technology
Tattoo Database Technology
The FBI is Working to Accumulate Tattoos for Semiotic Research
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Micro-Detailed 3D Printers
Micro-Detailed 3D Printers
This New 3D Printer Can Handle Extremely High-Resolution Printing Tasks
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3D-Printed Body Braces
3D-Printed Body Braces
WASP Medical's Printed Corsets Support Patients with Scoliosis
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