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Glowing Condom: UK teens create smart contraceptive to detects sexual infections

02:18 PM | 24 Jun, 2015
Glowing Condom: UK teens create smart contraceptive to detects sexual infections
LONDON (Web Desk) - While some young teens choose to spend their time watching TV and obsessing over their celeb crush, there's a specific group of boys who are truly taking innovative steps to create a healthier, cleaner environment.

A group of British schoolchildren have invented a condom that detects sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and syphilis.

The 'S.T.EYE' condom would change colour to warn the couple if a strain of bacteria is present.

According to reports, the condom uses a built-in indicator that changes to a different colour depending on the bacteria or infection it detects.

The students said it may glow green for chlamydia, yellow for herpes, purple for human papillomavirus, or blue for syphilis.

It is currently just a concept, but the pupils - Daanyaal Ali, 14, Muaz Nawaz, 13 and Chirag Shah, 14 - from at Isaac Newton Academy in Ilford, Essex won the TeenTech award for best health innovation, the Telegraph reported.

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They took home a prize of £1,000 and a visit to Buckingham Palace.

“We created the S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation,” said Daanyaal.

“We wanted to create something that makes detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the invasive procedures at the doctors.

“We've made sure we're able to give peace of mind to users and make sure people can be even more responsible than ever before.”

Among the other finalist of the TeenTech award was a group who came up with the idea of a WiFi-connected hair clip that changes colour to match a person's clothing and an electronic tap to help manage water supplies in developing countries.

The TeenTech Awards are intended to promote science, engineering, and technology in schools. At the competition, groups of kids ranging in age from 11 to 16 attempt to create "technology to make life better, simpler or easier."

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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