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re: Engineering the extraordinary
prabhakar_deosthali   8/8/2012 4:41:19 AM
Yes! These extraordinary things are the ones that prove the might of science and engineering for betterment of life of those physically challenged. But the sad things is that the relatively simple technologies such as those social networking sites and the smart phones get all the limelight and people's money. If some of that money and manpower flows into such kind of extraordinary research the world will be a much better place to live.

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