GGD Hit List: Apple’s Wonderlust Event, Nanotech Treats Breast Cancer and More

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The GGD Hit List is a weekly, curated list of top inventions in tech and science. For this week’s edition, we rounded up innovations in consumer tech, media, service tech, and healthcare. The GGD Hit List does not include general tech news or business updates. We strictly focus on listing items being invented or ground-breaking moments in science. Many discoveries or inventions are not picked up by mainstream outlets. Instead, they are found in academic journals or industry B2B publications. The GGD Hit List will always seek to feature ignored, but relevant tech innovations; as well as trending topics. Here are the top innovation headlines for this week:

1. Apple Presents “Wonderlust” Event: On Tuesday, Apple’s Wonderlust event debuted several new products including the much anticipated, iPhone 15 models. Live-streamed, the event also revealed the Apple Watch Ultra 2, as well as the Apple Watch Series 9 and its new Neural engine, making it easier for users to access health data (thanks to AI). Another key reveal was the tech giant’s upgrade to its emergency satellite program; Apple users in the U.S. can now access a new Roadside Assistance service, in partnership with AAA. The Emergency SOS program is available in 16 countries.

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2. Nanotech Weapon Invented to Treat Breast Cancer: Engineers at Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology have created small tubes that deliver drug treatment directly to cancerous tumors, on site. The nanotubes can help treat triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a rapid, aggressive form of cancer that is often difficult to manage or treat. Through this new approach, healthy breast cells remain intact—only the TNBC are specifically targeted. Engineers created the nanotube structures through single-strand DNA. You can learn more about the research team’s breakthrough here.

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3. U.S. Government Invests $22M in Surveillance Wearable Tech: U.S. Intelligence plans to upgrade spy attire via the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). $22 million will be invested to produce clothing and textiles embedded with surveillance technology. Wearable tech include shirts, underwear, surveillance socks, and more. Future garments will contain location sensors, data storage, power sources, and audio/visual sensors. The ultimate goal is so intelligence staff can record information, hands-free.  

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4. Nintendo Patents New Controller: The U.S. Patent Office has published a patent filed by Nintendo for a new magnetic joystick and its technology. According to the patent, the controller would contain a “magnetorheological fluid” to register movement. In basic terms, this means that the new joystick and its fluid will keep track of only the user’s movement. No interruption or game impact from dust or debris. The future controller only takes in the gamer’s input (as it should be). Rumors are floating around, with many believing this update might be the successor to the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch controllers in green and pink on a white background.
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Do any of these innovations make you excited or worried? Let us know in the comments below.

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