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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 1 June, 2018

This week AR is helping childhood cancer patients, cryptocurrency becomes national currency, and Ambien takes Roseanne Barr down a notch or two. Read on for Five Things in Five Minutes.  

This week AR is helping childhood cancer patients, cryptocurrency becomes national currency, and Ambien takes Roseanne Barr down a notch or two. Read on for Five Things in Five Minutes. 

1. AR app built to comfort kids with cancer

A new AR app aims to comfort and encourage children diagnosed with cancer. The newest addition to The Imaginary Friend Society, the app gives young patients a pep talk from their imaginary friends. 

2. Marshall Islands adopts cryptocurrency 

Marshall Islands is creating its own digital currency, the 'Sovereign' or SOV.  The Pacific island nation said it became the first country in the world to recognize a cryptocurrency as its legal tender. 

3. London introduces cashless busking

No cash? Just tap to tip says a new cashless busking system. The world-first initiative will see London buskers plug special readers into their smartphones so fans can donate with a wave of their card. 

4. Scientists create printed corneas 

Scientists have created the first 3D-printed human corneas. Using a combination of 'bio ink' and cornea stem cells, they can print the corneas in under ten minutes. 

5. Ambien sedates Roseanne's rant 

After blaming a recent racist rant on "Ambien tweeting," Roseanne Barr was shut down by parent pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Check out the epic response here.

 
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