Archive | May 2016

Better combustion for power generation

IMAGE:¬†A simulation of combustion within two adjacent gas turbine combustors. GE researchers are incorporating advanced combustion modeling and simulation into product testing after developing a breakthrough methodology on the OLCF’s…
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Flatworms left in sunlight spur investigations into rare metabolic disorders

IMAGE:¬†Planarian flatworms maintained under standard laboratory conditions (brown) are pictured with animals subjected to intense light exposure (partially or fully depigmented), along with a schematic representation of a porphyrin molecule…
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New Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes

Oslo (AFP) – New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.The announcements, which coincide with World No Tobacco Day, mean cigarettes must be sold in…
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N.Zealand, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes

New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.The announcements, which coincide with World No Tobacco Day, mean cigarettes must be sold in drab boxes…
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Nigerian sex trafficking victim: ‘Girls do not understand the trauma they will face’

By Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Mary was 16 when she was trafficked from her home in southern Nigeria to northwest Italy where she was forced to work as a prostitute on the streets of Turin.She told the Thomson Reuters Foundation her story by phone from Nigeria’s…
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WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed.The WHO notes that, as of May 19, 12 studies or reports have been published on the…
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Pakistani PM Sharif undergoes successful heart surgery: daughter

By Asad HashimISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said.Sharif’s surgery comes as his government prepares to present its annual budget on…
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