Lego for bones? Scientists develop method for repairing fractures using 3D-printed bricks inspired by popular toy

The 3D-printed bricks can be used to repair broken bones by helping hard and soft tissue regrow in a way that’s better than the current methods used by doctors, scientists from the US and Thailand have . Complex bone fractures are usually fixed with metal rods or plates and powders or pastes that act as scaffolding materials. The new blocks “can be stacked together like Legos and placed in thousands of different configurations to match the complexity and size of almost any situation,” lead researcher Luiz Bertassoni, associate professor at the OHSU Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, told the media. Scientists used the blocks filled with a gel to encourage growth on rat bones, and it resulted in nearly three times the usual amount of blood vessel growth.........Read more

Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even for young adults, CDC report says

Updated 0124 GMT (0924 HKT) July 25, 2020 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.........Read more

What makes Vasundhara Raje key player in Gehlot-Pilot fight

There is many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, goes the old saying. Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot appears to have learnt its real import the hard way. The BJP too must have learnt a lesson or two. The badlands of Madhya Pradesh were fertile enough for the lotus to bloom. Rajasthan is a dust bowl that can damage the BJP severely if it pushes too hard to plant a lotus seed here. When Sachin Pilot left Jaipur for Delhi almost two weeks ago, it appeared that another 'Operation Kamal' would be easily accomplished. Sachin Pilot looked set to do what Jyotiraditya Scindia did in Madhya Pradesh. In Madhya Pradesh, Scindia had a willing Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the BJP camp. The central leadership of the BJP, convinced that the situation would not go the Ajit Pawar way, agreed easily. Rajasthan has turned out to be a different battleground altogether.........Read more

Rajasthan HC tells Speaker not to act against Sachin Pilot, rebel MLAs till July 24

In a three-day breather for Sachin Pilot and other rebel Congress MLAs, the Rajasthan HC on Tuesday asked the Speaker not to act against the rebel Congress MLAs till Friday.........Read more

"No Data Breach In Aarogya Setu App": Government On Hacker's Red Flag

Shortly after the exchange of tweets with the hacker, the government released a six-page document that highlighted measures being taken to protect users' data, privacy and security. Among the measures the government has said it is taking are assigning each user with a "unique randomised anonymous device ID" that is used for all communication between devices and the Aarogya Setu server.........Read more

NASA working on small air leak on ISS, crew safe

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station detected a tiny leak on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex, as the Expedition 56 crew slept. The leak resulted in a small loss of cabin pressure. Flight controllers determined there was no immediate danger to the crew.........Read more

ICC suspends Zimbabwe official for 20 years

The incident had taken place in October last year when Rajan Nayar, serving as treasurer and marketing director of Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association (HMCA) approached Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer and offered USD 30,000 to engage in corrupt activity. Cremer "immediately" reported on the approach to the ICC, which began an investigation into the matter.........Read more

Government Plans To Relax Restricted Area Permit Regime On Border Areas For Foreign Tourists

Certain border areas which were so far restricted for the foreign tourists might soon become open for visit. The government of India is planning to relax the six-decade-old Restricted Area Permit regime to visit parts Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim among others.........Read more

England defender Keane signs for Everton in £30m deal

Everton have announced the signing of Michael Keane in a deal that could reach a club-record fee of £30million.The England international defender has penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park.........Read more

Amit Mishra out of Bangladesh Test, Kuldeep Yadav called up

The All-India Senior Selection Committee have named Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian squad as the replacement for Amit Mishra, who is injured, for the one​-​off Paytm Test match against Bangladesh to be played from Feb 9th at Hyderabad.........Read more

‘Many flaws’: CBSE scraps open-book exams for Class 9 and Class 11

Students can no longer carry their textbooks to examination halls. Two years after it was introduced, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to discontinue Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for class 9 and 11 from this academic year.........Read more

Ola, Uber cabs go off Bengaluru roads, drivers protest against fare cuts

Many drivers attached to India's two largest taxi service aggregators, Uber and Ola, went off the roads in this city on Monday to protest falling earnings, with the two competitors cutting fares to get customers.Their demand is that both firms stop........Read more

