Trudi Schifter

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Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans

It's such a great, simple idea: Young Brazilians want to learn English. Elderly Americans living in retirement homes just want someone to talk to. …

Los Angeles is Slowly Switching to Better-Tasting Tap Water

The LADWP is changing up our water cocktail to make it better-tasting and less potentially toxic. A win-win. The switch from chlorine to <b>chloramine</b> (chlorine <i>and</i> ammonia) disinfectant has been in the works since 2002, but South LA and West LA just started getting the new water earlier this year and …

Water becoming more valuable than gold

Something that many might take for granted is becoming highly coveted: water.<p>In fact, water has become more precious than gold.<p>Over the past 10 years the S&P 500 Global Water index has outperformed the bellwether gold and energy indices.<p>In fact, water outperformed the stock market in the same …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …