NASA Spinoff reports on “the first endoscope suitable for brain surgery that is capable of producing three dimensional imagery.” A very impressive device.
A NEWWorthy exoskeleton, the R70i Age Suit, can make you feel OLDWorthy. Or at least 40 years older, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
Rachel Metz at MIT Technology Review wrote about “the best thing I saw at CES was a thermometer.” What’s interesting about this new thermometer is that you don’t put it in you mouth. Actually, you don’t put it “in” anywhere. You just touch it to your temple and it sends your temperature to your smartphone. The Withings Hot Spot Sensor (TM) seems to be the secret to getting accurate results.
NEWWorthy Awards 2015 asks what was NEWWorthiest for the year in inventions, discoveries, events, and other new-related categories. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our blog as much as we did putting it together.
We’re excited to see what’s in store for 2016. NEWWorthy will continue to keep an eye on what’s new and worthy. Whether it’s new research in science or the latest new happenings in entertainment and travel — not to mention, the U.S. election campaigns and debates — we’ll be taking a look at it.
Happy 2016! Here are the NEWWorthy Award winners for 2015…
ENTERTAINMENT: Winner – Breaking Borders television series. With all the conflict in the world, how wonderful to see a TV series that attempts to bring representatives of all sides of a conflict to dinner. Educational too.
NEWWorthy WORD: Winner – Augmented Reality (AR) as featured with Hololens and Magic Leap devices.
FINANCE: Winner – The Fed finally raises rates
SCIENCE HEALTH: Winner – Vaccine for Dengue
SCIENCE: Winner – First FDA approved genetically modified animal
TECHNOLOGY: Winner – Intel’s Optane (much faster SSDs)
TRAVEL: Winner – Photos without barriers
OLDWORTHY: Winner – Pong enters world video game hall of fame
Honorable Mentions – Childhood’s End was a three night television series on the SYFY network based on science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s award winning 1953 novel. Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” (1963) was made into a television series on Amazon Prime; Germanium makes a comeback