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Canada Ranks Top In Science Literacy Among 35 Countries

A new report released today about literacy levels in science has ranked Canada top among 35 nations where the level of literacy is quite commendable. The report   which was released by the Canadian Council of Academies found out that 42% of Canadians have basic knowledge of science, therefore making it easier for them to   read and understand media reports. The ...

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The Risks And Side Effects Of Angiotensin Receptor Blocker

Equipped with newly researched data, Novartis has finally decided to submit before the end of this year the much awaited new drug designed for chronic heart failure. The LCZ696 will be submitted by Novartis in the U.S. Just like any drugs for heart failure, this also has ARBs or Angiotensin receptor blockers. These are among the most selective angiotensin receptor ...

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Scientists Discover How To Manipulate Magnetically-Levitated Objects

Harvard University researchers have found out how small objects can be oriented in any direction by using magnetic -levitations. Techniques for manipulating small objects are critical for manufacturers of complex structures which include electronic components which are mainly used in electronic lines. However, there are few methods that can be used to deal with objects of varied shapes and level ...

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Transphorm, Inc. To Team Up With Tata On Gan-Based Solar Inverters In India

Transphorm Inc of Goleta is one of the companies in the U.S. that designs and supplies gallium nitride (GaN)-based power conversion modules and devices suitable for power adapters and power supplies, motor drives, solar inverters and electric powered vehicles is now partnering with Tata Power Solar (TPS) in Bangalore, India to bring in a more efficient solar inverter based upon ...

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Dead Stars May Re-ignite And Explode

Astronomers have demonstrated that dead stars, which are also referred to as white dwarfs have the potential of reigniting and exploding as supernovas. This discovery appears to solve some mystery which surrounds the nature of stellar explosions which are mostly referred to as Type IA supernovas. In the past, theorists believed that the reason for the explosion of the white ...

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Lockheed Martin In Space Junk Deal With Electro Optic Systems Of Australia

Lockheed Martin, a United Stated defense giant has signed an agreement with an Australian technology company for collaboration in tracking space debris which has the potential of damaging satellites. Lockheed Martin has penned a strategic partnership with Electro Optic Systems to build a new tracking station in the Western part of Australia. The site will make use of high-tech optical ...

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Energy From Under The Sea May Not Be The Gift That Was Hoped

Researchers have announced that they have discovered upwards of 500 methane vents under the sea off the East Coast. This leads scientists to believe that there is a large amount of gas caught in ice sludge and called methane hydrate. The worries are that this could be leaking and adding to global warming. There could be as many as 30,000 ...

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Can Cardiac Stress Test Help Prevent Heart Diseases?

A stress test for heart diseases is often performed to detect any cardiac abnormalities. This is also known as cardiac stress test which is usually performed by a licensed cardiologist or a trained technician to evaluate the amount of stress the heart can handle before it can develop rhythm abnormality or show symptoms of ischemia which happens when the blood ...

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Proven Scientific Approach On Pollution Control

In essence, catalytic oxidizers are one of the best control options in applications that have constant and uniform VOC’s or Volatile Organic Compounds. By utilizing a catalyst bed in the air treatment device, oxidation is achieved at significantly decreased temperatures as compared with conventional thermal oxidation. Catalytic oxidizers that operate between 370 to 480 °C or 700 to 900 °F ...

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Direct Renin Inhibitors And Its Role In Curbing Hypertension

Direct renin inhibitors (DRI) are part of a new class drug that plays an important part in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. There is an ongoing debate whether this new class of medicine is more powerful than other antihypertensive drugs when it comes to renoprotection. Base on some of the clinical trials for hypertension and the accumulation of meta ...

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Science Teaching To Be Changed In An Attempt To Let Children Learn By Experience Not Just By Lectures

Students in South Dakota are going to get the opportunity to study science by a process of doing rather than being told thanks to the committee who are setting out the new science education standards. The draft document was released by state education officers and is the beginning of the process that will see there being 4 public hearings beginning ...

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Investing In Science Apps For African Students

The increasing literacy rate of Ghana, Nigeria and the rest of South Africa is attributed to the growing population of students in various secondary schools and universities in the region. And with the advent of new technologies both in education and communication, a new opportunity is presented that will be both beneficial for students and the business community. There is ...

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Ebola Outbreak And The Importance Of Medical Centers For Travelers

With an estimated half a billion of travelers crossing country boundaries worldwide every year, there is a growing demand for quality travel medicines which can only be offered by a state of the art medical centers for travelers. But even if these numbers are widely associated to booming tourism, industrial globalization, migrant workers, or humanitarian efforts, only a few number ...

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Will There Be An End To Illegal Ivory Trading?

The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a statement calling for the immediate closing of all ivory markets. Furthermore, the statement calls for all ivory stockpiles to be destroyed. They claim that the ivory market trade is filled with corruption. They also say that the lack of enforcement activities has left African elephants in extreme peril. They say that the ivory ...

