Monday, 22 July 2013

Cells to restore eyesight are grown in lab and transplanted into blind mice

Cells to restore eyesight are grown in lab and transplanted into blind miceThe prospect of restoring the sight of blind people with stem-cell transplants has come a step closer with a study showing that it is possible to grow the light-sensitive cells of the eye in a dish with the help of an artificial retina, scientists said.
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Friday, 19 July 2013

OECD launches plan to stop firms 'abusing' tax rules

OECD launches plan to stop firms 'abusing' tax rulesThe OECD hopes its recommendations will be put into action over the next two years and is working on an international legal structure that would help countries introduce the new rules quickly.
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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Cancer surgery: Tumour 'sniffing' surgical knife designed

Cancer surgery: Tumour 'sniffing' surgical knife designedIt is already used in hospitals around the world, but the surgeons can now analyse the smoke given off when the hot blade burns through tissue.
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UK Government to invest £60 million in world’s first air-breathing rocket engine

UK Government to invest £60 million in world’s first air-breathing rocket engineBuilt by UK company Reaction Engines REL, the unique engine is designed to extract the oxygen it needs for low atmosphere flight from the air itself, paving the way for a new generation of spaceplanes which would be lighter, reusable and able to take off and launch from conventional airport runways.
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Monday, 15 July 2013

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addresses UN

Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addresses UNThe schoolgirl, who set up the Malala Fund following the attack, presented a petition of more than three million signatures to the UN secretary general demanding education for all.
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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Scientists building the worlds first synthetic yeast

Scientists building the worlds first synthetic yeastSynthetic biology involves assembling artificial genes to create new materials in a similar way that engineers build machines using many parts. Some even think it can form the basis of a new industrial revolution.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

World Bank Earmarks $300m to Boost Agriculture

The World Bank Monday announced a $300 million credit for Nigeria, to boost the federal governments efforts to expand its agriculture sector, enhance food security as well as to improve nutrition for the rural poor.
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Monday, 1 July 2013

Launch of world-leading power electronics research centre

A Centre for Power Electronics that will focus on delivering the underpinning science and engineering behind many low carbon technologies from electric vehicles to renewable energy generation and distribution has been launched thanks to funding of £18 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC.
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UN makes progress on world hunger

UN makes progress on world hunger | The Australian.