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Google invents smart contact lens for glucose measurement in tears

Google has invented a new smart contact lens that measures glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature glucose sensor, a device that could potentially be incredibly useful for people with diabetes.  Prototypes are currently being tested to record readings once every second, with plans to research the ability of using the device to serve as an early warning signal.  Glucose levels in people with diabetes change so frequently, round-the-clock monitoring is required.  A device like this could be very useful and maybe even save lives.

Development continues and discussions with the FDA are currently being held, but Google confirms that there is still much work to be done before people can take advantage of this product.
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Explore the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia with Google Maps

Google has added 90,000 new panoramic images of Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temples to it's Google Maps and Google Street View services.  Angkor Wat, literally meaning "Temple City" in Khmer, is a network of more than 100 temples spanning 400 square kilometers, built over the last five centuries.  It is considered to be the largest temple complex in the world.

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Google to Launch Company with Objective of Curing Death

No need to read the title again, you read it right!  Well, that's the idea, anyway.
Ultimately, Google is interested in focusing on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.

Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor in the new company.

Larry Page, CEO of Google, wrote:

"OK ... so you're probably thinking wow!  That's a lot different from what Google does today.  And you're right.  But, as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there's tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people's lives.  So don't be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business."

No details were specified about how this new company will go about accomplishing these goals, but Page quoted, "it's still very early days so there's not much more to share yet.  Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he'll provide an update."
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