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Microsoft's Project Premonition Recruits Mosquitoes To Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 12, 2017
Microsoft's Project Premonition Recruits Mosquitoes To Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks

Given that more than 65% of infectious diseases that affect humans originate from other animals, the most logical way to stop them would be to locate the source. However, studying wildlife for clues about the origin of the next epidemic is like looking for a needle in a haystack. As a result, scientists and health officials are forced to combat illnesses like the recent Zika Virus, after they spread.

Video Of The Week — Feathers Explode On International Pillow Fight Day

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2017
Video Of The Week — Feathers Explode On International Pillow Fight Day

What better way to spend an afternoon than having an old-fashioned pillow fight with total strangers? That, believe it or not, is what thousands of fun-loving adults and children across the world did on Saturday, April 1, which in addition to being Fools’ Day, also happened to be International Pillow Fight Day.

The Events That Led To The U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2017
The Events That Led To The U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

On April 4, the world woke up to the news that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army had conducted airstrikes targeting the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held province of Idlib. The attack killed 85 people, including 16 women and 23 children, and wounded over 350. Images of the victims choking and gasping for breath on social media and reports from Doctors Without Borders, which supports medical clinics in rebel-held areas, led to the conclusion that it had been a chemical attack. Experts speculate the government used sarin, a toxic nerve gas, massive exposure to which can cause instant death.

Disney Scientists Reveal The Future With Wireless Charging Room

By Kavi Dolasia on April 7, 2017
Disney Scientists Reveal The Future With Wireless Charging Room

With our smart gadgets continuing to get increasingly powerful, battery power, of all things, is becoming of utmost importance. But amid the messy tangle of smartphone cords, unwieldy portable chargers, and the improbability of finding an electrical outlet, charging remains a challenge. Now, some brilliant scientists at Disney Research have created a room that can wirelessly charge all your electronic devices simultaneously.

Meet FoldiMate, Your Laundry-Folding Robot!

By Kim Bussing on April 5, 2017
Meet FoldiMate, Your Laundry-Folding Robot!

Like most people, Gal Rozov hates folding laundry. But instead of complaining, the software developer decided to put his programming skills to work and create a laundry-folding robot! In 2012, after spending two years researching the most efficient design, Rozov moved from Israel to California and founded FoldiMate Inc. It took another four years, but by 2016, he had a working prototype of the namesake robot.

United Kingdom Begins Formal Process To Exit The European Union

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2017
United Kingdom Begins Formal Process To Exit The European Union

On June 23, 2016, the residents of the United Kingdom (UK) shocked the world by voting for the country’s exit from the European Union (EU), or “Brexit.” On March 29, almost nine months after the historic referendum, the country’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, began the official separation process with a letter to EU President Donald Tusk. It urged the remaining member states to allow the UK to leave “in a fair and orderly manner, and with as little disruption as possible on each side.”

Video Of The Week — Cheese Pizza Topped With Cotton Candy? Yum!

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2017
Video Of The Week — Cheese Pizza Topped With Cotton Candy? Yum!

In Japan, the onset of spring is synonymous with the cherry blossom, or sakura, season. To attract some of the thousands of locals and tourists that flock to parks to see the beautiful, albeit brief, two-week bloom, many restaurants offer sakura inspired specialties.

Julia, A New Muppet With Autism, Finds Her Way To Sesame Street

By Kim Bussing on April 2, 2017
Julia, A New Muppet With Autism, Finds Her Way To Sesame Street

While the fact that Julia is “Sesame Street’s” first new Muppet in a decade is certainly newsworthy, that is not the only thing that makes her special. The cheery, green-eyed 4-year-old who has autism is also here to expose young kids to children with autistic traits and teach them about acceptance.

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