Suspicious Skin Markings? Use Your
Smartphone To Identify Skin Cancer
By Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief
Smartphones are coming more and more in handy—they
can reveal low red blood cell counts, sleep apnea, and
even HIV. Now, skin cancer can be added to the list.
Back in 2011, an iPhone app offered risk assessments
on suspect moles. Today, a new research project at
Stanford University is promising to bring things up to a
professional grade of diagnosis, through a deep learning
algorithm that can detect potential cancers with the same
accuracy as dermatologists in early tests.
Early detection of skin cancer is critical to survival
rates. The sooner you catch it, the better off you are,
specifically for melanoma. If detected in its early stages,
the five-year survival rate is 97 percent. When detected
in its later stages, the survival rate is just 14 percent.
Unfortunately, not everybody has access or money to
drop by the doctor’s office and get their skin oddities
checked out as soon as they appear.
This UAV Transmits 4G Cell Phone Service
By Jennifer DeLaOsa, Associate Editor
Look up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a
flying cell tower.
Martin UAV and Fenix Group, Inc. have teamed up to
create an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) weighing under
55 pounds. What’s interesting is the drone’s ability to
provide 4G cell service—an achievement the two call a
The drone created by this partnership will include a
database of subscribers and provide payment options. In
turn, this will allow users who live in rural and remote
areas Internet connection. Additionally, the UAV’s
onboard camera equipment has the ability to stream
encrypted video to anyone on the network.
According to the release, future soldiers and first
responders could access the drone’s video feed in
order to aid in their
The Fenix team also
notes that command
centers could be
granted access from
any global location.
Projected revenue (USD) for the
smart home automation market
Engineering Update #204:
World’s First Single Stage Rocket
➤ World’s First Single Stage Rocket
It has been announced that the world’s first single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) launch vehicle is currently in
the works. The rocket can launch both itself and a
small payload into low Earth orbit. Early projections
have each launch costing around $1 million.
➤ Interactive Chair Takes VR To Next Level
Virtual reality has been a major focus in the tech
market over the past two years, and is becoming
more innovative and interactive for the consumer.
The Ukrainian-based company MMOne has come out
with a gaming chair that simulates the virtual reality
experience to a level never before seen by gamers.
➤ Bluetooth Cycling Vest Lights Up Riders
A group of entrepreneurs in Mexico City have
developed one of the “flashiest” cycling vests around
– dubbed the Tuibo, it’ll definitely get you noticed.
The vest is water-repellent and is equipped with 72
flashing LEDs on the back, which serve as tail lights.
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