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Russian cat gets 3D-printed prosthetic legs

“Things looked grim for Dymka, a cat found by a passerby on the side of a road in Novokuznetsk, a city in southwestern Siberia. 

But thanks thanks to some quick and innovative thinking, a team of veterinarians and researchers from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), saved Dymka’s life—and mobility—by amputating the cat’s legs and 3D-printing titanium replacements.”

Watch a video of the cat in action and read more about it at Popular Mechanics.

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

“In a world first, scientists have discovered a new type of antibiotic using artificial intelligence (AI). It has been heralded by experts as a major breakthrough in the fight against the growing problem of drug resistance. A powerful algorithm was used to analyse more than one hundred million chemical compounds in a matter of days.  The newly discovered compound was able to kill 35 types of potentially deadly bacteria, said researchers.”

Read more about it at BBC.

At least 11 schools meet full financial need with no loans

“No-loan schools are basically telling students of modest or even extremely low income that they should apply if they have the grades and extracurricular (activities) to be considered and that they don’t have to worry about the high price tag as long as they are able to get accepted,” says Kevin Ladd, chief operating officer and co-creator of Scholarships.com, and a former U.S. News contributor. Go to US News to read more about additional schools that make college affordable.

Sailors use virtual reality video games to refresh skills

Sailors assigned to the USS Gerald R. Ford are using C-ARTS, a virtual reality training program to train for their time at sea.

“It may look like one of the new video game systems, but C-ARTS actually mimics everything the sailor has to do to launch and land fighters off the deck … It’s a major game changer for us in training our sailors,” said Rear Admiral James Downey, the Navy’s program executive officer for aircraft carriers.

Read more about it at WAVY.com.