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Can we use the cooling systems similar to what is located inside the heads of sports mascots? It isn't going to cure the disease but if we can keep the healthcare workers a little cooler while in those protective suits then they will be less likely t

Can we use the cooling systems similar to what is located inside the heads of sports mascots? It isn't going to cure the disease but if we can keep the healthcare workers a little cooler while in those protective suits then they will be less likely t

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Utilizing the TED format we could collect the inspirations, lives, and lessons of the elderly to build their confidence and connect them to a larger world.

Utilizing the TED format we could collect the inspirations, lives, and lessons of the elderly to build their confidence and connect them to a larger world.

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Long, slender poles placed throughout an area armed with simple pull cords, CB radio transmitters, and receivers. A simple pull of the cord sends a signal in all directions. The receiver reads the signal and points the direction of the signal.

Long, slender poles placed throughout an area armed with simple pull cords, CB radio transmitters, and receivers. A simple pull of the cord sends a signal in all directions. The receiver reads the signal and points the direction of the signal.

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David commented on Crazy but maybe - Cones to prevent touching your face

Definitely a little crazy but I get what you're saying. Maybe it could be done a little less literally. How could you create something that would keep people from touching their own face?

I think there is a wide range of users that could see value in the data, depending on the data being collected. It could be health, violence, etc. related. I don't think we'd have a problem IDing users.

I think the questions they would be seeking answers for would be in the ballpark of: Where do we need to apply our resources to have the most impact? Where do we already have resources, but may need more?

How would the information be collected? I could see outposts stationed in refugee camps or medical units collecting the necessary information from the refugees/patients. We could validate the information by providing "train the trainer" type of training to the people being deployed in these areas. That way we could be assured that the information was gathered by responsible hands.

We could also provide "packets" to any area that makes a request for one. This would allow for a jump-start on the process before we could get there or at least a starting point for fledgling operations that may not have their feet wet yet. We could also post videos online and utilize educational platforms to deliver the information to areas that have access to those sorts of things.

A good partner for this may be some of the MOOCs that are popping up in the distance education arenas.

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David commented on Worldwide Information Network System

Thanks for the reply. I see what you mean by atrocity and I totally agree. I guess atrocity doesn't have to mean strictly violent acts.