Telemedicine for underprivileged women

The New York start-up Twentyeight Health aims to provide women on low incomes with access to telemedical health and reproductive care. Via Medicaid, the start-up offers insured women online services all about birth control. People can register online by filling in a questionnaire. Once the questionnaire is reviewed by a doctor, customers can choose from a range of contraceptives that are then delivered to their homes. The company also provides ongoing care through online audio consultations and doctor follow-up messages to discuss issues around updating prescriptions or addressing side-effects.

 October 23, 2020

Drive-in museum celebrates Latinx art

The car maker Hyundai has partnered with the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and the organisation Art of Elysium (AoE) to host a free drive-in event called “Driven” in celebration of Latinx artists. The event took place on the occasion of the Hispanic Heritage Month at the Hollywood Palladium Theater. On a road trip through South American landscapes, art lovers were invited to discover artworks in Hyundai frames by the Honduran painter Delmer Mejía, the artist Judithe Hernández and the Argentinian duo Chiachio & Giannone.

 October 23, 2020

Powerful cloud computer

The Chinese technology company Alibaba Cloud has presented a portable cloud computer that uses an internet connection to be able to access cloud computing power. The size of a hard disk, the computer Wuying weighs just 60 grams and could fit inside the palm of a hand. A connection to a monitor or screen enables the computer to be used like a regular PC, although it is much more powerful. The cloud computer can access unlimited server capacities that are provided by the company and billed as part of a monthly subscription model.

 October 23, 2020

Zoom camera for birdwatchers

The camera maker Canon has launched a camera called “PowerShot Zoom” that is particularly suited to capturing distant objects. This pocket-sized monocular has an image sensor with 12 megapixels and Full HD, and fits inside the palm of the hand. It also features two switchable equivalent focal lengths of 100mm and 400mm with a digital zoom up to 800mm. It has been designed for taking quick snapshots of outdoor activities. The photos can be transferred wirelessly using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The camera charges over USB-C and saves images and video to a microSD card.

 October 23, 2020

Fully recyclable running shoes

The French sportswear company Salomon has developed a running shoe that can be fully recycled. Named Index.01, the shoe is made exclusively from two different materials, making it different from other sneakers that are particularly difficult to recycle because they are composed of so many different materials. The sole of the new shoe is made of thermoplastic foam, while the upper part and the laces feature recycled polyester. After using the shoe, it can be sent for free to Salomon and the materials are then used to create ski boots.

 October 23, 2020

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