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Palm Oil Production Threatens Endangered Species

Before you grab the next bottle of palm oil off the grocery store shelf, researchers are warning that the production of palm oil may be endangering many species to the point of extinction. Palm oil is the world’s most produced and internationally traded edible oil in the world. While wildlife experts have warned about Indonesia and Malaysia for many years, ...

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Prague Zoo Is Under Animal Welfare Campaigners Criticism

Animal welfare campaigners are criticizing the Johannesburg, South Africa, Zoo and the Prague, Czech Republic zoo after eight Sitatunga antelope being shipped from Prague to Johannesburg had to be euthanized. Despite going through four checkpoints before arriving in Johannesburg, the animals arrived without the proper paperwork on Friday August 1, 2014. Officials in the Czech Republic refused to let the ...

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Clay May Cure Drug Resistant E. Coli And Staphylococcus Coli

Researchers at the University of Arizona in Tempe, Arizona, have discovered that blue clay may be effective at treat antibiotic resistant strains of Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) and Staphylococcus Coli. Geologist researcher Lynda Williams said that the effective lay must be from eruption of ancient volcanoes. E. Coli is a severe stomachache that can cause fevers, diarrhea, kidney failure, and ...

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Xenon And Argon Prohibited For Sports Use

Argon and Xenon have been banned for use by athletes, but the doping experts are yet to come up with a way of testing the gases. The two gases have been banned on order by the World Anti Doping Agency which is a body that is tasked to administer tests across many sports. The ban follows concerns which state that ...

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3d Technology Becoming Popular In Dental Treatment

Think about the name of something that you can make for yourself in just one hour. A pizza? A snack? or may be a Dental crown? A 3-D scanner that looks like a huge electric toothbrush, the dentist whose name is Randy Raeetz spent few minutes last week in the mouth of the patient and taking almost 3 dimensional pictures ...

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Human Blindness Can Be Fought By Helping The Blind Dogs!

According to the study by the researchers a rare breed of dog exists with a mutation that is the reason of their blindness. The eyes of the dogs are similar to those of humans that are based on their genes. In the genes of dogs finding mutations may be helpful in understanding that what it causes in humans. Dogs let ...

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Mars Rover: Let The Show Begin

For two long years, NASA scientists have waited patiently for Mars rover Curiosity to finish its warm-up act and start the main show. Curiosity touched down on the moon more than two years ago, on August 6, 2012. So what has it been doing since then? Travelling, that’s what. The Mars lander has cautiously inched more than six miles across ...

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Young Citizen-Scientists Reveal Urban Bee ‘Surprise’

Patch of lavenders in the city has more bumblebees when compared to patches that are found in the countryside, according to a citizen-science report. Around 30,000 young children from across 400 schools in United Kingdom took part in the study which was dubbed the big Bumblebee Discovery. The first of the results were announced at the British-Science-Festival. Rather than finding ...

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Science Writers Often Face Discrimination

Three scientific studies about sexism and harassment which were carried out this summer arrived at conclusions which most people consider to be disturbing. The studies focused on the kind of experiences which female scientists go through while in the field, the second looked into experiences of hundreds of female writers in the science field and the third group looked into ...

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Scientists Discover Direct Brain To Brain Linkage

In a science experiment that sounds rather bizarre, two people were able to relay greetings to each other via digital connections that link their brains. According to a study which was published for the first time on 5th September 2014, researchers used non invasive means to make a brain recording of someone who is located in India thinking of the ...

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Public Private Partnership Mooted To Develop A System Which Enable Cars Talk

A huge public private partnership is in the offing which intents to lay the groundwork for the development of a system which connects to motor vehicles wirelessly and transmit information which can help to coordinate traffic flow. This is according to a statement which was released by the University of Michigan Friday. The mobility transformation center which is located at ...

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Trial Drug Offers Heart Failure Patients A Glimpse Of Hope

Researchers have reported that a new drug which they have been researching about has proven to deliver better results than standard treatment which is normally prescribed to patients who experience heart failure. The people who received the drug by the name LCZ696 were at a better position to live during the study than those who used the common drugs that ...

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Air Testing At Home Should Be Required, Expert Believe

Testing the air quality within your home at least once every year is important to make sure there are no microbes or molds that can put your health and your family as well at risk. For some homeowners, air testing has become essential due to the condition of our climate today and the growing number of pollutants that can get ...

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Subatomic Particles Offers A Glimpse Into The Core Of The Sun

Science researchers have discovered a way to get into the sun’s core. To be able to peep into the sun’s heart, scientists used a stainless steel which is 13.7m and lined up about 2,200 sensors for gathering light. This was buried deep inside a mountain in the central parts of Italy. The experiment which was carried out is also called ...

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Can MDMA Recreational Drug Be Used On Medical Treatment?

MDMA r better known as extasy has been illegal since 1985 and it is a Schedule I substance as implemented by the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances also include LSD, heroin, meths, amphetamines, and other substances with high potential for abuse or has no legitimate medical purpose. According to research and other related info from online and offline sources, ...

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