VIRGINIA’S ‘DR. DOOLITTLE’ HELPS AMPUTATED ANIMALS WALK AGAIN

VIRGINIA’S ‘DR. DOOLITTLE’ HELPS AMPUTATED ANIMALS WALK AGAIN

                        Angel Marie, the pony was stepped on by her mother shortly after she was born. Her front legs were so severely damaged, she was too crippled to walk. It was a challenge Derrick Campana, the so-called “Dr. Doolittle” of animal prosthetics, was ready to tackle. The certified orthotist and prosthetist at Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Virginia fashioned prosthetic front legs using highly durable, medical grade plastics, with the support of Plastics Make it Possible. He says watching…

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VIRTUAL-REALITY HELPS SOLVE CRIMES

VIRTUAL-REALITY HELPS SOLVE CRIMES

    3D VR technology used to solve crimes by Bavarian police.         It’s a technology we associate with gaming but the Bavarian police are using 3D virtual-reality to solve crimes that are more than 70 years old. Bavarian police have created a 3D virtual-reality model of the Auschwitz concentration camp which they say can help investigators convict people who worked there for being an accessory to murder. Matthew Stock reports.      

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DOC | UK POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

DOC | UK POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

In a British suburb in central England, police officers accustomed to burglaries and household disturbances are breaking new ground by finding ways to battle the latest crime wave – human trafficking. Sergeant Alex Sobolewski of the West Midlands Police, who is based at Brierley Hill about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of London, said a large part of his work now concerns people trafficking, a crime barely discussed five years ago. With an estimated 46 million people globally living in slavery, human trafficking is being taken increasingly seriously in all…

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DOC | GREEN AT WHAT PRICE?

DOC | GREEN AT WHAT PRICE?

  Reforestation, environmental development, growth in the developing world: when does a green economy come at too high a price? The Ugandan Government wants to encourage development and boost it’s forest reserves. They’ve leased over 8000 hectares of land to Norwegian based company, Green Resources, Africa’s largest forestation company. This sounds like a good news story in Africa, except that Bukaleba Forest Reserve, on the shores of Lake Victoria, has been home to thousands of rural people for decades. These villagers are indicative of 90 % of rural Africans who…

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