Viral infections increase resting heart and respiration rates so guess what – your smartwatch might be able to tell you when you are about to get sick.

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A person’s heart and breathing rates increase and heart rate variability decrease as a viral infection ramps up. All of these are measurable using a modern-day smartwatch. Researchers at Purdue University are starting a study to see if continuously collected biometric smartwatch data could be used to detect early signs of viral infections, including COVID-19.

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Could reincarnation be memories passed through generations in our DNA?

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New research has shown that it may be possible for information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in our DNA, possibly explaining “past memories” or reincarnation claims reported by some people. During the tests, researchers demonstrated that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences, in this case avoiding…

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DARPA expanding foam used to stop internal bleeding

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DARPA funded researchers have developed a new type of expandable foam that can stop internal bleeding long enough to get the soldier off the battlefield and into surgery. The foam chemical is injected into the chest as two separate chemicals. When the chemicals come into contact with each other, they expand, molding itself around internal…

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New contact lens technology allows for heads-up display (HUD) for wearers

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According to the Telegraph, Ghent University’s center of microsystems technology has developed a spherical curved LCD display which can be embedded in contact lenses and handle projected images using wireless technology. The technology allows the entire surface of the contact lens to be used for the display giving the wearer a true heads-up display (HUD).

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