Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 22, 2015
Wearable equipment supports human motion where and when needed
A new model of assistive equipment has been developed at Hiroshima University and Daiya Industry Co.

Independent panel of global experts calls for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics
An independent group of 20 experts from around the globe, convened by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has issued a hard-hitting analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in The Lancet.

Launch of new Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide
A new government-backed code which could slash UK carbon dioxide emissions by 220 million tons and protect rare wildlife by restoring moors, bogs and mires has been launched.

Out of school and into debt? Calls for teens to swot up on money matters
An Australian study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone deals.

Georgetown Law experts propose revisions for international health regulations
A trio of global health law experts from Georgetown warn the window for fundamental reform of the International Health Regulations -- opened by the Ebola epidemic -- is 'rapidly closing.'

HKUST scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity
Scientists from Groningen and Nijmegen found that superconductivity in thin films of MoS2 can survive under extremely high magnetic fields.

UEA leads first systematic review of Ebola risks
Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves -- according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Major fall in diabetes-related amputations since the 1990s
A major new study has found a significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s, credited to improvements in diabetes care over this period.
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