Dynamic Lock for Windows 10 will bring intelligent locking to your PC in April

Windows can already be configured to automatically lock a device after a set period of inactivity, but Dynamic Lock might be a smarter, more responsive version of the same thing. There are no details on how it works, but it’s been speculated that Dynamic Lock will, for instance, use Windows Hello compatible cameras or proximity sensors of sorts to “see” if you’re there or not.........Read more

Centre alerts Punjab of possible terror attack ahead of elections

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday reviewed the security situation in poll-bound Punjab and alerted the state police on possible attempts by Pakistan’s ISI to foment trouble. Punjab will also see the largest deployment of security forces out of the 85000 Central Armed Police Forces personnel sanctioned by the MHA for Assembly polls in five states.........Read more

Mohammad Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket

Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan all-rounder, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday (November 30). The 36-year-old underwent the test at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on November 17 and was subsequently cleared, after all his off-spin deliveries were found to be under the permitted 15-degree limit.........Read more

US strongly objects to Pakistan's nuke threats against India; conveys displeasure

US strongly objects to Pakistan's nuke threats against India; conveys displeasure - A senior State Department official said that, we made that (American objection on nuclear threat) clear to them (Pakistan). Repeatedly.........Read more

86 MoUs worth Rs 15,000 crore signed at 1st tourism summit

86 MoUs worth Rs 15,000 crore signed at 1st tourism summit - The MoUs were exchanged by states like gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and chattisgarh, and many mnore are in the pipeline, a statement from the government said.........Read more

Eight people including a toddler injured in Baltimore Shooting; 3 gunmen at large

Eight people including a toddler injured in Baltimore Shooting; 3 gunmen at large - The victims included a father and his 3-year-old daughter. Police said the attack was "planned" and involved three shooters, two with handguns and one with a long gun that seemed to be a shotgun. Police said all the eight victims were expected to recover from their injuries.........Read more

Scarlett Keeling murder case: British teen's mother 'devastated' as court acquits both accused

Her mother Fiona Mackeown said she was devastated by the verdict, which came eight years after Scarlett's body was found at the Anjuna Beach in Goa in February 2008. It would later be determined that she had been administered narcotic substances and then sexually assaulted. She was only 15 years old back then. ........Read more

Kotak Introduces Paperless Account Opening, Counts Artificial Intelligence As Banking's Future

Kotak Mahindra, India's fourth largest private sector bank, has introduced 'Kotak Now,' which lets customers complete verification formalities following a video call, eliminating the need for a branch visit or a biometric verification. The bank hopes the new service -- which cuts the account opening process from a few hours or days to about seven to ten minutes – will account for at least quarter of its new banking customers in the next month or so, Deepak Sharma, Kotak's Chief Digital Officer, told HuffPost India.........Read more

IITs change placement course after Flipkart fiasco

IITs are also trying to rope in the HRD Ministry to persuade the so-called Maharatna and Navratna companies to participate in campus placement.........Read more

Rift in BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit: Vijayvargiya targets Shivraj Singh Chouhan govt, unit chief

In an interview to a local television channel on Monday, Vijayvargiya warned that the “ills that come with power are slowly becoming apparent... if we are not careful, we may find the going tough in the next elections.”........Read more

Army starts operation 'Calm Down' in J&K, deploys additional 4,000 troops

As turbulence continues unabated in the Valley, the Army has quietly moved an entire brigade into South Kashmir as part of operation 'Calm Down' to clear it of militants and protesters. Nearly 4000 additional troops have been pressed into service to restore normalcy, using minimum force,........Read more

With No Government Support, Indian Suicide Prevention Helplines Are Struggling To Help Potential Victims

It has been 27 years since Varsha started volunteering at the suicide prevention helpline Sumaitri in Delhi, but she remembers most of her callers. Every week, the 50-something educationist, takes out time from her day job to visit the basement office of the helpline in central Delhi's Aradhana Hostel. Her job as a volunteer she says, is just to listen.........Read more

