Google is devoting $50 million dollars to close the educational gap

As the gap between the wealthy and poor gets larger, we have reached a stage where children who do not have access to the latest technology are falling behind. Even something such as the internet, which is a given in modern day society, in inaccessible for a lot of people. According to Silicon Valley-based corporation …

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The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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The Forest that Combats Pollution

The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution. Work is under way on a ‘vertical forest’ in eastern China: two towers that will be covered in 1,100 trees and …

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Forget sugar cubes, coffee cubes are the new thing

Logs of coffee grounds are now the lifeline for refugees in camps. Instead of throwing out the grounds leftover from morning pots of coffee, these University of Toronto students are turning them into a valuable resource for refugees overseas. Women in refugee camps reportedly perform 90% of their cooking using firewood. Family members are often put in …

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A Healthy Pup is a Happy Pup: The first ever flu vaccine for dogs

Cold and Flu season once again, but not only people feeling the blocked noses and sore throats, dogs are feeling it too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research is not only important for improving the health …

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Fasoaop : The soap that protects against malaria

Moctar Dembele from Burkina Faso, and Gerard Niyondiko from Burundi, have invented a soap that repels mosquitos.  Their invention, titled "Fasoaop" is made from shea butter, lemongrass oil, and other secret ingredients. The soap is said to leave a scent on the skin which repels mosquitoes. "In addition, waste water products contain substances that prevent …

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