Smart Bra to Detect Breast Cancer Rapidly

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Anyone who devotes their life's work to ensuring the well-being of breasts and to fighting the honorable fight against cancer, in our opinion, deserves the Nobel Peace Prize over environmental activists that have a household energy consumption 20 times the national average. Prof. Elias Siores, director of the Centre for Research and Innovation at the University of Bolton in the UK, is such a fellow. He has invented a product called the Smart Bra, which is hoped will be used to detect the initiation of cancer-forming cells prior to any substantial proliferation.

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The Smart Bra relies upon the science of thermography, which in this context is the detection of minor temperature changes that occur to the breast tissue. As tumors begin to grow, they demand a higher blood flow to develop. This increased blood flow will result in an elevated temperature, signifying the initial stages of cancerous growth. The Smart Bra will be made from materials that are sensitive to passive microwaves, similar to those used in remote sensing technologies, to detect the thermal alterations. The cancer-preventing bra will be worn instead of a "normal" undergarment, and will incorporate a discrete alarm feature to alert the wearer to seek medical attention if necessary.

Currently, controversy surrounds the science of thermography in cancer detection, as blood flow rates could be increased for a number of reasons. However, Prof. Siores' team hopes to hone the sensitivity of the equipment, while researching the intricacies of cancerous blood flow subtleties, such that this concept may come to fruition. Godspeed, professor. [ABC News image via Flickr]

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Yeah, Al Gore is a real hypocrit [sic].

See, if you want to raise awareness on environmental conservation, what you have to do is that, even if you are in a socially important position as Al Gore, you must live in a modest house that can just barely fit your family comfortably, and keep your carbon footprint at, or preferably below, the national average.

You may NOT enjoy the benefits of your social and economic success, like most successful people in a capitalistic society are welcomed (and often times encouraged) to do, like live in a big house and fly around on your private jet. No no no. You have to get in line at JFK and take commercial airlines. OK, maybe you can use business class, but definitely not first.

So, either you stop trying to raise awareness if you're rich and live like a rich guy, or, if you want to try to raise awareness, you have to give up living like a rich guy, because if you don't, you'll be a hypocrit [sic], and nothing you do will really mean anything, regardless of how much positive impact you have on the matter.

Got that, Al Gore, you little fucker?