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Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

Hundreds of lives could be saved if patients with hip fractures were operated on in under 24 hours, a new study reveals. Researchers in Bristol found 8% more patients died after 30 days if they were operated on between 24 and 36 hours after admission to hospital. The delay is thought to have caused 670 excess deaths in four years. ... Read More »

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

New York: Apple wants to “one day” end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday. “Traditional supply chains are linear,” it said. “Materials are mined, manufactured as products, and often end up in landfills after use. Then the process starts over and more ... Read More »

The Economics Of Social Media

Every day, billions of people post, share, comment, and chat on online social media platforms. More and more, they are replacing traditional means of not only communication but also socialising with friends and family. Because of social media, it has never been so easy to keep in touch with people who live thousands of miles away. It also moves significant ... Read More »

Lack of post-hospital mental health care ‘increasing risk of suicides’

Guidelines say people discharged after a mental health crisis should receive a visit or call to assess their needs. Photograph: Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images Denis Campbell Health policy editor Wednesday 12 April 2017 19.01 EDTLast modified on Thursday 13 April 2017 03.46 EDT Thousands of vulnerable people are being left at increased risk of suicide because NHS mental health teams in England and ... Read More »

From guns that shoot around corners to mini spy-drones: The James Bond-style gadgets that are REAL that Q never dreamt of

Mini drones, invisibility cloaks and guns that shoot around corners may sound like gadgets used by James Bond in the 007 films – but, they are among many devices now found in the real world. With the world’s military totaling more than $1.6 trillion dollars, futuristic weapons far beyond what ‘Q’ could have ever imagined are under development in the labs, ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1.2 Billion Users Reports Good Adoption of New Initiatives

One of the more interesting elements of the recent rollout of Facebook Stories was the backlash, the pervading sentiment that Stories won’t – and doesn’t – work on Facebook. The basis for that perspective, in general, seems to be ‘none of my friends are using it, so no one is’. So it’s a failure. Put a fork in it, it’s done. ... Read More »

Six of the best chocolate gadgets for Easter

Expecting a glut of chocolate this Easter? These devices could help turn it into a new treat. By Keeley Bolger. Cookworks Chocolate Fountain — Silver, £34.99, Argos A home party staple for many years, the chocolate fountain rarely fails to delight. After all, there’s little to split hairs over when there’s an opportunity to guzzle or gape at flowing chocolate. ... Read More »

Not Such a Small Matter: The Use of Miniature Motors in Medical Devices

When talking about the use of miniature motors in medicine, people usually think about prosthetics and exoskeletons. But there’s a wider range of uses for these motors than just those. Here are some examples: Drills, Shavers, Saws and Screwdrivers These tools are necessities in the operating room, especially in the fields of orthopedics. After all, surgeons cannot simply use common ... Read More »

Richard Branson’s daily routine Blogging and 20 cups of tea

Billionaire Richard Branson sticks to a daily routine. But his usual day doesn’t sound much like anyone else’s. The Virgin Group founder outlined his usual routine in a blog post and, predictably, it’s bonkers. Get up at 5 a.m. The perfect time to start the day if you’re a billionaire living in the British Virgin Islands. Go kitesurfing “I get ... Read More »

Video Gaming Becomes a Scholarship Sport at University of Utah

The University of Utah will become the first big-time sports school to offer scholarships for competitive video gaming, so far the most high-profile entry into collegiate esports. Backed by the Salt Lake City school’s video game development program, Utah’s first varsity esports team will play Riot Games’ popular League of Legends and compete in Riot’s collegiate league. More teams in ... Read More »