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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 …

The Paper Industry Is Lobbying Against a Paperless Government — and It Has a Point

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The surprisingly powerful paper industry has geared up to fight the inevitable and unavoidable …

Obama to propose $1B climate fund

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to set up a $1 billion “Climate Resilience Fund” in his proposed budget next month.<p>Obama is traveling to Fresno, Calif., on Friday to discuss the drought plaguing most of California and the Western U.S. and to announce new administration actions, including …

Google Glass User Detained By Feds Talks About Ordeal

While some businesses are banning the high-tech wearable device Google Glass, a theatre owner in Columbus, Ohio, saw enough of a threat to call the Department of Homeland Security. The manager called in unnamed Homeland Security agents to remove a Balkan programmer who was wearing Google Glass …

Google Glass user questioned by Homeland Security for suspected movie theft

Vladimir Putin: gay people at Winter Olympics must 'leave children alone'

Vladimir Putin has said that gay people will be not be subjected to harassment at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as long as they stay away from children.<p>Putin is currently in Sochi reviewing preparations for the Games, which begin in three weeks. During a meeting with some of the thousands of …

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq

The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S. troops helped liberate during the Iraq war.<p>The Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help …

Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The federal spending bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday finally picks up the pieces from an initiative that set NASA on a course beyond Earth orbit a decade earlier — a program called Constellation.<p>Back in 2004, President George W. Bush set the wheels in …

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Biggest Texas Charter School Network Reportedly Teaching Creationism

According to science advocate Zack Kopplin, Texas students in more than 65 schools are not learning real science. Instead, he alleges, students enrolled in schools operated by the state’s largest charter school program are learning a curriculum that is riddled with factual errors, pushes …

Can China really stop 350 million people from smoking?

BEIJING – There are some 350 million smokers across China, but walking through the country’s many restaurants, bars and other public spaces, you’d be forgiven if you thought there were even more.<p>It was hardly a surprise when the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced last week …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and in hibernation for the last three, the time for action has come at last.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims for a …

Budget plan would slash Army by 100,000 soldiers

The Army and other services have been fighting over shrinking resources for the future.<p>WASHINGTON — The Army would be slashed by more than 100,000 soldiers to a force of 420,000 by 2019 under budget plans set to be unveiled next month.<p>It is a level far below what Army leaders have said they would …

Obama revamps U.S. surveillance

President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States will stop collecting and storing telephone metadata but delivered a stern defense of the nation’s intelligence gathering practices.<p>Obama announced the changes in the National Security Agency’s telephone metadata program during a speech at the …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

Breaking Bad Comes True: Blue Meth On Rise in New Mexico

Federal investigators in New Mexico said Tuesday that blue-tinted meth inspired by the hit TV show <i>Breaking Bad</i> is on the rise in New Mexico, where …

Olympics 2016: Rio's golf challenge

Any debate over the legitimacy of golf as a modern Olympic sport is a worthwhile one. A gold medal would never usurp major titles as the pinnacle of the career of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott or Rory McIlroy. In fact, McIlroy may yet opt not to compete at all at the 2016 Rio Games because of the …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, tasered and kicked to death by cops from the Fullerton County Police Department …

Traditions: Auburn's Toomer's Corner

A look at one of the top -- and recently headline-making -- traditions in college football, Auburn's Toomer's Corner.<p>An Auburn victory over Alabama …

Auburn AD already trying to beat Ohio State into BCS National Championship

It didn't take long for the posturing and pleading to start.<p>Mere minutes after the Tigers' 34-28 victory over Alabama, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs was already hard at work again, campaigning for his team to be pushed into the coveted No. 2 spot in the BCS instead of Ohio State.<p>Some choice …

Who's No. 2? Auburn or Ohio State; depends on who (what) you believe

With Alabama's loss, Florida State is into the national title game (for now). Let the argument over Ohio State and Auburn at No. 2 commence.<p>After …

College Football Conference Championship Games Schedule

A look at the schedule of conference championship games. A handful of BCS bowl bids are on the line as well as the two spots in the BCS National …

Projected BCS Rankings 2013: Week 15 Top 25 BCS Standings Predictions

When Chris Davis ran back a missed Alabama field goal from under his goalposts all the way to the other end zone, he did his part to end the Crimson Tide's two-year reign as BCS champions. When Missouri defeated Texas A&M later, it's now nearly official.<p>Nearly.<p>Incredibly, Alabama is not quite …

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Rivalry Week in Pictures 11.30

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Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ours in place to keep from voiding the warranty or risk a ban from Xbox Live, a few folks have …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Galaxy Note 3 to come in red and white gold in January (renders)

Samsung spearheaded the practice of offering flagship devices in multiple colors, carefully timing the release of new models to generate buzz throughout the lifetime of the device.<p>The Note 3 is no exception – Samsung is currently offering the S Pen-enabled device in the classic black and white …