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Use gel that is 5x stronger than steel to make joint replacements.



Healthmedical, joint replacementshttp://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/13/tech/hydrogel-steel-japan/index.html?sr=fbtech071917hydrogel-steel-japan0215PMVODtopLink&linkId=39933967 Coming soon
Develop business practices that will reduce the dumping of pollutants into the rivers



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Prevent catching the Zika virus by avoiding areas where it is common, wearing long sleeves and pants, applying insect repellent, and using mosquito netting.



Healthhttp://www.attn.com/stories/5526/how-to-prevent-zika-virus Coming soon
A recycling rewards program would motivate people to recycle more.



Environment Coming soon
Someone should make portable office pods that can be added on to someone's house. They can be rented and moved around easily. Basically on-demand office space.



Technologyoffice space, productivity, rental Coming soon
More humane farming practices may be more profitable for farmers in the long run, especially with customers demanding healthier and more natural foods. For example, research indicates that more gradual and natural weening for baby calves positively affects weight and overall health.



Environmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-way-wean-calves-leaves-them-happier-healthier-180957919/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia Coming soon
Making everyone more aware of their carbon footprints and offering real-time tracking and feedback may motivate people to become more engaged in making green differences on a small scale. An additional metric can be cost savings.



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If 3D printers used materials that consumers could easily reuse, this would reduce waste.



Environment Coming soon
Someone should create a scorecard to assess the health of a society based on its government, economy, government-type, quality of life, etc. The scorecard should be easily explained and transparent. This will hold those in power accountable and show everyone where improvements need to be made.



Governmenttourism, leisure, activities, games, city planning, scavenger hunt, geocaching Coming soon
Publicize efforts for "clear the shelters" adoption drives, host more adoption events, and open more businesses like cat cafes where customers can spend leisure time with the animals and adopt them if they choose to. All of these combined efforts may reduce the need to euthanize animals in shelters to free up space and other resources.



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Put self-replicating solar panels on the moon the capture solar power and send it to earth in the form of microwaves that would power earth in an eco-friendly manner.



EnvironmentSolar power, moon, space, climate changehttp://www.popsci.com/for-nearly-infinite-power-build-self-replicating-solar-panels-on-moon Coming soon
Provide the homeless gift cards that can only be spent on necessities.



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There should be a way that helps people detox from social media and/or smart phones without having to disable their accounts or lose their phones. Perhaps an app that can lock certain apps that requires the user to perform an action before accessing their data. Or an "away" or "out of office" type of status.



TechnologySocial media, smart phones, Facebook, twitter, detox, app Coming soon
There should be a way that helps people detox from social media and/or smart phones without having to disable their accounts or lose their phones. Perhaps an app that can lock certain apps that requires the user to perform an action before accessing their data. Or an "away" or "out of office" type of status.



TechnologySocial media, smart phones, Facebook, twitter, detox, app Coming soon
Kotatsu tables are very popular in Japan and korsi tables are popular in Iran. They are tables with heaters and blankets attached design to keep people sitting at the table warm in cold weather. These tables are expensive to acquire in countries outside of Japan and Iran due to shipping costs. More companies should manufacture these tables because they may help people be more efficient with home heating in winter months. This will help lower environmental impact and save households money.



Heat, kotatsu, korsi, environment, winter, efficiency, manufacturing, shipping Coming soon
Communities should have more interactive outdoor activities, such as scavenger hunts or other kinds of games that visitors can do as they tour around the city. Geocaching is an example of activities people like to do around the world.



Environmenttourism, leisure, activities, games, city planning, scavenger hunt, geocaching Coming soon
Breathalyzer devices can be installed in cars by default to minimize the habit of drunk driving. It would be similar to the introduction of the seat belt in cars.



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Use sustainable building practices to build quickly, sustainably, and at a low cost. See link for examples.



TechnologyBuilding, sustainability http://www.engineeringforchange.org/five-innovative-materials-for-sustainable-structural-engineering/ Coming soon
There should be a way that helps people detox from social media and/or smart phones without having to disable their accounts or lose their phones. Perhaps an app that can lock certain apps that requires the user to perform an action before accessing their data. Or an "away" or "out of office" type of status.



