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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Young female radiologist sitting by workplace in f 2022 03 16 03 45 07 utcIf a single medical objective could be applied to the entire range of cancers, it would be detecting the disease as soon as possible. “At the highest level, finding any cancer early gives you the opportunity for curative treatments,” says Andrea Ferris, CEO of research funding organization, LUNGevity. Although the goal of early detection emerged decades ago, much work remains to be done. Low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanning, used to detect lung cancer, has not changed much in the past ten years, and Ferris says that another part of the problem is a lack of public awareness of the “importance of screening and that it can save lives.”

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Agrivoltaics feature 2 dezeen hero2 852x479Next-gen solar parks that enable energy and food production as well as water conservation to work in synergy on the same plot can help to solve solar's growing land-use issue, according to the researchers making them a reality.

"There is this big debate around using land for solar versus using it for agriculture," said Colorado State University researcher Jennifer Bousselot. "And I just roll my eyes because you don't have to pick. They can be combined."

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OceancleanupAfter having impressive success with its second plastic-collecting design, the only way is up for the team at The Ocean Cleanup. To rid our ocean of its largest mass of pollution, the organisation is launching its third and most efficient marine clean-up technology to date. If you’ve visited the Thred website before, chances are you’ve heard us chattering about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

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A new, grandiose view of Jupiter's moon Europa. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SWRI / MSSSBeyond Earth, there are likely other oceans in our solar system.

Planetary scientists suspect Jupiter's cracked, ice-blanketed moon Europa harbors a particularly voluminous sea, some 40 to 100 miles deep. Now, for just the third time ever, a spacecraft flew by the icy moon, swooping just 219 miles from Europa's surface. The other two flybys happened over two decades ago. NASA's Juno spacecraft, famous for its dazzling views of Jupiter's roiling clouds, captured some of the clearest images of Europa ever seen, which you can see below.

Image: A new, grandiose view of Jupiter's moon Europa. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SWRI / MSSS

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95ac29 7a40fa82a4d54321bc6755609fc2889a mv2Solar panels are a cornerstone of the clean energy revolution. And yet, they have one great flaw: when the clouds roll in their productivity dives.

Now, a new type of solar panel has been developed by an electrical engineering student at Mapua University that harvests the unseen ultraviolet light from the sun that makes it through even dense cloud coverage.

Image: Carvey Ehren Maigue holding up one of his prototype panels. (CREDIT: James Dyson Foundation)

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Isabella Casillas Guzman SBA AdministratorWASHINGTON – Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and voice for America's 33 million small businesses in President Biden's Cabinet, released the following statement today after the House voted to reauthorize funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program:

"Today's Congressional vote demonstrates overwhelming bipartisan support for the Small Business Innovation Research program which is vital to our nation's capacity to innovate and improve the lives of all Americans.  When President Biden signs this bill, America's innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs will have another three years of certainty as they continue to create opportunities which lead to jobs and equity in our nation's innovation economy.  If past performance of the SBIR program is any guide, new generations of entrepreneurs will be breaking barriers in science, medicine, and technology, while ensuring that the United States maintains its position as an innovation leader at the forefront of science and technology in a rapidly evolving global market.  A new three-year reauthorization for SBIR is a significant win for our nation's small businesses and the American jobs it supports."

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Look This tiny robot could change medicine foreverYOU PROBABLY DON’T spend a lot of time wondering just how hard your stomach works to break down your grub. Food goes in, waste goes out, and if everything’s working as it should, you probably don’t give it much thought.

But inside the stomach is a highly acidic environment; this quality is crucial to break down food and provides some protection against some bacteria or other pathogens that might crawl their way into our food.

Image: The small RoboCap device pictured here could make medicines more effective, save money, and revolutionize health care.TRAVERSO LAB/MIT AND BWH

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Stewart Butterfield. (2022, July 27). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_ButterfieldAglobal recession could be around the corner – unwelcome news after years of disruption from everything from a pandemic to war.

But with markets in flux, leaders might have a unique opportunity to think beyond the next quarter to fix the way their teams solve big problems and help their staff navigate change.

Image: Stewart Butterfield. (2022, July 27). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Butterfield

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