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In today's edition:

// Harvesting solar power from space

// The ‘Skinny Jab’

// How to make your life easier with AI

// A foot pain solution

Blood pressure monitoring at your fingertips: Super low-cost smartphone attachment | SciTechDaily

“Engineers have developed a low-cost, user-friendly clip and smartphone app for blood pressure monitoring. The clip, which costs less than a dollar to produce, works without needing calibration and offers an affordable alternative to traditional blood pressure monitoring methods. The technology, already showing comparable results to blood pressure cuffs in early tests, is set to be commercialized by Billion Labs Inc.”

How to make your life better with AI | AI Tool Report

AI doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it can help you do things like have more free-time or help you automate your life. You can use prompts to help you plan how to learn a new skill or utilize a tool that will streamline your business so that you can have time to do things like creative work and make more money. AI can help, we swear, and this is how. [Ad]

Germany’s Solar Power Generation Hit Record High | Bloomberg

“Germany’s thousands of solar panels set a new production record on Saturday. Output reached as high as 40,919 megawatts early afternoon, according to data from the European Energy Exchange AG. Germany is already the European leader in renewable energy. In the wake of the war in Ukraine, the nation brought forward by more than a decade to 2035 its goal of getting to 100% renewable power. BloombergNEF forecasts that wind and solar will reach 76% of total generation by 2030.”

Japan will try to beam solar power from space by 2025 | Engadget

“Japan and JAXA, the country’s space administration, have spent decades trying to make it possible to beam solar energy from space. In 2015, the nation made a breakthrough when JAXA scientists successfully beamed 1.8 kilowatts of power, enough energy to power an electric kettle, more than 50 meters to a wireless receiver. Now, Japan is poised to bring the technology one step closer to reality.”

Finally, a solution for foot pain | Kuru Footwear

Do you suffer from foot pain? Bunions? Plantar fasciitis? Heel pain? Arthritis? Back pain? Are you a nurse who works three 12 hour shifts a week on your feet? An office employee who wants that treadmill desk but not sure your feet can handle the hours on the treadmill? The answer to all your hopes and prayers are in the link below. [Ad]

Half of children given ‘skinny jab’ no longer clinically obese, study finds | The Guardian

“Nearly half of children who were assigned the “skinny jab” lost enough weight to no longer be classed as clinically obese, according to research. The study, led by Dr Aaron Kelly, the co-director of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota, looked at 201 adolescents who were classed as clinically obese. Alongside receiving matching healthy lifestyle counselling, one group of 134 children aged between 12 and 18 received one dose of 2.4mg of semaglutide a week across 68 weeks, while 67 children received a placebo across the same period of time.”

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