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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving…

Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.

Today’s Deals On Amazon

Take a look through product after product of Today’s Deals on Amazon. Beware though…Amazon is offering the cheapest price we have come across on an oil diffuser. And if you make your way far enough down into the bottom of the page, grab your digital scissors and click away the coupons for even further savings. … Continue reading "Today’s Deals On Amazon"

Electricians Find Victorian-Era Cigarettes and…

A royal discovery unearthed at Buckingham Palace dating back to the late 1800s. Buzz60's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.

YouTube's Cracking Down On The Latest Viral Video…

Social media companies are trying to stop kids from eating Tide Pods.

Women With Disabilities Are More Than Ready To Be…

At the 2018 Women's March Chicago, we talked to women with disabilities about the issues important to them.

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Trustee: MSU President Should Quit Over Sex…

A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the handling of doctor Larry Nassar.

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I Gave Birth to Sick Twins, Lost My House, My Bed, My Dignity

In an essay for the Guardian , Jen Sinconis pens a sort of love letter to two ObamaCare tenets: a ban on lifetime limits on most benefits and on denying people insurance due to pre-existing conditions. Sinconis had access to neither when she had her twin boys 11 years ago. The...

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

A rocket launched from New Zealand has successfully reached orbit carrying commercial satellites

USGS: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. The quake, which was deep at 110 kilometers (68 miles), struck at 10:06 p.m. local time Saturday

He Becomes Twitter Sensation With Very First Post

Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports Yahoo News . Lee once worked as a staffer in the Obama White...

Russian networks pushing conservative meme…

Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild…

Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America

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Global female empowerment marches enter second day

Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched and chanted

The Latest: Authorities find body of missing…

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has located the body of a woman missing since recent mudslides struck a Southern California coastal town

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Teens Don't Mind Online-Only Relationships

Children are having online-only relationships without meeting in real life, and apparently they don’t mind! The New York Post Reports. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

The Government Shutdown Could Slow The CDC's…

The CDC will retain some of its staff, but limited resources may slow its public health analysis and reports.

Doc Doubts Man's Tapeworm. Then He Looks in the Bag

For a sushi-loving California man, there was good news and bad news. The good news: That pale string dangling out of his butt wasn't his intestines. It was, however, a very long worm. This particularly disgusting cautionary tale comes from a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast This Won't...

More than 1K cold-stunned sea turtles found in…

More than 1,000 sea turtles stunned by unusually cold weather have been rescued from a bay in the Florida Panhandle

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How robotic exoskeletons could save disabled…

It was bleak medical diagnosis for his young nephew that put the idea in Manmeet Maggu’s head to launch a startup focused on robotic exoskeletons for children. A few years ago, Maggu and Trexo Robotics co-founder Rahul Udasi were still undergraduates at the University of Waterloo. That’s when they found out Maggu’s nephew had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy - and that he might never be able to walk as a result. Building robots was already something of an interest they shared. The diagnosis caused them to look around at the robotics market and decide - they ought to build something to help Maggu’s nephew. “When we started looking around, we realized the tremendous negative health effects of being in a wheelchair, especially for a child that’s going to spend their entire life in the wheelchair,” Maggu told BGR. “For us it was something - we started looking for ways to get (his nephew) out of the wheelchair, and pretty soon we realized today there’s no solution out there. There’s no exoskeleton or robotic solution that can help a child get out of the wheelchair and be walking around. That was when we decided to us our robotic experience and background to really build something for him.” It started off as a project, a kind of side hustle, before getting formalized into what would become Trexo, a Toronto-based startup. The company was launched in 2016, and it’s been moving forward incrementally since then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJSlxFPd1F0 Maggu has been handing business development as the CEO, while Udasi is more on the product development/CTO side. Working in tandem to bring a product to life that excites physicians, therapists and parents. The company completed its first testable prototype in 2016. They also took it to India, to introduce it to Maggu’s nephew for a tryout. “We essentially watched him take some of his first steps using our device. That was an incredibly proud moment for us.” Since then, Trexo has been chosen as a finalist in the New Startup category in the upcoming Canadian Innovation Awards. At the end of 2017, the startup won first prize in a pitch competition led by a Toronto hospital’s philanthropic arm. And Trexo will be even busier this year. The startup is preparing to launch a pilot study with its device - which weighs about 30 pounds - with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Trexo also is hoping to have secured U.S. approval for the device by the end of this year. Trexo’s device is essentially a converted walker. Two robotic legs attached to any walker are what allow the child to walk independently, using equipment they’re already familiar with. The response the team got from testing it out with Maggu’s nephew is what convinced them to keep going. “Then we started working on the next one and just after that - we started talking to more families, clinics and hospitals and realized the tremendous potential of this sort of device,” he said. “It’s families all over looking for a device like this. We started getting contacted by people in India, Canada, the U.S. - literally all over the globe. “Essentially, the way our device works is we take an existing walker - we decided to build around the walker. So we built robotic legs that attach onto the walker, and it provides powered assistance. So it’s basically powered motors on the hip joint as well as the knee joint that kind of provide the assistance in allowing a child to walk.” The entrepreneurs have participated in the Techstars Internet of Things accelerator, which helped get them even more ready to take the business farther. And it’s helped connect them to partnerships like the Cincinnati hospital that could prove useful long-term. “For us right now, it’s about building the right partnerships,” Maggu said. “There’s been a few exoskeleton companies out there. Most have started off with the adult market. We see the children’s market as the right place to start. We believe the future of exoskeletons begins with children. This is where you can have the highest impact. And then grow with the children as they grow into adulthood.”

Virtual Reality Chat Room Stunned as Robot Has Seizure

It was business as usual in the virtual reality chat room until the robot had a seizure. The Verge reports the unnerving incident happened Wednesday on VRChat, where users in the forms of avatars can interact with each other. According to the Daily Dot , "Morty, Sonic, Knuckles, a dude in...

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user…

Facebook wants to emphasize 'trustworthy' news stories based on user surveys