Saving Lives With The Fecal Transplant

So, you might be disgusted by the words “fecal transplant,” but it’s not actually as gross as you might think. In fact, a fecal transplant has the potential to save your life if you ever acquire certain bacterial infections.

For a fecal transplant to work, stool (yes, poop) is collected from a donor who is tested. The stool is then mixed and strained with another chemical before it’s placed inside of a patient. So, how does it get inside the patient? If it makes you feel less grossed out, you don’t need swallow someone else’s fecal matter. The solution is inserted in the body through a colonoscopy or endoscopy.

As gross as this process might sound, it can be highly beneficial for some people. The fecal transplant has the ability to replace good bacteria that has been killed off. Specifically, the transplant is used in patients with difficile infections. These infections cause diarrhea that can actually sometimes lead to death. It’s possible that the fecal transplant could also help patients suffering from Irritable Bowl Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease, however, research is still being developed in this area. My mom has Crohn’s Disease and sometimes it causes major issues in her life. I didn’t ask her, but I believe that my mom would gladly accept a fecal transplant if it would greatly reduce her symptoms.

It might make you feel better to know that this treatment has been approved by the food and drug administration. Also, unlike most life changing treatments, a fecal transplant is said to be very affordable for the general public and has been effective almost every time it’s been used. Since the treatment is still in the testing phase, it’s not clear as to whether it will be covered by insurance. So, what you think? If it would help you, would accept a fecal transplant?

 

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Roles of Robots in the present world

Roles of Robots in the present world

How would you feel if you can get everything done just the way you want it, with just a single click of a button? The question may seem somehow impossible to be done, but over the years technology has made it possible in many ways. The robot is a machine that is operated by computer program and performs basically the work of humans, and more complex work. The invention of robots happens to be one of man’s greatest technology breakthrough so far. They come in different shape with multiple feature, based on the functions they are to perform and can either be controlled by a remote or controlled manually. The role and usefulness of robots has been on the increase in hospitals, business firms, research firms and academic fields. Robots make the normal working process faster and they deliver more accurate results.


It is believed that a well programmed robot can replace a human in terms of completing jobs that are risky for humans to do. They are being brought into practice to assist in handling many working processes for surgical procedure and cars manufacturing. Based on all this, many people believe that robots are somehow responsible for the high rate of increase in unemployment in the country as they have replaced human workers in many operational areas. In factories and industrial sites, robots perform specific operations automatically, but there are need for them to be supervised by humans. A well maintained robot is likely to perform longer than a robot that is not maintained.

A small metallic or plastic robot can be a handy gift for children. They would love to have such gifts on their birthday and play with. For children, a robot is also useful in developing language and interaction as it can teach them about how to do certain things and interact with others. Since robots don’t have any feelings like humans, they can be very effective in production activities. Because of their mechanical structures and programmed functions, robots cannot think about how much they are contributing.


Depending upon the purpose, a heavy or light metal can be used for shaping a robot. A robot operates on the basis of three key parts including sensory parts, programs and other components like lasers, wheels and motors. The pivotal roles of robots are not confined to manufacturing areas. Robots are equally useful in helping people out of mishaps, surgeries and more. In addition, robots can also be very effective for providing the walking support to those who survive serious injuries.
What a lot of people do not know is that they make use of robots in their daily activities.

  • Your dishwasher is a robot for washing dishes. 
  • Your washing machine is a robot for cleaning laundry. 
  • Whenever you call UPS or FedEx you speak with a robot. 
  • The iphone 7 has Siri (another very smart robot). 
  • When your car gets dirty you can drive it to a robotic car wash. 
  • Every time you mail a letter it is sorted and routed by robots. 
  • When you go to the grocery store and buy processed foods they are prepared by robots. 

Nokia 7 and 8 to come with a fingerprint sensor 

Nokia 7 and 8 to come with a fingerprint sensor 

Nokia just announced to the world their two affordable android phones and the new Nokia 3310. However, recent leaks have suggested that the company will be releasing two more mid-range phones this year.


According to several sources, the two new phones, which are believed to be called the Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 respectively are currently undergoing testing at the company. The Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 are expected to have snapdragon 660 core processor,which is an improvement on the snapdragon 653.
One of the smartphones will have a smaller display with a 1080p resolution, while the other, with the larger display will boast of a QHD display. Both phones are tipped to sport a metallic unibody and thin bezels.

The Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 will have a fingerprint sensor, a better camera than the Nokia 6 (probably a Carl-zeiss optics, though the company once denied using this). Both phones will have a much bigger sensors than the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The Nokia 7 and 8 are expected to run on Android Nougat 7.0 with fast charging support and bigger batteries.

Nokia is expected to release most of their phones to the market around June 2017. With the expected release of the Samsung galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 this year, there is no doubt that Nokia would face a lot of competition.

Ferrari 812 Superfast: A mix of Technology and Superspeed

Ferrari 812 Superfast: A mix of Technology and Superspeed


Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari unveiled its new 812 Superfast car at the Geneva international motor show in Switzerland. The new Ferrari 812 super fast car is making it clear that Super-speed is the ultimate goal of the automaker. With its 800 hp output and 12-cylinder, the 812 Superfast is now the highest performance and most powerful road car of all time. The car is said to boost of a 6.5 Litre V12 engine that produces a 789 bhp and 718 Nm, thus increasing the maximum anount of air that could be drawn into the engine thereby boosting its efficiency.
 


