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Star Trek’s Tricorder Exists – and it’s Able to Identify 13 Diseases

A family from Pennsylvania, USA, have recently led a research team to victory as part of an innovative competition. X-Prize Foundation were the non-profit organisation who decided to get the ball rolling, and set the world the challenge of coming up with a medical device, just like the Tricorder in Star Trek, that had the ability to diagnoses a person almost instantaneous.

The winning team go by the name of Final Frontier Medical Devices, and have won a sum of $2.5 Million for their efforts.

What exactly was the competition?

The competition was set by X-Prize Foundation, called ‘Qualcomm

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Time to rethink your vegetable oil?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests.

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.

And higher linoleic acid levels also meant lower likelihood of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

This finding could have obvious implications in preventing heart disease and diabetes, but also could be important for older

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A passenger posted this on Facebook right before he boarded Malaysia Airlines MH17. It reads “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”

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Sometimes the truth is crazier than fiction. On the 17th July 2014 a passenger boarding Malaysia airlines flight MH17 for some reason decided to snap the photo above, and post to his Facebook. with the caption  “If it disappears this is what it looks like” We can guess that after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 on 8th March 2014, he must have seen the humour in the post. Unfortunately the real irony of his post is something that he would never get

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Biotech Company Granted Ethical Permission To Attempt Reactivate The Brains Of The Dead

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A biotech company in the U.S. has been granted ethical permission by an Institutional Review Board in the U.S. and India to use 20 brain-dead patients for what is sure to be a highly controversial study: From next year, they plan to stimulate their nervous systems in order to restart the brains. Bioquark is hoping that its part in the groundbreaking ReAnima project will reveal if people can at least partly be brought back from the dead.

 

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Man attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men’s restroom in Walmart

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Christopher Adams didn’t feel comfortable allowing his 5 year old daughter to go alone into the ladies room’s in Walmart so thought it would be alright to take her with him into the men’s which he had done many times before. This time however he found himself under attack when another man criticized him for doing so.

He claimed that his daughter as well as his 7 year old son both needed the toilet when they were visiting the store to buy blinds and storage

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The future of driverless cars.

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Most of you have heard about driverless cars and seen them in action in movies like I-robot, but could this futuristic idea be a possibility in the next couple of years? Driverless cars would come with a wide variety of advantages such as improved safety due to elimination of human error as well as reduced traffic congestion on roads. This technology was thought to be decades away but recently it was stated by CEO of electric car maker Tesla, Elon Musk, that driver

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Missing students suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say

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In Mexico city, one night in September in 2014, 43 students completely vanished. The investigation is ongoing and authorities are trying to find out what really happened. The biggest hurdle in the way of solving the nights events is that the Mexico city police were involved.

Police officers circled the bus, broke windows and fired tear gas inside, this forced the students onboard to get off the bus. “We’re going to kill all of you,” the officers warned according to an

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The science behind why women prefer a man with a beard

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Thinking about growing a beard cause your buddy with the bushy face is a hit with the ladies? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Guys with beards have been proven to come across as more attractive than their shaven faced counterparts. So what is it about that handsome bearded stranger that gets women so turned on?
A recent study has shown that it’s not really so much about the beard and everything to do with our evolution.

The way humans live today is very different from

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The driver-less truck is coming, and it’s going to take millions of jobs.

Volvo Trucks, platooning A convoy of autonomous trucks made their way across Europe recently arriving at the Port of Rotterdam. No other technology will take away more jobs, or drive more economically efficient than the autonomous truck. Shipping a truckload 2500 miles will cost you close to $5,000 with the cost of the driver representing around 75% of that cost. Although there is a lot more to be gained from removing the driver than just labour savings. A driver may

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Zimbabwe forced to cull 200 lions to control population claiming hunters have been scared off over Cecil outcry

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Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserve has warned that it may cull over 200 lions to try and curb the population explosion that is occurring now that big game hunters are staying away. After seeing the global outcry caused by the Cecil incident hunters have felt that it is not worth the risk. Walter Palmer the American dentist who famously hunted Cecil has had his entire life turned upside down. His business has been boycotted by local residence and he fears going

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