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March 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am

The 12 most dangerous superbugs, ranked by the WHO

 

The World Health Organization says we need to step up the fight against a dozen bacteria that are growing resistant to all the antibiotics we have to treat them.

One of the scariest features of the antibiotic resistance crisis — which has been accelerated by how we overuse these drugs — is that pharmaceutical companies aren’t developing new antibiotics quickly enough. They also often place profits ahead public health when choosing which drugs to develop.

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November 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am

Australian engineers prove quantum computer coding in silicon now possible

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Engineers in Australia have have proven, with the highest score ever achieved, that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.

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October 1st, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Top 5 trends for innovative tech in education

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Technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are no longer future-gazing technologies and are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.

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July 16th, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Coolest chemical substances humans have discovered

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Scientists are creating and discovering new materials all the time, but few are so jaw-droppingly cool that they deserve to be recognized.   Continue Reading »

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July 2nd, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The death of car ownership?

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Owning a car, in just a few short decades, could be a lot like owning a horse — mostly for hobbyists and really unnecessary for transportation purposes.   Continue Reading »

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