Tag Archives: Academic disciplines

10Feb/17

French Polynesia to host world’s first floating city

A fully autonomous floating city was once just a libertarian fantasy, but is now just a few years shy of becoming reality.
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08Nov/16

Wall built near refugee centre, to cut ‘noise pollution’, causes anger

A four-metre-high wall built next to a refugee centre in Munich to protect local residents from “noise pollution” creates a row.

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13Apr/16
how your newborn baby sees you

What a newborn baby sees

Parents will soon be able to see how their newborn infant views them, thanks to visual reconstruction research conducted by Swedish and Norwegian researchers. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

24Nov/15

Automatic border clearance could help airport authorities

(VELIZY AND PARIS, FRANCE / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK) – French industrial engineers have created digital devices that could eventually be used as additional border police. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

26Oct/15

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes up guest professorship at a Berlin university

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes up a guest professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts.

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09Oct/15

Africa’s GDP growth to slow to 3.7 pct this year, World Bank

Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year from 4.6 percent in 2014, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank has said in its latest Africa pulse report.

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01Oct/15

Migrants leave rocks on Italian-French border

Migrants who had taken to the rocks on the Italian-French border after their camp was dismantled by police have now left the area and many are now sheltering from bad weather at a nearby transit centre.

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10Aug/15

Electronic skin sensors to control mobile gadgets

iSkin prototype uses flexible, stretchable, silicone stickers as skin-worn, touch sensors for mobile computing. Matthew Stock reports.
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02Aug/15

India set to become world’s most populous country by 2022

Global population is forecast to reach 11.2 billion in 2100, according to projections in new U.N. population report.

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