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Darren Croft
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God loves us! We love him!
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A man with brain trauma is dedicated to turning his life into a "good dream" by smiling and helping others.
It seems a lot of people know Glenn Stucki. But many people don't know his story.
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Artificial Kidney Made of Nanofilters and Living Cells to Replace Dialysis. 
At Vanderbilt University scientists are building an artificial kidney that they envision will one day will be a standard of care over dialysis. The device
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Another example of taking time to care and help someone out.
An employee at a busy Apple store helped a mother and her young son stand tall, just by taking a seat on the floor.
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Alzheimer's is such a debilitating disease. This and other theories are being tested to help us find solutions.
 
Let's go to sleep.
A mouse's brain clears out toxins during periods of deep sleep — including toxins that form the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Could the same hold true for people?
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VertiGo - A Wall-Climbing Robot Including Ground-Wall Transition - YouTube

'... VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. The robot has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels. One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust. By transitioning from the ground to a wall and back again, VertiGo extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments.

The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility. The use of propellers to provide thrust onto the wall ensures that the robot is able to traverse over indentations such as masonry. The choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor-to-wall transition - thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.
 
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Jesus Christ suffered and died for individuals. Understanding that can really change the way we live out lives. I agree with this statement from M. Russell Ballard and am striving to better live that way.

"I believe that if we could truly understand the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, we would realize how precious is one son or daughter of God. I believe our Heavenly Father’s everlasting purpose for His children is generally achieved by the small and simple things we do for one another. At the heart of the English word atonement is the word one. If all mankind understood this, there would never be anyone with whom we would not be concerned, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or social or economic standing. We would strive to emulate the Savior and would never be unkind, indifferent, disrespectful, or insensitive to others." M. Russell Ballard
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This research can put your mouth movements and expressions on a video of some else's face in real time. Amazing! It is getting very difficult to know what is real and what is not.
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Research on using common metal catalysts for any ficial photosynthesis to produce hydrogen.
(January 28, 2015) William & Mary chemist William McNamara is taking a “bio-inspired” approach to the world’s energy crisis by turning to nature’s very own chemical power plant: photosynthesis. McNamara and his students a...
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It is possible to create solar cells that split hydrogen out of water for use in fuel cells. Currently these cells are inefficient and impractical. This article discusses a new type of anode that has the potential to make such solar cells practical.
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Shaq takes the time to personally play street ball and encourage some disadvantaged kids to respect others, listen to their parents and be what they want to be. He also has them shoot to win $100. Imagine if everyone spent this kind of time helping others!
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DNA nanobots will target cancer cells in the first human trial using a terminally ill patient

'... Professor Ido Bachelet of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University confirms that while tiny robots being injected into a human body to fight disease might sound like science fiction, it is in fact very real.

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Nanobots are actually made from DNA, specifically a single strand of DNA folded into a desired shape. Bachelet’s nanobots are designed in a clamshell shape, and work as a carrier for existing cancer drugs. Think of them like a protective box. They’ve been programmed to be in two states—an “off” position, where they’re closed tightly so they can bypass healthy cells without causing any damage, and an “on” position, where the clamshell opens up to expose cancerous cells to the drug in question.

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Nanobots can also have multiple “payloads” in them, and can be programmed so that they know which drug to expose to specific molecules. This means that nanobots work well in combination therapy—where multiple drugs are used at once—and can be timed so that the different drugs don’t interfere with one another. As of December 2014, the nanobots that Bechelet’s team have developed can recognize 12 different types of cancerous cells.

Currently, the team is also working on instilling their nanobots with “swarm behaviour” and have figured out how to get the bots to build physical bridges with each other. This would allow them to fix tissue from one end to the other, guiding the regrowth of cells across a larger area, which could be helpful in repairing spinal cords or long sections of muscle.
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http://www.theplaidzebra.com/dna-nanobots-will-target-cancer-cells-in-the-first-human-trial-using-a-terminally-ill-patient/
The very mention of “nanobots” can bring up a certain future paranoia in people—undetectable robots under my skin? Thanks, but no thanks.
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I'm a computer geek with a wonderful family.

We feel very blessed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives and we're striving to follow Him. We enjoy sharing the things that have blessed us in so many ways and hope it can be of help to others.

We're Mormons— members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that Christ is the head of His Church and that just as in Bible times there are living Apostles and Prophets teaching His Word to the world.
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  • Brigham Young University
    Electrical Engineering, BS, MS
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Business analysis, application design, systems design, project management, programming, databases
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  • American Research Bureau
    Chief Information Officer, present
  • Qualint
    President, present
    http://www.Qualint.com
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