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BBC News - Pilot’s artificial arm ‘became detached while landing plane’

Pilot’s artificial arm ‘became detached while landing plane’ #pilot #arm #artificial #land #flight

A pilot lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land, an accident report has said.

The Flybe flight from Birmingham, with 47 passengers on board, was approaching Belfast City Airport in gusty conditions on 12 February.

It landed heavily but no-one was hurt and the plane was not damaged.

The pilot said he would be more cautious in future…

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BBC News - Are India’s big dams safe?

BBC News – Are India’s big dams safe?

A recent survey by the Indian government has found out that more than 600 large dams in the country are located in high-intensity seismic zones – areas which are considered to be most vulnerable and prone to earthquakes.

India has more than 30 river basins, each with a catchment area exceeding several thousand square miles. Some 5,000 large dams have been built in 22 of its 29 states. At least…

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BBC News - Nelson Mandelas ex-wife Winnie wants Qunu home

Nelson Mandelas ex-wife Winnie wants Qunu home #Nelson #Mandela #wife

The ex-wife of South Africas first black President Nelson Mandela has demanded his village home for her children, potentially triggering the first legal dispute since his death. Winnie Madikizela-Mandelas lawyers said she was asserting her “customary rights” by demanding the house.Mr Mandelas estate was provisionally valued at 46m rand $4.3m; £2.5m following his death in December. The…

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BBC News - British Airways to continue flying over Iraq

BBC News - British Airways to continue flying over Iraq #Iraq #flight #british

British Airways flights will continue to fly over Iraq despite concerns over the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, its chief executive has said.Willie Walsh told the Financial Times: “We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe. If we thought Iraq was unsafe we would not fly over Iraq.”Qantas has become the latest airline to say it will divert planes to avoid flying through Iraqi…

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BBC News - China earthquake kills hundreds in Yunnan province

BBC News - China earthquake kills hundreds in Yunnan province #china #earthquake #yunnan

At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in south-west China, state news agency Xinhua says.The US Geological Survey said the quake struck about 11km seven miles north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 16:30 local time 08:30 GMT.A major rescue and relief operation is under way.State broadcaster CCTV said the earthquake was the strongest to hit…

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When should you avoid intravenous cannulation ? II Medical myths

When should you avoid intravenous cannulation ? II Medical myths #cannula #intravenous #avoid #when

As such there is no absolute contraindications for doing an intravenous cannulation . When its difficult to access the vein we can take the help of ultrasound and do the intravenous cannulation  process ultrasound guided. When there is skin infection or rash on the site we want to cannulate, its better to avoid the affected area and do at another site.
Cross check issues discussed here from…

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BBC News - Australian couple abandon surrogate Down’s Syndrome baby

BBC News - Australian couple abandon surrogate Down’s Syndrome baby #australia #down #surrogate

A campaign for a baby with Down’s Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).

The six-month-old boy, named Gammy, also has a congenital heart condition and needs urgent medical treatment.

Pattaramon Chanbua was left to care for him after his Australian parents only wanted his healthy twin sister.

She was paid $15,000 (£9,000) to be a…

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Chicken could make you resistant to antibiotics, finds new study - Hindustan Times

Chicken could make you resistant to antibiotics, finds new study - Hindustan Times #chicken #india #antibiotic

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has found antibiotics in 40% of the 70 chicken samples it tested from Delhi and the NCR. Seventeen per cent of the samples tested had more than one drug, found the CSE study, Antibiotics in Chicken: From Farm to Fork, which was released on Wednesday. Animals are fed antibiotics to add to growth and bulk, which causes resistance in bacteria in animals,…

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BBC News - Samsung profit hit as smartphone growth slows

BBC News - Samsung profit hit as smartphone growth slows #Smartphone #profit #samsung #mobile

Samsung’s growth in recent years has been powered mainly by its mobile phone division. The success of its Galaxy range of smartphones, coupled with a growing global demand for such gadgets, saw it displace Nokia as the world’s biggest mobile phone maker in 2012. However, the pace of growth of the smartphone market has been slowing down and the competition in the sector has also increased. Various…

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BBC News - UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January

BBC News - UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January #uk #driver #less #car

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year.

It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time.

In addition, ministers ordered a review of the UK’s road regulations to provide appropriate guidelines.

The Department for Transport had originally pledged to let self-driving…

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Child malaria vaccine

Child malaria vaccine #child #malaria #Vaccine

Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800 cases of illness could be prevented. And in continuing trials it went on to provide protection some 18 months after the injections were given. Manufacturers GSK have now applied for regulatory…

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BBC - Future - Potato power: the spuds that could light the world

Potato power #potato #power

Mashed, boiled, baked or fried? You probably have a preference for your potatoes. Haim Rabinowitch, however, likes his spuds “hacked”. For the past few years, researcher Rabinowitch and colleagues have been pushing the idea of “potato power” to deliver energy to people cut off from electricity grids. Hook up a spud to a couple of cheap metal plates, wires and LED bulbs, they argue, and it could…

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