05Aug/22

ViewSonic’s Visual Solutions Ignite Love and Hope in 2022 World Women’s Art Festival

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, partners with the Taiwan Women’s Art Association (TWAA) to create immersive art experiences at the “Love and Hope – 2022 World Women’s Art Festival”. With continuous efforts to encourage creativity, ViewSonic provides cutting-edge projectors, touch displays, and large format interactive displays to enhance the exhibiting experience. Visitors can immerse and interact with a total of 98 artworks by 70 female artists that demonstrate the strength and resilience of women. Continue reading

05Aug/22

UK interest rate rise: what the Bank of England’s historic hike means for your money

Jonquil Lowe, The Open University

The Bank of England has raised its base rate by 0.5 percentage points, the largest single upward jump in 27 years. It takes the base rate to 1.75%, its highest level since 2008. This latest interest rate hike will affect personal finances and reflects the Bank’s efforts to control rampant inflation amid the cost of living crisis in the UK.

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04Aug/22

As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act

  • Online hate speech targets Zimbabweans in South Africa
  • Widespread digital abuse also seen in Ghana, Kenya
  • Culturally sensitive content moderation key, say activists

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.
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03Aug/22

Taiwan iPreg Inc. to exhibit the newest Sperm Supporting Chip: A New Solution for Infertility at CES 2022 Taiwan Tech Arena Pavilion

iPreg Incorporation (iPreg), an award-winning biomedical device manufacturer in the field of reproductive medicine, has developed a new and enhanced solution for infertility. The “Sperm Sorting Chip” is expected to increase fertility rate and fill in the blind spots that come with the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, the technology was showcased at CES 2022. Continue reading

03Aug/22

Killing prisoners for transplants: Forced organ harvesting in China

Ali Iqbal, McMaster University and Aliya Khan, McMaster University

Organ transplantation is a life-saving therapy for millions of patients and one of the greatest successes of modern medicine. However, a limited supply of donor organs, paired with a massive demand for transplants, has fuelled the global organ trafficking industry which exploits poor, underprivileged and persecuted members of society as a source of organs to be purchased by wealthy transplant tourists.

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03Aug/22

IFF Launches Culinary Design Center for Plant-based Food in Denmark

IFF (NYSE:IFF) today announced the opening of its new Culinary Design Center, which provides specialized plant-based expertise to global cuisine creators, and allows for the co-creation of new product experiences to satiate rapidly growing consumer demand for novel plant-based foods. Designed to shorten the time from ideation to commercialization, the new Culinary Design Center features a high-end pilot manufacturing site for plant-based foods and a studio for livestreaming and performing remote sensory evaluations Continue reading

03Aug/22

Love Island: the psychological challenges contestants – and viewers – could face after the show is over

Rachael Molitor, Coventry University

The finale of ITV’s Love Island was watched by millions of fans, many commenting live on social media as Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti were awarded the £50,000 prize. The four couples who made the final will now leave the Majorca villa where they’ve kissed, cried and cracked on for the past eight weeks. When they enter the outside world, they will be met with massive amounts of attention.

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03Aug/22

The story behind ‘Star Trek’ actress Nichelle Nichols’ iconic interracial kiss

Matthew Delmont, Dartmouth College

On a 1968 episode of “Star Trek,” Nichelle Nichols, playing Lt. Uhura, locked lips with William Shatner’s Capt. Kirk in what’s widely thought to be first kiss between a Black woman and white man on American television.

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02Aug/22

66% of diagnostic biopsies for common skin cancer can be avoided using Michelson Diagnostics’ VivoSight OCT laser scanner

A major study published in leading cancer journal, The Lancet Oncology1 have ground-breaking findings on Michelson Diagnostics, the UK based medical device company that use multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography (‘OCT’) technology, which can transform patient’s treatment and care of basal cell carcinomas (BCC). It was concluded that OCT-guided diagnosis, when compared to a standard punch biopsy could reduce the number of consultations and invasive procedures by a massive 66%. Continue reading