New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

New prosthetic paws allow Husky to move freely for the first time

A novel technology developed by 3D Systems has gifted second life to a dog. Prosthetic paws, the new technology, have led the dog to stand tall, walk and run again. Derby, a husky-mutt dog, was born without complete front paws owing to which the 2-year-old dog had to crawl and walk on his hind legs.

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Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

Study published in NEJM explains risks involved with home births

This research paper provides clear information on how safe it is to have baby outside a hospital. The paper based on the assessment of nearly 80,000 pregnancies in Oregon has unveiled in the case of baby delivery outside hospital chance of baby dying during the birth process or in the first month is 2.4 times greater than women, who had planned hospital deliveries.

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Oculus announces delay in Touch Controller launch till second half of 2016

Oculus announces delay in Touch Controller launch till second half of 2016

Oculus VR announced today that Oculus Touch controller will be delayed will the second half of 2016. The company said that it needs more time to perfect the product before it is launched for customers. Few months before the launch, the company will open pre-orders for Oculus Touch Controller.

The company has also expanded its pre-production test runs with developers. It will provide Touch Controller to more developers for extensive testing of the product.

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Drought Threatens California’s Ecosystem

Drought Threatens California’s Ecosystem

Drought in California has led to draining of lakes, subsidizing of land and implementation of draconian water protocols. A research has revealed that between 2011 and 2015, about 58 million large trees over 3,861 square miles have suffered from water loss owing the biggest ever drought of the state. The research has been carried out by Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University. The drought is resulting in trees dying due to lack of water, which in turn will lead to revolutionary changes in ecosystem.

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AT&T to introduce two new phone plans by withdrawing two-year contracts plan

AT&T to introduce two new phone plans by withdrawing two-year contracts plan

By introducing two types of new plan, AT&T is going bid farewell to its two-year contract plan, the foundation of phone plans for past so many years, from January 8. As per the new scheme, you can pay the full price up front or pay the amount in installments.

The nation’s second-largest wireless carrier will do away with the standard contract plan in which customers were charged a set price for the cost of a phone and two years of wireless service. Next, a program in which customers could rent out their smartphones by paying monthly installments will come into effect.

Three Exciting changes expected in iPhone 7 which could shake up competition

Three Exciting changes expected in iPhone 7 which could shake up competition

If new leaks about Apple’s work are to be believed then we could witness the company’s most different iPhone to date in 2016. It is being said that three amazing changes are already in the to-do list for the iPhone 7. The three features are set to take competition to another level.

Increase in Vitamin D Intake Could Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Increase in Vitamin D Intake Could Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

A new research has revealed that increase in intake of Vitamin D is likely to help in the treatment of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The autoimmune disorder has adverse impacts on the brain and spinal cord. Vitamin D has come up as an economical and simple cure for the problem. The study states that increased Vitamin D might be instrumental in normalizing the hyperactive immune response.

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Data project: Analysis of selfies can prove ‘very rich’ as a data source

Data project: Analysis of selfies can prove ‘very rich’ as a data source

A data project has suggested that analysis of selfies can prove ‘very rich’ as a data source both in terms of what could be revealed by them regarding different cultures in different cities and demonstrating how people want others to perceive them.

A team of data scientists, designers and researchers used facial-recognition software and gave the rank 1 to the most happy and 0 to the least happy pictures among the collected 152,462 Instagram pictures tagged around Somerset House in London during the time 7 days, 640 of which were selfies as reported by the Guardian.

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Brazil’s Ministry of Health links Zika Virus to Surge in Malformed Infants

Brazil’s Ministry of Health links Zika Virus to Surge in Malformed Infants

Brazil is currently facing a new problem: infants with smaller than expected head size. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported many babies are taking birth with microcephaly in Brazil and it’s a serious issue.

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New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Year Resolution Failure Has 4,000 Years of Precedence

New Years is around the corner and it’s also the time to set new resolutions. But wait. Do you know who actually started this tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions? Anthropologists credit the Babylonians and agriculture for the first New Year’s resolutions.

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