It can sprint from 0 kmph to 100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 340 kmph with an improved power-to-fuel consumption rate reduction.
The 812 Superfast is officially the fastest car production to have a front mounted engine. It has a rear mounted transmission unit that helps to perfectly balance the weight distribution of the car. 


Ferrari decided to make their first ever electric power steering along with a list of vehicle dynamics control system to make controlling the car easy. The steering wheel torque gives the 812 Superfast a peak performance by giving an indication to the driver that the car is getting close to its grip limits especially when cornering.


The interior has been updated to provide a lot of leg space for both the driver and passenger with sporty aluminium pedals, a flat bottomed steering wheel and eye catching yellow tachometer. It has a reshaped dash top that features fewer air vent, and the optional display in front of the passenger, which shows the co-driver how fast the car is going has been upgraded to a touch screen to give them their own set of controls.


Based on their maintenance policy and customer satisfaction, the company offers a worldwide seven year maintenance for the 812 Superfast. The scheduled maintenance is an exclusive service that allows the clients to be rest assured that their car is been kept at its peak performance and safety over that period of time
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This year marks Ferrari 70th year anniversary, and the company is not just releasing cars that keeps up with time and technology but they are setting the pace for other supercar and making it hard for them to keep up.

The New Google reCAPTCHA

The New Google reCAPTCHA

Google is always looking for a way to make the internet a happier place by taking perky security step and proof.
Filling out all those google CAPTCHA field when you are trying to visit a website is as annoying as the website not opening at all or not having an internet connection especially when you are in an hurry to fill a registration form. You have to go through the stress of transcribing distorted letters or numbers to prove you are not a malicious robot. It was later upgraded to just clicking on a box that reads “I’m not a robot.” The version was called reCAPTCHA. But now you might not have the to worry about any of these again.


Google launched a service that works as a background bot sniffer without having the human do anything on Wednesday called the invisible reCAPTCHA. According to google ‘it uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated softwares from engaging in abusive activities on your site’. It is said to be tough on bots and easier on humans.
ReCAPTCHA is one of the most popular CAPTCHA mechanism on the internet today. It is built for the security your site. The reCAPTCHA is armed with state of the art technology that is always on guard at the forefront of spam and abuse fighting trends.

The reCAPTCHA is said to offer more than just the normal spam protection. Every time the CAPTCHAs are solved, the human effort that is put into use helps digitize text, build machine learning datasets, and annotate images which in turn helps preserve books, improve maps and solve hard AI problems.

ReCAPTCHA offers a

  • More advanced security for your site 
  • Easy use, with low friction and effortless interaction for your users 
  • More creation of value. 

With the reCAPTCHA, you can be rest assured of a more secured and easy access to your website.  

HP Sprout Pro G2: A 3D scanning computer 

HP Sprout Pro G2: A 3D scanning computer 

In 2014, HP unveiled a unique all-in-one computer with a projector and camera extrusion that turns the surface between you and the display into an interactive space. The company is set to release a new version of the system called the Sprout Pro G2. It is expected to be released for pricing and businesses in March 2017. The Sprout Pro G2 is built with a PC, Touch mat, hi-res cameras, projector and 2D and 3D capture capabilities that empowers you to manipulate the physical and digital worlds in innovative ways.


The Sprout Pro G2 has a 23.8-inch diagonal display (.8-inch bigger than the previous model) with a 10-point touch-enabled display, full HD, wide viewing angle, a 1920 x 1080 white LED backlit LCD display. It comes with a 21.3-inch diagonal 20-point touch and HP Active pen-enabled Touch Mat that features palm rejection. You can use the touch mat for your designing or scanning. Once you place an object on or above the mat, you can 3D scan i even while rotating the object. When using the pen on the horizontal Touch Mat, you get the same natural feeling you get from using a pen on a paper.The Touch Mat can accommodate up to four hands working on it at once and enables scanning documents up to A3 or tabloid size.



The Sprout Pro G2 captures reality and create a precise 360 degree 3D models using an enhanced structured light scanning technology.

Here are some of the specification of the Sprout Pro G2 system

  • Window 10 Pro 64-bit operating system
  • Intel CoreTM i7 processor with intel HD Graphics 630 (2.9 GHz, 8MB cache, 4 cores)
  •  32GB maximum memory SDRAM
  • 512 GB internal storage
  • HP High Definition 14 MP Webcam
  • 4 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI 2.0 slot
  • WLAN, LAN and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 23.8-inch diagonal display with a 10-point touch-enabled display and a 21.3-inch diagonal 20-point touch and HP Active pen-enabled Touch Mat.

The price for the computer haven’t be shared to the public yet, but HP is set to release the price these month to the public. The price for last year Sprout Pro cost $2,199, so it is safe to guess that the price for the new one would be higher. This computer is a great investment for designers businesses and art school.