Infused in the white bead is water from Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. In the black bead, mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Separating the two beads are clear beads, representative of the story we all have to tell. Life moves through cycles, find your balance.
"Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.”
Best present ever
Pioneering 3D surgery: New hope for man with half a skull
#3D surgery has brought new hope to a man with ‘half a #skull’ in northwest #China’s Shaanxi Province.
46-year-old Hu fell from his house at the 3rd floor last October and lost his skull on the left.
After the horrific accident, Hu’s life was saved but part of his head became ‘sunken’. His left eyeball was moved from its original place, causing blurred vision. He also lost a majority of his language abilities due to damage to the brain and nervous system.
Apart from the physical impact, Hu has been depressed. “He stays at home watching TV, not willing to go out. I feel sad seeing him this way”, said Hu’s wife.
Xijing Hospital in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi, has offered free 3D surgery to Hu.
A 3D printed #titanium mesh #prosthesis, weighing only 9.9g, has been successfully implanted under his scalp to repair his skull, after a surgery lasting three and a half hours. Hu is now in hospital for observation after the surgery.
Engineers are revered in China. I’m glad to see China’s healthcare system embracing 3d printing instead of relying on human organ trafficking. I hope 3d goes viral for the sake of those who just need hygienic and decent medical attention.
Imma just let this sit here
MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE
They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.
Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS
“If you weren’t here from the beginning then you’re a fake fan”. That’s just like saying my sister isn’t a part of my family because I escaped the vagina first.
The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance Monday that could mean $1 fines for people who toss too many table scraps into the trash.
Under current Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) rules, people living in single-family homes are encouraged but not required to dispose of food waste and compostable paper products in compost bins.
Apartment buildings must have compost bins available, but residents of apartment buildings aren’t required to use them. And businesses aren’t subject to any composting requirements.
Under the new rules, collectors can take a cursory look each time they dump trash into a garbage truck.
If they see compostable items make up 10 percent or more of the trash, they’ll enter the violation into a computer system their trucks already carry, and will leave a ticket on the garbage bin that says to expect a $1 fine on the next garbage bill.
Apartment buildings and businesses will be subject to the same 10 percent threshold but will get two warnings before they are fined. A third violation will result in a $50 fine. Dumpsters there will be checked by inspectors on a random basis.
Collectors will begin tagging garbage bins and Dumpsters with educational tickets starting Jan. 1 when they find violations. But fines won’t start until July 1.
"Empty your trashcans, citizen. Let the government take a look"
There is a line, and it has long been crossed. Soon they’ll want to go through your dirty laundry.
I wouldn’t expect a Brit like you to understand.
Good one :’)