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Policies to determine brain death vary widely from hospital to hospital, reveals research

Policies to determine brain death vary widely from hospital to hospital, reveals research

A research has revealed that policies to verify brain death differs vastly from hospital to hospital and policies are full of lapses. The rules to ascertain brain death vary broadly from one hospital to another, even though national standards exist.

The research has discovered that the hospital policies to determine brain death are astonishingly conflicting and don’t comply with parameters decided by health authorities.

Meet Humanoid Robot ‘Nadine’ that expresses Moods and Emotions

Meet Humanoid Robot ‘Nadine’ that expresses Moods and Emotions

A humanoid robot created by researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is giving jitters to robotic enthusiasts as the machine resembles its developers in both appearance and presence of a personality.

The creatures have programmed their social ‘bot’, dubbed as Nadine, with intelligent assistant software similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. One thing that separates Nadine from other assistant software is its way to express moods and emotions. The robot is capable of remembering people she has met before, as per the researchers.

NTU Singapore develops impressive social robot ‘Nadine’

NTU Singapore develops impressive social robot ‘Nadine’

A ‘receptionist’ at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is completely different from front desk staff kept. Her name is Nadine and is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU. Everything is unique about Nadine, which is almost like a human being.

She has soft skin and flowing brunette hair and would happily greet you when talking and shake hands with you. Like humans, she also her own mood and emotions. Nadine could sometimes be happy and sad, depending on the conversation.

Rare giant squid sighting surprises Toyama Bay residents

Rare giant squid sighting surprises Toyama Bay residents

On this year’s Christmas Eve, residents of Toyama Bay saw something of which they have never expected a rare giant squid near a dock in the bay. For many hours, the giant squid remained around the bay and then the owner of a local diving shop guided it way back to the ocean.

The 13-feet long invertebrate was first spotted by a group of fishermen. The species was wondering around the boats in the Japanese port. In the past, Toyama Bay has been home to 16 giant squid settings, but current sighting was rare, as they prefer to dwell in the deep ocean.

Both Ultrasound and Mammograms identify same number of cancers in study

Both Ultrasound and Mammograms identify same number of cancers in study

A latest research has come as add on to the proof that ultrasonography can be helpful in diagnosing cancer in women, having dense breasts. Data from 2,809 women from throughout the US, Canada and Argentina were examined.

All the examined women had dense breasts, and also at least one other breast cancer risk factor. According to a report published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, each woman went through 3 screenings in the time period of 3 years with mammography and ultrasonography. They found 111 breast cancers overall, and 80% were invasive.

Belgian Architect reveals Plans to Construct World’s First Underwater Skyscrapers

Belgian Architect reveals Plans to Construct World’s First Underwater Skyscrapers

A Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a futuristic skyscraper eco-village which will be located underneath the waves. The plan if successful will give the world its first underwater skyscraper.

The design of the skyscrapers looks like a giant floating jellyfish, said Vincent Callebaut. It is an eco-friendly structure that produces its own energy and heat without even using the fossil fuels.

The underwater eco-village will have homes, offices and workshops, science laboratories, sea farms, agricultural areas, shared orchards with grass and food gardens.

Landslide on Dorset Beach Attracts Several Fossil Hunters

Landslide on Dorset Beach Attracts Several Fossil Hunters

A recent landslide at a Dorset beach has attracted several enthusiasts interested in collecting some ammonite fossils. Almost 200 fossil hunters gathered on the beach in village of Charmouth to grab a big share of fossils.

Charmouth is a village located at the shore of the river Char in West Dorset, England. It is an ancient coastline of dramatic cliffs, fossil and beautiful scenery. The place is also known for its guided fossil hunting walks on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

New government data shows good things come in pairs for Americans

Generally it is said that good things come in pairs, and new government data shows that the fact seems to be quite true for American babies. Last year, the US twinning rate hit a record with 33.9 out of every 1,000 births that involved twins.

According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, though the rise from rate of 33.7 per 1,000 births in 2013 isn’t sufficiently large to be statistically significant, but it has been qualified as ‘a new high for the nation’.

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