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The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the world’s broad aspirations for a better future. But these global goals may not match national priorities because the most pressing issues may be unique to individual countries, which may lack the resources to address them. A report by UK think-tank...

A new anti-malarial compound may be able to both treat current infections and protect against future ones, according to a study published in the current edition of Nature. Just one dose of the compound could be used to fight malaria infections in patients and increase their immunity against the parasite, according to the researchers. Kevin Read, a researcher at the University...

Household air pollution may have caused around 4.3 million premature deaths from respiratory diseases in 2012, mainly in developing countries, according to a medical paper. Such pollution dramatically increases the risk of both children and adults contracting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), says the paper, published online last month in Seminars in Respiratory...

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security and Orange Business Services, a global communications solutions operator and integrator, has announced the integration of Gemalto’s market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business Virtual Private Network (VPN) Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub. Orange Business Services customers benefit from...

Brazilian scientists have developed a way to use waste water from the orange juice industry to generate power, which could help reduce factory carbon emissions. The technology, created by scientists at Sao Paulo State University, uses waste water produced by orange processing to make hydrogen. Hydrogen has a high energy density and produces no pollution, making it a good...

Committed investment in Science and technology will be needed to have any chance of reaching the proposed water and sanitation-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, delegates at the United Nations (UN)-Water conference in Zaragoza, Spain, heard recently. However, the conference heard that blockages such as corruption, bad governance, poor pay of water facility...

A South Korean robotics team has won the Darpa Robotics Challenge.  The contest is a battle of robots on an obstacle course meant to simulate conditions similar to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.  Team Kaist’s DRC-Hubo humanoid robot defeated 22 others to win the top $2m prize from the US Department of Defense’s Darpa research unit. The robots had an hour...

A report by the Mobile Industry Review has shown an increasing advantage in the use of mobile phones and similar technologies, which have become easy tools for saving lives and money while also creating access to other advantages.   According to the report, the advantages are being felt most in developing countries where 97 per cent of the people say that the mobile Internet...

Voluntary blood donation seems to be a strange concept to most Nigerians due to several erroneous believes, suspicions and misconceptions.  In this interview,...

Imagine a world where you think of something and it happens. For instance, what if the moment you realise you want a cup of tea, the kettle starts boiling? That reality is on the cards, now that a brain implant has been developed that can decode a person’s intentions. It has already allowed a man paralysed from the neck down to control a robotic arm with unprecedented...