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Indian leopard injures six in Bangalore school

A male leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it. A scientist and a forestry employee were among those mauled during the near 10-hour long effort to corner the dangerous animal on Sunday. The leopard, which strolled into the Vibgyor International school, was eventually tranquilised and released. A recent wildlife census estimated that India has a leopard population of between 12,000 and 14,000. The eight-year-old male was spotted strolling inside the school premises in the Kundalahalli area. Footage on the school's security cameras showed it attacking a man near a swimming pool. Conservation scientist Sanjay Gubbi and forest department employee Benny Maurius were injured when they tried to corner the animal and tranquilise him, reports say. "It was a long struggle to capture the leopard. Although it was injected with tranquilisers it could be captured only around 20.15 local time when the medication

Gravity-Defying Shoes To Simulate Moonwalk

A US-based startup has designed gravity defying, 'out-of-the-world' footwear equipped with superpowerful magnets that simulate the feeling of walking on the Moon. The shoes named '20:16 MoonWalker' contain strategically inserted magnets at the base to create a force field, leaving wearers light on their feet. The shoes rely on N45 neodymium magnets, which are among the most powerful permanent magnets known. There are different levels of magnets, like N40, 42 and 45, and their strength level depends on their composition, which is primarily a mix of neodymium, iron and boron, said Patrick Jreijiri, a mechanical engineer and designer for the shoes.