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Defusing violence and vulnerability in Pakistan

People20 May 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers studying how gender roles contribute to different types of violence in Pakistani cities aim to identify solutions and share them widely.
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Building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh

People20 May 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Research teams are examining Bangladesh’s rural-tourban transformation in order to help the country move beyond low-skill jobs toward a high-skill economy.
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Uncovering the scope of infanticide and infant abandonment in Malaysia

Culture, People20 May 2015Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Researchers have published the first systematic data on infanticide and illegal infant abandonment in Malaysia, which could ultimately aid in the development of preventive measures.
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Reviving the Iban alphabet

Culture, People20 May 2015Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
A Malaysian indigenous group has revived its alphabet from the brink of extinction, thanks to specially designed computer fonts.
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Building maternal e-health in Vietnam

Medicine, People20 May 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers are harnessing mobile phone technology to provide ethnic minority women in Vietnam with crucial information about pregnancy, birth and infant care.
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Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam

People, Technology20 May 2015University of the Philippines Diliman
Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low-cost dam that aims to prevent flooding, generate electricity, and help end food and water shortages.

Future antibiotic-making kits for amateurs?

Medicine, Technology20 May 2015Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid, simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis.
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Used cigarette butts offer energy storage solution

Technology20 May 2015Seoul National University
Scientists in South Korea have developed a new way to store energy that also offers a solution to a growing environmental problem.
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Strengthening governance through open data

People, Technology20 May 2015International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
A research network is exploring how open data can help address specific challenges and bring about positive change in developing countries.
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Laser technology advances microchip production

Technology20 May 2015The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
A new process for cutting silicon wafers could streamline the production of smaller and more powerful microchips for electronic devices.

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