Instead of flowing into a bottle, the milk fills disposable plastic bags that fit inside the breast-shaped pump.Best of all, the device is quiet enough for a woman to use while on a conference call.With Brineura, surgeons bypass that hurdle by inserting a port into a child’s head and infusing the enzyme.The technique may be used to treat many similar disorders After someone has a stroke, a doctor’s main goal is to get the patient walking again, so hand dexterity often takes a back seat.Batten disease is one of a group of rare genetic disorders in which defective enzymes in the brain cause severely impaired neurological functioning.Replacement enzymes had been too big to cross through the brain’s protective membrane.
Today, specialized ideas—like printing wirelessly or blasting into space—have rocketed into the mainstream. These days, we access our DVRs over cable, DSL, or fiber-optic hookups instead of phone lines; we set programs via app instead of touch-tone, and record Game of Thrones onto hard drives instead of magnetic tapes.
It’s built around bedrock technologies—convection cooking, image recognition, microprocessors, compact cameras, wireless radios—but elevated by the addition of an anyone-proof interface.
Delicious, they cooked for four minutes less than the instructions dictated. My contributions: Arrange fries on tray, slide tray into oven, acquire ketchup. ) The smart cooker on this list, which we’ve nicknamed the Millennial Oven, perfectly follows the trajectory of innovation over the past 30 years.
First, you have the stuff that makes the other stuff work, the underlying technology: proof-of-concept wireless internet, early neural-network computers. It would take until the late ’90s for technology to finally work well—and to do so for everyone.
Then you have devices defined by nuanced improvement or a single attention-grabbing feature, which, if we’re honest, most folks neither wanted nor understood. A combination video-cassette recorder and answering machine, the 0 (that’s 8.30 in 2017 money) deck let owners call in to program recordings using touch-tone key codes. Palm Pilots and i Macs and Motorola Star TACs weren’t objects people put up with in their offices or homes because they had to; they were things folks wanted to and could use, free of excruciating early-adopter nonsense.