7 Must-Have Innovations That Helped Change the World for Better in 2018

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Time to sum up what innovations 2018 brought to us making the world a better place to live.

Check out must-have tech, science and health improvements of 2018 on Nexter.org.

#1 Xbox controller for people with disabilities

Various control options are now available for people with disabilities.

“There are a lot of gamers out there that play differently. They play with their feet, their chin, different parts of their body,” Microsoft’s director of product marketing Navin Kumar said.

#2  3D organs

Plastic surgery will have even more opportunities to replace organs with 3D-printed copies. Scientists have already made first attempts for example in printing ears from human’s own cells.

Also, people have been working on 3d hand-printed devices for children who lost their arms way too early are specially designed to be produced way much cheaper than those models out in the market.

#3 First and only Starbucks signing store in US

The first ever Starbucks coffee shop for the deaf and hard-of-hearing people appeared in Washington. It is noteworthy that all workers at the Starbucks point are fluent in American Sign Language (“ASL”). It is reported that the first guests of the coffee shop will be able to order their favorite drink and chat with the barista starting from this week!

Moreover, among the staff, there are both native speakers and sign language interpreters.

#4 Improved data to inform the taxonomy

Due to the increasing of the number of cases of sexual harassment and misconduct at work, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Urban Institute created improved ways of categorizing reports of such cases that happen at work.

Source: AP

#5 Reinvented Toilet Expo from Gates 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, China that aims to prevent cases of diarrhea through new forms of sanitation technology.

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Source: AP

#6 NASA landed its InSight spacecraft on Mars

Earth sent something to Mars and it’s NASA’s InSight spacecraft that is about to complete its seven-month journey to Mars. It all went well, a NASA probe named InSight landed near the Martian equator shortly before 3 p.m. EST.

It cruised 301,223,981 miles (484,773,006 km) at a top speed of 6,200 mph (10,000 kph). That means spacecraft slowed down from 12,300 mph as it entered the top of the Martian atmosphere — to a complete stop on the ground six and a half minutes later.

“Having successfully brought all the data back from InSight during its exciting entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequence – what you see before you is an image taken roughly 4,700 miles from Mars, about 10-15 minutes after EDL itself,” explained MarCO chief engineer Andy Klesh.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#7 New spinal cord therapy 

A new therapy that reactivates spinal cord can help paralyzed people walk!


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