First all-electric Jaguar Racing car, the I-TYPE 1, unveiled in full race livery

Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery. From this Octobe........Read more

16-Year-Old Gurgaon Boy Develops Amazing App to Help Indian Paralympians in Rio

Arhan Bagati, a 16-year-old athlete from Gurgaon, has developed a mobile app to assist the Indian contingent in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. The app, named InRio, is loaded with useful information to help participants move around easily, access relevant contact details, and more.........Read more

Flood situation worsens in UP, Bihar; schools closed in Allahabad, Varanasi

Flood situation has worsened in Uttar Pradesh. The deluge has affected more than dozen districts. Ganga and its tributaries are flowing above the red mark in many districts including Allahabad and Varanasi and Ballia. Yamuna and Ken rivers are also in spate. According to Centre Water Commission (CWC), Ganga is flowing above …........Read more

Deciding on a fair rate

#dnaEdit: Deciding on a fair rate - The difference between deposit and lending rates should not be too wide and there is need for a fair framework that would incentivise savings to boost growth........Read more

Telangana aims to become first open defecation free state by 2017

The municipal administration and urban development department is now aiming at achieving 100 per cent ODF tag, covering all urban areas in Telangana, by March 31 next year.........Read more

Kashmir unrest: Protests ebb, Syed Ali Shah Geelani sets terms for restoring peace

Kashmir unrest: Protests ebb, Syed Ali Shah Geelani sets terms for restoring peace - Kashmir woke up to a morning-without-newspapers on Sunday after the Mufti government officially banned the publication of several dailies in a bid to enforce the information blockade.........Read more

Russia offers nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Russia has offered to sell a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to India, which competes with China for supremacy in the Indian Ocean region.........Read more

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe Will Be The First Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Phone

The Zenfone 3 Deluxe will come with a quad-core Kryo CPU that will be clocked at 2.4 GHz and backed by 6GB DDR4 RAM.........Read more

Monsoon hits most parts of India; 'above normal' rainfall expected this year

The southwest monsoon has covered almost half of the country, including the drought-hit Marathwada, even as the overall rainfall deficiency has come down to around 22 per cent, the Met department said on Monday.........Read more

Rexit blues: Domestic institutions pressed to shore up shares, save market

Domestic institutional investors were seen shoring up shares on Monday with purchase worth over Rs 2,100 crore as foreign investors turned jittery with sales worth more than Rs 3,065 crore amid concerns over RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision........Read more

Why employees at startups are having to cope with unprecedented levels of anxiety

As funding dries up and job losses pile up, startup employees are having to cope with high levels of anxiety — and the cracks have begun to show.........Read more

Florida nightclub shooting: At least 20 dead, 42 injured, say police

A gunman shot dead about 20 people and injured 42 others in a crowded gay nightclub in Florida early on Sunday before being killed by police in what US authorities described as a "domestic terrorism incident".........Read more

OYO Rooms plans to triple inventory by December

“Our team delivered 15x year-on-year growth with 2.3 million booked room-night transactions in Q1 Jan-Mar 2016...We plan to grow deeper in all key business and leisure cities and triple our inventory........Read more

UP turns down Centre's offer of water train for Bundelkhand - Times of India

The Uttar Pradesh government has turned down the Centre's offer of water to the drought-hit districts of Bundelkhand, saying that UP is not facing the kind of water crises occurring in Marathwada.........Read more

India ready to clear $6.5 billion of Iran's oil dues, seeks clarity on payment channel - Times of India

Keen to step up engagement in hydrocarbon sector with Iran, India has conveyed to the Persian Gulf nation that it was ready to clear nearly $6.5 billion of the dues for oil import from that country at the earliest, provided there was clarity on payment channel.........Read more

Kabali Tamil Movie | Official Teaser | Rajinikanth | Radhika Apte | Pa Ranjith

KALAIPPULI S THANU Proudly Presents, Padma Vibhushan Superstar RAJINIKANTH in KABALI- 2016 Tamil movie Official Teaser Written and Directed by Pa.RANJITH Kab...........Read more