No more muscle-piercing needles

God Bless America

New way to take your medicine

Scientists at Georgia Teach and Emory University in Georgia have come up with a painless and convenient way to get your flue shot via a patch you simply apply to your arm, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

The adhesive side of the patch features a hundred tiny needles that deliver the vaccine via your epidermis in just about 20 minutes. Patients would be able to safely self-medicate with this innovation that will be available in the not too distant future, after human studies required by the FDA. No more muscle-piercing needles. You could get your patch directly from your doctor or pharmacist via the mail.

Going up?

The German tech firm, ThyssenKrup, aims to provide high-rise visitors – whether it be an office building or an apartment complex – a more convenient way of getting to your destination, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. They are in the process of testing a revolutionary kind of elevator – one that goes up and down and sideways.

And, there’ll be no need for cables because the Maglev uses rails and magnetic fields to ferry passengers around their buildings. But, don’t look for a Maglev system to come to a high rise near you very soon. This type of indoor transportation costs about five times more than your garden-variety elevator.

An alarming story

It seemed like a good idea at the time. A Pittsburgh do-it-yourselfer was wall mounting his new flat-screen TV and so he lowered an alarm clock down the inside of the wall. He figured that it would tell him exactly where to drill a hole for the cables when the alarm went off, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. But the clock slipped and got itself walled-in.

That was in 2004,13 years ago and for all that time the alarm would go off, just like clockwork, at the same hour each night at ten minutes to eight. You’d think the man would have gotten rid of the offending alarm clock once it was out, but instead he set it on his mantle after a local handy man retrieved it recently. And, it is still set to go off at 7:50 PM each night.