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Safe for pilots to sport beard: study

A clean-shaven face may not be necessary for pilots to ensure safety during in-flight emergencies, according to scientists who found that those who sport a full beard can also properly seal on an oxygen mask. Several airlines require pilots to have a clean-shaven face as it is believed to be …

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Star Trek-inspired diagnostic device developed

Scientists say they have developed aStar Trek-inspired device that could help make sophisticated medical diagnostics. The ‘multicorder’ created by researchers from the University of Glasgow takes inspiration from Star Trek ’s famous tricorder device, which the show’s medics use to make quick and accurate diagnosis. Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/star-trek-inspired-diagnostic-device-developed/article25032803.ece

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Miniature human oesophagus grown in lab

In a first, scientists have successfully grown functional version of the human food pipe using stem cells, paving the way for new ways to study and test drugs against gut disorders. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell , shows how human oesophageal tissue could be grown entirely …

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WhatsApp appoints grievance officer

Details process to flag complaints Under pressure to clamp down on fake messages, WhatsApp has appointed a grievance officer for India and has detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news. Meeting one of the key demands that India had put forward …

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Cdr. Tomy sighted by Navy aircraft

Rescue efforts on to get back Navy Commander who was part of the Golden Globe Race In a positive development in the massive global search and rescue effort for Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, injured and stranded in his sailing vessel in the Golden Globe Race (GGR), a …

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