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Tuesday, 20-February-2018

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The WaSH European Union Initiatives

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Easy access to adequate sanitation and sufficient amounts of safe water for drinking and hygiene at home, schools and healthcare facilities is essential to human health and well-being and should be a prerequisite for a decent life in the 21st century. Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) include diarrhoea, but also other disease outcomes, such as hepatitis A, legionellosis and soil-transmitted helminth infections. In the Region, 14 diarrhoea deaths a day can be attributed to inadequate WaSH. Infants and children under 5 years of age are particularly vulnerable to diarrhoea as a leading cause of malnutrition and death. To tackle the prevailin...
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Europeans worked at sanitation solutions from ancient to modern times

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  Mihir Paul ThrougHOUT the modern history of man, we managed to advance our way of life in countless ways with newer technological and medical discoveries. One of those areas that received much attention was sanitation, the widespread tradition of health promotion through prevention of human contact with wastewaters. Any history of sanitation is incomplete without mentioning Europe. As civilisations grew, sanitation practices and utilities also developed, particularly in Europe since it was the source of inventions and technology. Considering the fact that most of the kingdoms that had colonies around the world belonged to Europe, sanitation practices evolved qui...
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DRONES MONITOR WILDLIFE BETTER THAN HUMANS

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Canberra: The scientists from University of Adelaide employed thousands of rubber ducks to prove that drones are more accurate than humans, Xinhua news agency reported. Experienced wildlife spotters were pitted against spotters who counted birds from drone imagery to see which group would get closest to the actual number of fake birds. Ground spotters counted the birds using binoculars or telescopes while a drone was flown over the beach, taking pictures from different heights an...
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 FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO LOWER URBAN 

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Berlin: At least 20 major German cities continue to record nitrogen oxide pollution levels that exceed the EU limits and would be unable to correct the circumstance before 2020 according to a new report, Xinhua news agency said.  With the announcement on Tuesday, Berlin attempted to prevent any legal action against it by the European Commiss...
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BACK PAIN IN ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS LINKED TO ENDURANCE

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New York: Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important," said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging in the US. The study, published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also included Kushang V. Patel, associate professor from University of Washington. For the study, researchers examined the potential contributio...
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PROTEIN MAY IMPROVE SURVIVAL DURING FLU

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New York: The results -- published in the journal Respiratory Research -- suggest that the protein, GM-CSF, could be a potential therapeutic strategy for treating the flu, said E Scott Halstead, Assistant Professor at Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, US. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. 
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SCIENTISTS SOLVE MYSTERY OF WHEN FLOWERS ORIGINATED

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London: Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago, said the study published in the journal New Phytologist. The study shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record. "The discrepancy between estimates of flowering plant evolution from molecular data and fossil records has caused much debate. Even Darwin described the origin of this group ...
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NASA LAUNCHES NEW ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES

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Washington:   Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It's not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our high-performance culture. It's wrong and it's not acceptable," Robert Lightfoot, Acting NASA Administrator, was quoted as saying in a video message released at the space agency's YouTube channel this week. Lightfoot outlined the procedures for a...
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BENGAL BUSINESS SUMMIT

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Highlighting the need for good relations between India and China to strengthen economic ties, a Chinese diplomat on Tuesday said about 30 Chinese companies will be participating in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). “Good political relations between China and India, certainly, contribute to further growth of business ties between the two countries. Actually, China and India relations are at important juncture and we look forward for new age of fast growth of political and economic ties between two countries,” said Ma Zhanwu, Consul General of China in Kolkata.A “This year, about 30 Chinese compani...
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ITS POOP HEAT IN KENYAN SLUMS – AND BUSINESS TOO

5 weeks ago
Language plays only a part in how hult’s really not a dirty business. They have adopted a simple, clean technology that turns human waste into an odourless renewable alternative to charcoal, which locals use to ignite their hearths and to keep themselves warm.In Kenya, with over 32 million of its 48.46 million people without access to adequate sanitation -- which means open defecation is either common, or the use of unhygienic shared pits in the ground -- the urban poor are using briquettes made from fecal waste collected from nearby homes. “We are enjoying poop heat, and it doesn’t smell at all,” ...
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SPACE TRAVEL IN 2018: LOOKING FOR ALIENS

6 weeks ago
One year passes in the blink of an eye in terms of the age of our universe, but 2017 has made significant contributions towards unravelling the deep mysteries hidden in its vast expanse, giving the search for alien life a big boost. From the first observations of a merger between two faraway neutron stars to stunning discoveries of a number of exoplanets in the habitable zone of a nearby star and the continued march of China as a serious space player, 2017 has had plenty of memorable developments to excite scientists and the public at large. Marked as the “breakthrough of the year” by the journal Scienc...
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NASA EYES 3-D PRINTING TECH TO CUT COSTS

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AS NASA builds its most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency is testing engines with 3D printed parts to cut costs of powering the heavy-lift rocket. A major milestone towards that end was achieved this month when engineers successfully hot-fire tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large 3-D printed part, the US space agency said on Friday. The 3-D printed part, called the pogo accumulator, is a beachball-sized piece of hardware that acts as a shock absorber by regulating liquid oxygen movement in the engine to prevent the vibrations that can destabilise a rocket’s flight, NASA ...