TechnologySocial media, smart phones, Facebook, twitter, detox, app Coming soon
3D printing materials should be recyclable inside the home. An inexpensive appliance to melt down the material to be reusable should be available to the typical consumer.



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Understand and fight terrorism with social psychology. See article



SocietyTerrorism, social psychology http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-research-says-about-defeating-terrorism/ Coming soon
Local restaurants and other businesses should offer a diet program that features freshly made, healthy options that takes the guesswork out or dieting.



HealthHealth, diet, local business, program, restaurant, business opportunity Coming soon
Understand and fight terrorism with social psychology. See article



SocietyTerrorism, social psychology http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-research-says-about-defeating-terrorism/ Coming soon
A pill can train the system to attack opioids, thus rendering certain kinds of illegal drugs ineffective and harmless.



HealthOpioids, drugs http://www.popsci.com/there-could-soon-be-vaccine-for-opioid-overdose?src=SOC&dom=fb Coming soon
There needs to be more efforts to unify Americans rather than divide.



Government Coming soon
Even if all of the Arctic sea ice melts, we can perhaps regrow it at a later time. Examples of efforts include reflecting sunlight in the north much like existing sea ice does, and rotating water to the top to ensure more water freezes and creates thicker ice.



EnvironmentSea ice, global warming, climate change, melting, glaciers, polar bears, walruseshttps://www.scientificamerican.com/article/arctic-2-0-what-happens-after-all-the-ice-goes/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS Coming soon
With technological advances, perhaps one day we can 3D print tissue and organs for medical applications.



Healthhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2075104-glowing-4d-printed-flowers-could-pave-way-for-replacement-organs/ Coming soon
More humane farming practices may be more profitable for farmers in the long run, especially with customers demanding healthier and more natural foods. For example, research indicates that more gradual and natural weening for baby calves positively affects weight and overall health.



Environmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-way-wean-calves-leaves-them-happier-healthier-180957919/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia Coming soon
Blood tests can be used to detect concussions by measuring markers in the blood.



HealthConcussion, diagnosis, blood test, GFAPhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/03/28/new-seismic-hazard-map-includes-fracking-related-quakes-for-the-first-time/ Coming soon
There should be programs to help youth visit other countries for cultural enrichment and education.



Educationtourism, leisure, activities, games, city planning, scavenger hunt, geocaching Coming soon
Punishment, fines, jail sentences, social stigma.



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Cure disabilities with technologies related brain plasticity by reactivating critical periods.



Sciencehttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plasticity-formative-influences-on-the-youngest-minds/ Coming soon
Gun control should require people seeking to purchase firearms to complete a virtual psychiatric evaluation that is then reviewed by a board of anonymous doctors for approval. People should also be required to complete gun safety training, similar to how drivers must prove they have learned to drive safely in order to obtain a driver's license.



GovernmentGuns, mental health, mass shootings, gun controlhttp://www.iflscience.com/brain/can-we-predict-who-will-become-mass-shooters/ Coming soon
Recycle, Recycle and Upcycle!



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Use "seed-bombers" for reforestation. It is predicted that 900,000 seeds could be planted in one day.



EnvironmentReforestation, deforestation, seeds, seed-bomberhttps://www.minds.com/blog/view/487382901055299584/seed-bombers-can-plant-900000-trees-a-day Coming soon
High schools should include a quarter or semester-long class geared towards philanthropy projects students become involved with.



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Self-driving cars would help eliminate human error.



Technology Coming soon
Terrorists can use bombs in crowded areas. If smart phones could detect explosives, this will hinder the success of many terrorists attacks.



TechnologyTerrorism, bombs, explosives, smartphones Coming soon
With technological advances, perhaps one day we can 3D print tissue and organs for medical applications.



Healthhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2075104-glowing-4d-printed-flowers-could-pave-way-for-replacement-organs/ Coming soon
Develop business practices that will reduce the dumping of pollutants into the rivers



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Creating large, welcoming environments for communities to gather encourage mingling. Holding frequent events that bring the community together will encourage more tightly-knit communities. Reston, VA has a town center that is considered the "happening place to be". Similar designs can be brought to other communities and can be expanded upon.



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Using beetles, cacti, and killer plants to condense water from air.



Technologyhttp://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/conservation/beetles-cacti-and-killer-plants-inspire-energy-efficiency Coming soon