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Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers

While completing his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s, Jon Bloom saw his fair share of foot amputations among patients with diabetes. The culprit: infected foot ulcers. “Some days, I would spend the entire day doing nothing but amputations,” Bloom says. “It's a major problem we haven't really moved forward on.” Now Bloom's startup, Podimetrics, has developed a smart mat that can detect early warning signs before foot ulcers form, which may drastically reduce …

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The Toyota Prius Prime Hints At The Electric Future Of Toyota (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

As the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime rolled up, I was skeptical. I had owned a Prius for 6 years, and this was just a newer Prius with fancier screens, cleaner carpets, and no melted crayons in the back seat. Boy, was I wrong The Toyota Prius Prime Hints At The Electric Future Of …

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Introducing China’s Solar Panda Power Plant

As a bid to get kids interested in clean energy, a Chinese solar power company has just finished the first phase of a 100MW solar power plant... in the shape of a panda! The creative PR stunt was done by Panda Green Energy, who released that the plant's first half with 50MW of capacity installed, was connected to the Datong electricity grid in China on June 29. This post was originally published on

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Growing Octane Needs Widen the Price Difference Between Premium and Regular Gasoline

The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000. Many factors on both the supply and demand sides are influencing this trend. […] The post Growing Octane Needs Widen the Price Difference Between Premium and Regular Gasoline appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Endowing cells with new abilities

It had been seven years since Fahim Farzadfard had last seen his family back home in Iran. Even after obtaining his green card in the middle of 2016, he had waited to finish his PhD before making the trip. Finally, last December, Farzadfard made a long-awaited visit to his hometown of Mashhad, Iran. Farzadfard had missed his family, and would have loved to stay longer to enjoy Persian cuisine, Iran's raw beauty, and the courteous culture he grew up with. He kept his visit short, however, partly out of concerns over a …

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MIT’s first MicroMasters learners earn credentials

The first-ever cohort in MIT's inaugural online MicroMasters program — consisting of more than 1,100 learners who completed all five of the online courses in supply chain management — has received its final MicroMasters certificates and will be honored at an online ceremony today. Of those learners who opted to take the proctored comprehensive final exam, 622 achieved passing grades, automatically earning a chance to apply for a full master's degree. Combining credit for the completed online coursework plus one …