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Video Of The Day: 3-D Printing Provides Free Prosthetic Hands To People In Need

It began as a project between two strangers 10,000 miles apart–a prop maker from the United States and a carpenter from South Africa–to provide a child in South Africa with a prosthetic hand device. It became a global movement bringing together 3-D print enthusiasts, engineers, designers, and many more once the two men gave their 3-D designs away for free.

Modern prosthetics can cost tens of thousands of dollars, limiting their availability to those who cannot afford the costs. The e-NABLE community is working together to create, innovate, re-design, and provide prosthetics for the many individuals who need them.

This touching video introduces us to Kieran, a boy who was born with a birth defect, Amniotic Band Syndrome, that left him without fingers on his right hand. But this all changed once he received a 3-D printed prosthetic hand. Watch the remarkable video to discover more about Kieran and the incredible e-NABLE community.

21 Fascinating Steve Jobs Facts That Reveal The Man Behind The Apple Empire

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Premiering this weekend, Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle’s latest film, “Steve Jobs,” provides viewers with insight into the life of one of the United States’ most brilliant — and flawed — innovators.

If you don’t make it out to theaters this weekend or have yet to crack open your copy of the 2011 biography on which Boyle’s film is based, here are 21 Steve Jobs facts to acquaint you with the man behind some of the world’s most revolutionary machines:

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Photo Of The Day: 106-Year-Old Armenian Woman Protects Her Home With An AK-47

Armenian Woman Protecting Home

A 106-year-old woman sits in front of her home guarding it with a rifle, in Degh village, near the city of Goris in southern Armenia in 1990. Image Source: reddit

From 1988 to 1994, Armenia was embroiled in a conflict known as the Nagorno-Karabakh War, also referred to as the Artsakh Liberation War by Armenians. The horrific armed conflict — where 20,000-30,000 people are estimated to have died — was between Azerbaijan and the ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan.

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