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Exploring the Cartwheel Galaxy through James Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope is continuing to open our eyes to the wonders of our universe and the galaxies within it including what...
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The thermal energy device which converts body heat to electricity

A newly developed thermal energy device presents a new way to continuously power wearable electronics, with a 6.5 times increase in power density compared with other generators.
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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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Disabled facilities grant: why is it so backlogged?

Councils need to overcome functional silos and improve access to the disabled facilities grant – and technology may just be the solution.
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STEM: Wicked problems and the diversified team

Dr Larry Earnhart, Chair, Dept. of Quantitative Studies University Canada West, sheds light on wicked problems and the diversified team when it comes to STEM.
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Geospatial data investments improved in the public sector

New guidance on geospatial data in the public sector has been published, setting rules on assessing the economic, social and environmental value of investments in location data.
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Lyme disease diagnoses increased 357% in rural areas

Lyme disease diagnoses have increased 357% in rural areas and 65% in urban areas in the United States, causing national concern.
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Will there be a general strike?

With inflation soaring and wages stagnating, trade unions are threatening mass industrial action in the form of a general strike.
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Reconfiguring the whole energy system for a net zero future

In order to achieve a net zero future, the UK needs more tangible support to achieve net zero ambitions – including better infrastructure for sustainable energy.
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What are the mental and physical health benefits of essential oils?

Essential oils have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. However, scientists have only now started studying and exploring the potential benefits of essential oils.
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Hybrid working: taking a collaborative approach to an office revamp

Office revamps, when implemented successfully, could be the key to increasing overall efficiency, productivity and employer competitiveness.
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Why the government is backing open source software

The use of open source software has exploded in recent years, with an estimated €1 billion invested in open source technology within Europe in 2018 alone This...
Dog meat at wet market in Wuhan

COVID-19 originated at Wuhan wet market via raccoon dogs and foxes

3 years later, after COVID-19 has claimed 6.4 million lives, research indicates that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan wet market.
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Could using smartphones improve memory skills?

Using smartphones could improve memory skills by allowing individuals to free up memory for less important information.
Microscopic nano robot kills disease-causing bacteria inside the human body

‘Nano-robot’ built entirely from DNA

Nano-robot made from DNA can study cell processes invisible to the naked eye.
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These four tools could enable the future of AI in healthcare

Craig Rhodes, EMEA Industry Lead, AI for Healthcare and Life Sciences, NVIDIA, argues that just four tools could enable the future of AI in healthcare.
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Black patients and women less likely to receive care for heart failure

Black patients and female patients with heart failure who qualify as candidates for surgery have a lower chance of getting that operation than white patients or male patients.
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Developing a nature-inspired amphibious artificial vision system

Researchers have developed an amphibious artificial vision system for imaging both aquatic and terrestrial environments.
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How do we turn the bold ambition of a net-zero NHS into reality?

Cameron Hawkins, Head of Energy and Environment at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), provides an update on a net-zero NHS and explores how we turn this bold ambition into reality.
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Increasing oil prices could reduce the development of green energy

Increasing oil prices may lead to a reduction in the development of green energy – as oil is still needed in the transition to a carbon-free electricity supply.

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