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HAPPY CHRISTMAS! EFFECTS OF THE ‘HOME ALONE’ BOOBY TRAPS ACTUALLY DEVASTATING

(Nerdist) – Over the last few years it seems the internet has turned a critical eye on one of the most beloved holiday films ever made and come away with

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Red Cross and Partners Installing Record 45,000 Smoke Alarms in Homes Across U.S. in October

(American Red Cross) – WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016  — The American Red Cross and its partners plan to install a record number of smoke alarms – 45,000 – during the month of

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Lancashire Man Performs DIY Operation on Himself to Remove Suture

(BBC) – An engineer who was left with 8in (20cm) of surgical stitches inside his body after an operation has performed surgery on himself to remove them. Graham Smith admitted

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Pharma and Tech Converge in ‘Fantastic Voyage’ to Fight Disease

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The line between pharmaceuticals and technology is blurring as companies join forces to tackle chronic diseases using high-tech devices that combine biology, software and

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Golf Jetpack Cuts Time From Tee to Green

(Reuters) – World number 6 golfer Bubba Watson has joined forces with a New Zealand-based company to show off what’s been dubbed the ‘world’s first golf jetpack.’ Matthew Stock reports.

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Wireless, Wearable Toxic-Gas Detector

(MIT NEWS) – MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes, that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases.

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Portable Test Rapidly Detects Zika in Saliva for $2

(ACS) – Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approach. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in

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Newest High-Tech Eye Hospital Readies for Takeoff

(Reuters) – The newest version of the Flying Eye Hospital, which features state of the art technology and surgery facilities to train physicians in procedures and help prevent blindness, is

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Apple’s Siri Calls Ambulance For Baby

(BBC) – A woman from Cairns, Australia, used Siri to call an ambulance for her one-year-old daughter when she stopped breathing. Stacey Gleeson grabbed her iPhone and ran to the

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The Next Generation of Carbon Monoxide Nanosensors

(NANO DAILY) – The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from

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