🌐 American Scientists have created medical implants for children which expand with their natural growth. The growth-accommodating implant was designed for a cardiac surgery called valve annuloplasty, to repair leaking heart valves. Made of degradable biopolymer, the implant's tubular sleeve becomes thinner and elongates in response to tissue growth.
🌐 A gardener from the United States has set the Guinness World Record for growing the world's heaviest carrot, which weighs 10.17 kg. The gardener, Christopher Qualley said, "my strategy was to imitate what all of the experienced growers across the World were doing… Soil, seed, weather and a little luck are the most important things in my book."
🌐 A Video of an Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet in the World, making a hard landing during a storm in German city Dusseldorf has gone viral. The video, which has been watched millions of times, shows the superjumbo jetliner appearing to bounce after landing.
🌐 China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology.
🌐 An international team of Scientists has completed the 'atlas of life', the first map of every four-limbed vertebrate on Earth. As per the team, the map contains 31,000 species of humanity's closest relatives, including around 5,000 mammals and 10,000 birds.
🌐 Two Separate teams of Scientists have claimed of finding evidence for "missing" part of ordinary matter in the observable universe. The missing matter, made of particles called baryons, is believed to link galaxies via a 'cosmic web' through filaments of hot, diffused gas.
🌐 Air France CEO Franck Terner has said the airline is in "advanced talks" with Jet Airways for a partnership, as part of efforts to boost its long-haul network. Air France and Jet Airways have been in a codeshare partnership since 2016.
🌐 Bengaluru-based cab aggregator Ola has raised $1.1 billion in the biggest funding round in its history, led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. The Round saw participation from existing investor SoftBank and new US-based financial investors.
🌐 The World Obesity Federation estimates a third of the world's population would be overweight or obese by 2025, while annual costs of treating ill-health caused by it would top $1.2 trillion from 2025.
🌐 ESA has shared a photo of a bird photobombing the ISS view passing in front of the Sun. While ISS orbits Earth at 28,000 kmph at an altitude of 400 km, the bird was flying 86 metres from the lens.