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[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:18
Colorado State University’s Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Academic Resource Center (BioMARC) has been awarded $2 million to aid in the development and manufacturing of an Ebola vaccine. The grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The grant is specifically for the development and manufacturing of a vaccine to protect against infection by filoviruses. This group of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 - 09:48
TEDCity2.org features great talks on topics like housing education and food, and how these relate to life in the bustling metropolis. It has been described as an online haven for everyone who wants to create the city of the future. Below, you will find 8 ideas for the future of cities on TEDCity2.org. 1. Buildings can promote healing. Alan Ricks wields his architecture degree in an unusual way—... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:59
African countries have been warned of the risk of worse environmental pollution unless they adopt new technologies to improve transport systems. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday told a gathering in Nairobi that the pace of development on the continent must be supported with clean energy sources to keep the environment safe. “As economies of Africa continue to grow, we have an... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:19
Amnesty International and 12 other human rights groups urged the United Nations and Europe on Thursday to press Spain to stop the "illegal" deportations of migrants who reach its territories in north Africa. Spain's conservative government has said it will pass a legal amendment authorising police to expel migrants who climb over the fences from Morocco into Melilla and Ceuta, two Spanish-... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:04
People use all sorts of metrics to rank cities. They find the city with the happiest residents, say, or the most powerful financial district. So, we guess, it was only a matter of time until a ranking appeared which names and shames the US's "rattiest" cities. And it contains great news for Chicagoans. The list was compiled by Orkin, a pest control firm (of course), and ranks cities based on how... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:36
Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, couldn't be accused of a lack of diversity in his pet projects. Since coming to power in May, he's signed off on a £700m smart cities proposal; and he's spearheaded a campaign to build millions of new public toilets. Now, in the northern state of Gujarat, he's planning to build the world's largest statue. The monument, known as the Statue of Unity, will... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:22
One of the world’s most polluted cities is proving to be a trailblazer on renewable energy. According to the World Bank, Beijing is installing solar panels on the roofs of 800 primary and middle schools. The “Sunshine Schools” initiative, the largest of its kind in China, is expected to generate a total of 100 megawatts of power. Beyond helping educational institutions meet their electricity... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:20
Disaster risk reduction approaches must recognize why people live with risks and how their behaviour and attitudes related to culture affect their exposure and sensitivity to hazards, a new United Nations-backed report out today warns. The 2014 World Disasters Report, published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), explores the question of how culture... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:54
If you are afraid of being killed by a thug on the street, do not worry. Well, not quite. Data shows that you may be more likely to die in traffic accidents than by murder or cancer in Brazil. Traffic fatalities are an epidemic, claiming the lives of 1.24 million people per year – equivalent to over three thousand Boeing 747 aircraft crashes, making it the ninth leading cause of death in the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:12
Even in experimental laboratory settings and while wearing full hazmat suits, recent events have shown that it is still possible for workers to contract the Ebola virus through workplace accidents. INHABITAT seeks to find out where the flaws in the current protective measures are. A high number of healthcare workers in the field in West Africa are being contaminated, despite knowing exactly what... Read more

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