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Doctor creates an app to assist deaf parents that lets them know when and why their baby is crying

While normal parents can ascertain after some time what their babies’ cries mean – whether they are crying from fussiness, hunger or pain – deaf parents have no way of knowing that. To help such parents, Dr. Ariana Anderson at the UCLA Medical Center and Semel Institute developed the Crybaby app that alerts deaf parents when their kids are crying, and also explains why the infants are crying....

May 31, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Indian scientists at IIT Guwahati create a material that works like fish scales to clean oil spills

Oil spills are a major source of water pollution and cause significant harm to marine ecosystems. Cleanup of oil spills is an arduous task, usually taking weeks, months or even years, if the spill spreads over a large area. Now a group of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, have developed a unique artificial membrane that is capable of separating water from different types of oil...

May 30, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Real-life hero climbs four stories with bare hands to save a child in Paris

A real-life hero in Paris climbed four stories of a building with bare hands to rescue a child hanging from the balcony. The brave Malian immigrant is being dubbed “Spiderman of Paris” and will be made a citizen of France after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Mamoudou Gassama, 22, was hailed a hero for single-handedly hauling the four-year-old to safety after scaling the facade of an...

May 29, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Sri Lankan entrepreneur is making paper from elephant poop

People thought Sri Lankan entrepreneur Thusitha Ranasinghe had gone crazy when he suggested his idea of producing paper from elephant dung. “Not that I can blame them,” he chuckles. But the man had seen a program about a ranger in Kenya, who made a kind of papyrus from elephant dung. Inspiration struck and Ranasinghe vowed to turn what seemed like a far-fetched dream into reality. He launched his eco-firm...

May 28, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This incredible refugee woman runs a successful catering business despite all odds

This is the inspiring story of Mariam Shaar – a woman born and raised as a refugee in the Bourj al Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. The camp was established in 1948 to accommodate displaced Palestinians, its residents unable to work or participate as citizens. Mariam, however, decided to create a source of livelihood for Palestinian refugee women in the camp. In 2013, she went to Alfanar, Arab...

May 25, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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German city Hamburg to ban older diesel vehicles to cut pollution

Hamburg will soon become the first city in Germany to ban older diesel cars in an attempt to cut down air pollution levels. While a one-mile stretch of Stresemannstraße highway will bar old diesel trucks, a 580-metre stretch of Max-Brauer-Allee will bar diesel cars of Euro-5 standard and older. The ban is likely to affect about 214,000 cars in all. Authorities in the northern port city said on Wednesday some...

May 24, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These eco-friendly vegetable cellars are helping famers in remote Indian village to store veggies in harsh winters

Ladakh, a district in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, is witnessing the impacts of climate change due to the recent boom in tourism industry. The area is experiencing significant shortfalls of snow, rising temperatures and glaciers melting at a faster pace. Since 80% of local farmers depend on glaciers for irrigation, climate change is posing a major threat to their very survival. With Ladakh...

May 23, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Microsoft pledges $25 million to development of AI that makes life easier for the disabled

Tech giant Microsoft has announced that it will invest $25 million to develop technology that will make life easier for disabled people. The company revealed its “AI For Accessibility” initiative during the annual developer conference in Seattle. “By innovating for people with disabilities, we are innovating for us all,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith about the program. “By ensuring that technology fulfills...

May 22, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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American billionaire opens a mental health clinic to treat veterans and their families free of cost

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen launched his $275 million charitable project – the Cohen Veterans Network – in 2016, wherein he planned to build a network of clinics for veterans across the country. Under the project, an all-new mental health clinic to treat veterans and their families opened up in Colorado. “Every day, many veterans and their families are living with the mental and physical scars from...

May 21, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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UPS deploys new state-of-the-art electric vehicles to deliver packages in London and Paris

In an attempt to attain the global carbon reduction goals for its fleets, UPS announced that it is launching a new fleet of state-of-the-art electric delivery vehicles that are being developed in collaboration with UK based technology firm ARRIVAL. All 35 vehicles will first be trialed in London and Paris before year end. The zero tailpipe emission, lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more...

May 18, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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