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Tech Talk October 20, 2023

Washing Machines and Microplastic Pollution

  • Washing machines contribute to 35% of ocean microplastics.
  • Planet Care 2.0 filter can stop 98% of fibers from entering waterways.
  • Easy to install and 95% reusable by Planet Care.

Revolutionary Battery Recycling by Chalmers University

  • 100% aluminum and 98% lithium recovery from electric car batteries.
  • Reduces landfill waste and makes electric cars more affordable.
  • Paves the way for innovations in recycling and the electric vehicle sector.

Wireless Charging by Why Charge

  • Wireless charging technology using infrared.
  • Can charge devices up to 30 feet away.
  • Device looks like a smoke detector and attaches to the wall.

Click Labs’ AI for Diabetes Detection

  • Uses speech technology and AI for quick diabetes detection.
  • No more waiting for traditional tests.
  • Makes healthcare more accessible and affordable.

AI Deciphers Ancient Scrolls

  • Machine learning algorithm reads text inside carbonized scrolls.
  • Significant for scholars studying ancient texts.
  • Part of the Vesuvius challenge with over 1500 teams involved.

Electronic “Stickers” for Force Measurement

  • Wireless, battery-free stickers measure force between objects.
  • Applications in healthcare and manufacturing.
  • Could revolutionize how we understand forces.

Firefox Integrates FakeSpot for Review Authenticity

  • Firefox acquired FakeSpot to integrate within the browser.
  • Detects fake reviews on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and more.
  • Uses AI to flag authentic or fake reviews.