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Massachusetts’ fifth registered medical marijuana dispensary opening in Lowell this week

Massachusetts’ fifth registered medical marijuana dispensary opening in Lowell t

The medical marijuana industry is continuously growing in Massachusetts and many other parts of the United States. The state’s fifth registered dispensary will open for sales in Lowell this week.

Patriot Care’s first among the three Bay State dispensaries that will open at 70 Industrial Ave. East, with extra facilities, decided to open later in the year in Greenfield and downtown Boston.

Red Cross Commences Annual Blood Donation Drive

Red Cross Commences Annual Blood Donation Drive

The MassMutual Center located in Springfield, Massachusetts, is organizing its annual event, Red Cross Blood Drive, on February 16, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm. The centre is operated by Spectra Venue Management. Aim of the event is to replenish the draining supply of blood across the nation, owing to the severe winter weather conditions in the country.

This has resulted in over 300 donation events getting rescinded, implying loss of donations from over 9,500 people. This is having diminishing impact on the already exhausting winter blood supply.

Two teams demonstrate working of different drones using new technologies to avoid obstacles

Two teams demonstrate working of different drones using new technologies to avoi

A pair of projects has addressed two trickiest challenges of computer science, which are obstacle-detection and motion-planning. Both are complex as they require coming up with real-time flight plans to avoid obstacles.

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have come up with software that allows drones to make changes in its movements to avoid obstacle.

Massachusetts registers Second Case of Measles this year

Massachusetts registers Second Case of Measles this year

As per state health authorities, second case of measles in Massachusetts this year has been reported. On Monday, public health officials said that an unvaccinated child visited Martha's Vineyard was diagnosed with measles last week.

From June 8 to Wednesday, the child visited places in West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs. There are chances that the child who visited public venues there might have exposed others to the virus. Marina Lent, of the Chilmark Board of Health, stated that the child has been kept under isolation in order to prevent any further exposure.

Opioid Guidance for Doctors to curb Drug Abuse

Opioid Guidance for Doctors to curb Drug Abuse

Opioid-prescribing guidelines were leased by the Massachusetts Medical Society on Thursday to ensure correct treatment is provided to patients in pain without any risk of the epidemic of opioid abuse.

Dennis M. Dimitri, president of the statewide physicians association, said opioids are being prescribed responsibly by most physicians, but over-prescription sometimes causes a problem.

MIT Researchers develop a New System for Underwater Robots

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said that they have engineered a new system for underwater robots that have cognitive abilities to watch underwater species and their habitats. The new system could also provide help in underwater mission, according to the researchers.

ALMA detects Fundamental Compounds of Life Forms in Remote Star System

ALMA detects Fundamental Compounds of Life Forms in Remote Star System

In a breakthrough revelation, astronomers have detected compounds having building blocks of life in a far-away star system. The discovery is especially important as it indicates that earth is not the only planet to have contained life sustaining components in the star system.

The research published in the Journal Nature unveiled that MWC 480 is evidence that there are many other earth-like planets present in the universe.

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