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Parts of Philippines may submerge due to global warming

People03 Jun 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
More than 167,000 hectares of coastland – about 0.6% of the country’s total area – are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island communities, according to research by the University of the Philippines.
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Immunity from H1N1 flu vaccine wears off rapidly

Medicine, Science02 Jun 2016The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Individuals who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to an analysis led by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Automatic debugging of software

Technology02 Jun 2016Singapore Management University
Researchers in Singapore have developed an adaptable, automated approach for debugging software that combines the elements of previous solutions.
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Getting it right on labour reforms in Burma

Business, People02 Jun 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Researchers in Burma are working with representatives from government, civil society and the private sector to find solutions for eliminating child labour and introducing other overdue labour reforms.
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Mapping the defects of a supermaterial

Science, Technology31 May 2016Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian scientists have developed a technique that allows them to visualize defects on the surface of graphene. The technique may ultimately help scientists develop a better understanding of graphene’s properties in order to find novel applications for this supermaterial.
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Optical fibre monitoring key to waste oil recycling

Science, Technology31 May 2016Nanyang Technological University
A Singapore research team is harnessing advanced fibre-sensor technologies to increase productivity and process safety in the waste oil recycling process.
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Connecting women entrepreneurs to global opportunities

Culture, People27 May 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
In India, a non-profit organisation is enhancing the links between women-owned businesses and global supply chains. The aim is to eventually roll out a data platform that serves and promotes women entrepreneurs from 17 other countries.
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Decoding light for clues about dark matter

Science, Space, Technology25 May 2016Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
An international team of researchers is developing an instrument that will decode the light of the night sky to understand the nature of dark matter.
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New glue instantly hardens with electric current

Science, Technology25 May 2016Nanyang Technological University
A new glue that forms a strong bond when activated by low voltage electricity may be the first of its kind.
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Newly synthesised molecules turn back biological clock

Medicine, Science23 May 2016Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Scientists in Japan have designed new molecules that modify the circadian rhythm, opening the way to the possibility of managing jet lag and improving treatments for sleep disorders.

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