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Singapore, model of efficient water management

  NINETY-seven percent of the earth’s water is saltwater in oceans and seas. Of the 3% that is fresh water, only 1 percent is available for drinking- the remaining 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps. Water is probably the most im­portant substance on the planet – without it, we can’t survive. Due to […]

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Farming of the future – sustainable agriculture

  IN a bid to convert some of the world’s most arid areas into fertile fruit and vegetable farms, scientists around the world have developed ways to turn seawater into fresh water using solar energy. The Sundrop Farm is a state-of-the-art greenhouse facil­ity at Port Augusta in South Australia. Sundrop Farms use a scientifically thought-out […]

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Water challenges by water-intensive industries

  WE casually wear simple jeans and a cotton t-shirt, but we have never thought of how much water was used to make these jeans and t-shirt. It can take as much as 2,700 liters of water to make a cotton t-shirt, while jeans can need almost 7,600 liters per pair. It takes a large […]

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Future life with 5G

  THE fifth generation of wire­less network technology – or 5G – is the next generation of mobile broadband that will eventually replace, or augment your 4G connection. People are excited about the promise of ultra-fast 5G speeds, 500 to 1,500 megabits per second. This is the differ­ence between downloading a movie in 20 minutes […]

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Catching up on sleep during weekend (Part 2)

  IMMEDIATELY following lack of sleep, you may experience inability to concentrate, memory problems and headaches, as well as impaired vision and driving skills. If insufficient sleep becomes a pat­tern, it can lead to chronic inflam­mation, which opens the door for many illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease, stroke, and growing risk for weight gain. […]

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Catching up on sleep during weekend

  NAPOLEON only slept for 4 hours every day. He slept 12am to 2 am and then from 5 am to 7 am. Despite his short sleep hours, he seemed to enjoy napping and was able to energize himself within just half an hour. Genius Einstein slept for 10 hours during the night and would […]

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