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Student Design Projects that Could Change the World

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As of a way of demonstrating what the next generation will deal with, the Global Grad Show showcases innovative projects from some of the world's finest technology and design schools.

This year's edition included 150 inventions that are likely to impact the future. Some have been executed on a small scale and are relatively simple, while others rely on a complex mix of high-tech and virtual. A few of the featured projects:

  • Cancer-Detecting Pen: About the size of an average Magic Marker, the MasSpec Pen can allow surgeons to spot cancer quickly. Currently, doctors must remove a sample from a patient and look at it under a microscope, a process that can last upwards of half-an-hour -- and during that time, the patient is at greater risk of infection. By using the MasSpec Pen, the wait time can be reduced to as few as 10 seconds. Doctors can place a drop of water from the pen onto a suspected cancer, and living cells will migrate to the droplet, which can be retrieved for high-speed analysis.
  • Growing Food Without Bees: As bees continue to face an increasing threat of extinction, there's a need to envision how to possibly live without them. Stem does that by pollinating plants that grow in automated warehouses on vertical carousels. Robotic arms use magnetic styluses to deliver pollen from one plant to another, just like bees would.
  • Drinks For Dementia Patients: People with dementia often struggle to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. Jelly Drops are intended to address those concerns by providing an easy-to-eat item that, when taken throughout the course of an entire day, can supply people with as much as a liter of water.
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Jim Lillie

Jim began writing for newspapers and designing for publishing companies at a time when both industries were just beginning to make the switch from manual to digital platforms. Jim lives in Boulder, Colorado with his teenage son.

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