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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost $2K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper using raised dots instead of ink, weighs a few lbs, and costs only $350.

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TIL: a 13 yr old who made a Braille printer out of Legos after discovering that millions of blind people in developing countries buy Braille devices that cost K and weigh 20 lbs. His prints Braille from computers to paper

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Suicide is among the top ten cause of deaths in the developed world, while in the developing world it is very low. Why is this?

Suicide is among the top ten cause of deaths in the developed world, while in the developing world it is very low. Why is this? <!– SC_OFF –><div class="md"><p>I dont get replies on AskScience so I am posting here.</p> <p>The

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TIL Researchers have identified a naturally occurring bacteria in the human gut that keeps people from developing food allergies. This beneficial gut bacteria diminished with frequent antibiotic use at a young age — making children more susceptible to food allergies later in life.

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TIL Researchers have identified a naturally occurring bacteria in the human gut that keeps people from developing food allergies. This beneficial gut bacteria diminished with frequent antibiotic use at a young age — making children more susceptible to food allergies

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TIL that the Pentagon is developing a “combat chewing gum” to help soldiers maintain dental hygiene in the field. It is expected to save the Army $100million per year in dental services.

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TIL that the Pentagon is developing a “combat chewing gum” to help soldiers maintain dental hygiene in the field. It is expected to save the Army 0million per year in dental services. submitted by -rabid- [link] [683 comments] Source: top

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TIL there is an organization called Engineers Without Borders that works to improve infrastructure and engineering practices in developing countries.

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TIL there is an organization called Engineers Without Borders that works to improve infrastructure and engineering practices in developing countries. submitted by Kilt_ [link] [944 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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YSK if you have an older Polaroid camera, you don’t have to get rid of it because film has become scarce- there is a company that makes films that work for every Polaroid model. You should also know shaking instant film while developing can cause it to blob.

YSK if you have an older Polaroid camera, you don’t have to get rid of it because film has become scarce- there is a company that makes films that work for every Polaroid model. You should also know shaking instant

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Can you help me identify this short story set in a developing country with a Western protagonist?

Can you help me identify this short story set in a developing country with a Western protagonist? An unnamed Western tourist is in some village in an unnamed developing country. He gets thirsty and asks for water from nearest hut,

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LPT: Developing friendships after college.

LPT: Developing friendships after college. While there are no silver bullets here, especially because great friendships usually develop over long periods of time through sustained, meaningful and shared experiences, here are two tips that have helped me turn people I've

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TIL that one theory on why we are ticklish is that it serves as a mechanism for developing combat skills. Most often practiced from parent to child, tickling activates vulnerable areas on the body that develop a defensive reaction while producing laughter that encourages the ‘attacker’ to continue.

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TIL that one theory on why we are ticklish is that it serves as a mechanism for developing combat skills. Most often practiced from parent to child, tickling activates vulnerable areas on the body that develop a defensive reaction while

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TIL When developing the Macintosh computer, Steve Jobs wanted to add a small mysterious character who would appear after about every 1000 times you used an OS UI element. He would wink at you and disappear so fast that you wouldn’t be sure he was real.

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TIL When developing the Macintosh computer, Steve Jobs wanted to add a small mysterious character who would appear after about every 1000 times you used an OS UI element. He would wink at you and disappear so fast that you

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