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Traveling to space

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Traveling to space

  VIRGIN Galactic tourism rock­et ship test flight reached the edge of space last month, reach­ing just over 52 miles of altitude, and traveled at 2.9 times the speed of sound. Virgin’s high-altitude launch comes four years after the original SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight that killed the co-pilot and seriously injured the pilot. […]

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Eco-Friendly exercising

  WORKING out uses up energy, but what if you could convert this energy from your workout to electricity to be used in the gym? In Eco Gym, the equipment works by turning human energy into utility-grade electricity through a micro-inverter technology. When plugged into an outlet, the equipment convert the energy produced through the […]

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Japan moves toward a cashless society

  IN April 2018, Japan’s Min­istry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) compiled a set of proposals that included hiking the ratio of cashless payments to 40 percent of all transactions by 2025 from less than 20 percent in 2016, and to 80 percent in the future. In Japan, cashless payments are limited because of […]

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World’s progress to gender equality

    ACCORDING to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 an­nual report, Sweden is top 3rd country following Iceland and Norway. Sweden has the most generous parental leave policy in the world, with parents entitled to share 480 days paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. This is just one of the initiatives […]

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World’s progress to gender equality

    THE World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the Global Gender Gap Report 2018. The index was first published in 2006 as a framework for measur­ing gender disparities in countries. Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society. Countries are ranked according to […]

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Loss of telco service is a new kind of disaster

    TWO scientists, James Allison at the University of Texas and Ta­suku Honjo at Kyoto University in Japan, who pioneered an entirely new way to treat cancer have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Their work led to a fourth class of treatment – alongside surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – that […]

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