Friday, 23 February 2018

Jordan 3D lab prints limbs for war wounded, disabled kids

Palestinian refugee Asil Abu Ayada shows off her new prosthetic hand from the lab which produces limbs for between $20 and $50, a fraction of the cost of conventional devices.

The 3D-printing prosthetics clinic at a hospital is run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders is also helping Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni amputees.


Singapore 6th-least corrupt country in the world: Annual index

Singapore has been ranked sixth in an annual ranking of countries that are considered least corrupt in 2017, moving up a notch from seventh position in 2016.

According to Transparency International's Corruptions Perceptions Index released on Wednesday (Feb 21), Singapore received a score of 84 among 180 countries.

The index measures perceived levels of public sector corruption globally, rating countries on a scale from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean. The ranking is also based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.


Exceptional people: Singaporean wins Bafta award

Producer Low Ser En and British director Paloma Baeza (both above) with their awards for the film Poles Apart at Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday. Source: ST
Singaporean producer Low Ser En has won a Bafta (British Academy Film Awards) award for Best British Short Animation for her stop-motion short Poles Apart.

The 12-minute film, about a polar bear and a grizzly bear who are brought together by their changing habitats, was the graduation project of a team of about 10 students from Britain's National Film and Television School, which included people "from four continents", including an American and a Briton, she said.


Food to eat for thicker hair

  • Mango
  • Soy beans
  • Eggs
  • Kelp
  • Figs
  • Flaxseeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Leafy greens


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