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Congress wants NASA to spend $55 million to develop Deep Space Habitat by 2018

Congress wants NASA to spend $55 million to develop Deep Space Habitat by 2018

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has planned to launch a manned mission to Mars in 2030, but there are no plans into how astronauts will set up camps in earth’s neighbor planet. It’s not NASA, but congress which took next big step towards sending humans to deep space: to create a deep space habitat.

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Asthma rates declining among majority of U.S. Children

Asthma rates stop rising among some U.S. children

Overall asthma prevalence among U.S. children has apparently leveled off, but not among the poorest kids, a new research published in the journal Pediatrics indicated.

Researchers said that international data on asthma problem showed trends that appeared to be leveling off, and the U.S. trend appears to be following a general pattern.

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Job Gains and more household formation lead home values in 20 US Cities to rise at faster pace in October

Job Gains and more household formation lead home values in 20 US Cities to rise at faster pace in October

In the year ended October, home values were witnessed to have increased at a faster pace in 20 US cities. Lean inventories of available properties along with improving demand are said to have increased home values.

The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values jumped 5.5% from October 2014 after it increased 5.4% in the year ended September. As per a survey carried out by Bloomberg, 21 analysts have predicted a 5.6% advance. But nationally, prices increased 5.2% year-on-year.

What makes ArcaBoard different from other hoverboards

What makes ArcaBoard different from other hoverboards

In comparison to other hoverboard, the new ArcaBoard is considered to be the real hoverboard. The board has the ability to lift a person weighing up to 243 pounds for three minutes and another version that can lift 176 pounds can be in the air for six minutes.

U.S. Marines not to use Google’s ‘AlphaDogs’ in battlefields

U.S. Marines not to use Google’s ‘AlphaDogs’ in battlefields

The U.S. Marine Corps declared on Tuesday that it would not use Google’s robotic mules called “AlphaDogs” or Legged Squad Support System (LS3) on the battlefield anytime soon because the machines were deemed too noisy to be used in a combat situation.

The AlphaDog robots were designed by tech giant Google’s Boston Dynamics to carry up to 400 pounds and provide crucial support to soldiers in battle fields.

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Home Prices grow in 20 major cities across United States showcasing Real Estate Sector Strength

Home Prices grow in 20 major cities across United States showcasing Real Estate Sector Strength

Home Prices in 20 cities in the United States increased at a faster pace as the inventory crunch pushed up the prices. The demand has witnessed a steady increase with strength of economy. The S&P/Case-Shiller index witnessed 5.5 percent improvement in October on a yearly basis. The index had noticed 5.4 percent increase during September.

During 2015, home values have jumped by an average 5 percent on annual basis, in reports issued each month. As the 30-year mortgage remains at low rate, home buyers are ready to close deals with cheap borrowing costs.

Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

Typical US patient receives 20% higher radiation dose than someone getting myocardial perfusion imaging outside US

A latest study has suggested that the typical US patient gets more often exposed to extreme radiation during myocardial perfusion imaging as compared to patients in other countries. In the US alone, myocardial perfusion imaging, also known as a nuclear stress test, is carried out on millions of people per year to help diagnose and coronary artery disease treatment.

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Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

Even after overdosing on opioid medications, many patients get prescriptions for powerful painkillers

A latest study has suggested that even after overdosing on opioid medications, over nine of 10 patients continued to receive prescriptions for the powerful painkillers. Some patients suffered another overdose, as a result.

Published on Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, the findings, as per the study authors were ‘highly concerning’. The report examined overdoses, and they were serious enough that some patients were sent to emergency rooms or were admitted to hospitals. The patients must not have escaped the attention of their doctors.

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Samsung Pay Users Will be Able to Shop Online in 2016: Report

Samsung Pay Users Will be Able to Shop Online in 2016: Report

Samsung will launch its payment system, Samsung Pay for US consumers in 2016 for online shopping, according to a statement issued by the South Korean Electronics giant. Select models of Samsung smartphones support Samsung Pay and next year, consumers in United States will be able to make payments using their smartphones. Samsung Pay was first launched in South Korea and only high-end Samsung mobile phones offer support for Samsung’s electronic payment system.

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Here’s Insight into Reasons behind Heart Issues

Here’s Insight into Reasons behind Heart Issues

Heart Problems result in deaths of approximately 600,000 men and women per annum in the United States. There are several risk factors attached to the heart problems, including other health conditions, lifestyle, age and family history. However, three primary risk factors determined by the researchers are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

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