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IV Drug Users Face New Risk: Anthrax

On Friday, European health authorities issued an alert to intravenous drug users after a drug-injecting heroin user tested positive for anthrax infection, and subsequently died off the infection over the weekend. In Canada, heroin is a controlled substance under Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) that can be prescribed by a… Keep Reading

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NASA to Send Humanoid Robot to the Moon

According to an announcement by NASA officials this week, a humanoid robot will land on the moon within the next three years. Robonaut 2 (R2) is promoted as being a considerably less expensive space farer than a human astronaut who would cost an estimated $150 billion to make a similar mission. As a price comparison,… Keep Reading

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Electric Car Maker Telsa Receives $30 Million Investment

Panasonic, Japan’s leading electronics manufacturer, has entered an agreement to invest in Tesla Motor Inc. to produce environmentally-friendly electric vehicles. Telsa Motor Inc. co-founder and chairman of the board is Elon Musk, who was born and raised in South Africa, the son of a South African engineer and a Canadian mother who was born in… Keep Reading

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Seniors with Physical Limitations Live Longer by Volunteering

As the youngest members of the baby boom generation approach 65 years old, a new study by the Arizona State University will help ensure that even the onset of physical limitations doesn’t need to affect their mortality. The University study discovered that older adults with physical functional limitations – such as cooking food, carrying groceries,… Keep Reading

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Affectiva Q Sensor is 21st Century “Mood Ring”

Affectiva’s Q™ Sensor biosensor is now commercially available in beta form the company said today at the Future Forward Executive Forum, where Affectiva is a featured company. Drawing comparisons to the 1970s  “mood ring” jewelry fad, which incorporates contains a thermochromic element that changes color in response to the wearer’s body temperature, this biosensor uses… Keep Reading

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San Francisco Puts Limits on McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

San Francisco has now passed a law cracking down on the practice of including free toys in unhealthy restaurant meals aimed at children. It became the first major American city to do so this week when the Board of Supervisors passed the law, which comes into effect on December 1,  with a 8-to-3 vote. Just… Keep Reading

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Kanye West Regrets Bush Katrina Remarks

In a recent interview with Matt Lauer, former President George W. Bush stated that the low point in his presidency was when Kanye West implied he was a racist on a celebrity telethon to raise money for Katrina hurricane victims. In the interview to promote his new autobiography Decision Points, Bush said he didn’t see… Keep Reading

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Scientists Developing Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Scientists in the U.K. have announced the development of a new flexible film able to manipulate light rays in a manner that renders solid objects invisible. The material is composed of small structures named “metamaterial” and this research is considered a significant step in the eventual creation of invisibility suits or cloaks, similar to the… Keep Reading

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Vacuuming with UV Light Almost Doubles Reduction of Carpet Microbes

A new study indicates that adding ultraviolet light to the agitation and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the reduction of potentially dangerous microorganisms in a carpet compared to vacuuming without UV. According to researchers, their conclusions indicate that utilizing the germicidal properties of UV light into vacuuming may also be able to… Keep Reading

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