African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening the livelihoods of millions.
Innovation is an imperative for sustainable food systems
By Zoltán Kálmán ROME, May 26 2020 (IPS) – Hunger and food insecurity continue to rise. The official 2019 statistics refer to 821 million people suffering from hunger all over the world. According to the recently launched Global Report on…
Gonoshasthaya kit performance test: Dr Zafrullah thanks PM
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for creating scope for conducting the performance study of the Covid-19 rapid testing kits developed by their organisation.
BSMMU forms committee to test Gonoshasthaya kits
The authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Saturday formed a six-member committee to conduct the performance study of the Covid-19 rapid testing kits developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra. Talking to UNB, BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua said…
Azelio inaugurates its renewable energy storage in Morocco
Azelio has completed the installation of its renewable energy storage with 24h clean power production at Noor Ouarzazate solar complex in Morocco. An inauguration ceremony was held on March 5, 2020 together with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen)…
Tesla Cybertruck: The Future Of Trucking Looks Good
11 Dec 2019 – There was no significant change in the outlook of pickup trucks for almost a century. The world became bored with nearly similar designed trucks decades after decades. Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla initiated a…
Local solar incubator that cuts cost, boosts poultry output
SYLHET, DECEMBER 01, 2019-A group of researchers of Sylhet Agricultural University made a solar-powered incubator that is affordable and guarantees a higher percentage of hatching at the same time.
China Innovation Index rises faster in 2018
Beijing, Oct 26 (Xinhua/UNB) — The China Innovation Index, the barometer of the country’s innovation capability, rose at a faster pace in 2018, official data showed.
Humanoid robot made by Comilla students turns head
Cumilla, Sept 26 – Two students of a private university in Comilla say they have built, what they call, Bangladesh’s first open source humanoid robot.
Islands of climate innovation
by Mike Eman Oranjestad – To live in a small island state today is to reckon regularly with the cruellest irony of climate change. Islands contribute little to global warming, but they are the first to suffer from its devastating…
Jabbar stresses technological innovation, adaptation
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said there is no alternative to technological innovation and adaptation to expedite the development of the country. “Bangladesh has entered ‘d’ era (digital era) passing through the ‘e’ era (electronic era),”…
The 100pc cure for cancer?
Dhaka, Feb 01 – At a time when cancer is spreading at a disturbingly fast pace across the globe, an Israeli biotech company has claimed that they will have the cure for this deadly disease by 2020. Although different types…
Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon
Cape Canaveral, Jan 24 (AP/UNB) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week’s eclipsed moon. Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed…
Innovation helps solidarity-based biogas networks in Cuba
Black plastic pipes, readily available on the mainly empty shelves of Cuba’s shops, distribute biogas to homes in the rural town of La Macuca, buried under the ground or running through the grass and stones in people’s yards.
Agroecological innovation to help achieve food sovereignty
Ágroecology, within the paradigm of food sovereignty, is gaining widespread recognition and is increasingly being promoted by States and international institutions as the indispensable approach to transform agriculture and food systems and address the challenges we face.
Rosatom’s innovation enable life-extension of large reactors
26 November 2018 (Balakovo, Russia) – Rosatom has completed the annealing of a large capacity reactor vessel on power unit 1 (VVER-1000) at Balakovo plant (Saratov region, 900 km from Moscow) for the first time in the world.
Nobel prize – befitting honour for two great economists
Shahid Iman It is so fitting that this year’s Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to two great economists who reshaped our understanding of the long-term determinants of economic growth: William Nordhaus of Yale “for integrating climate change into long-run…
Tool for designing a sui generis plant variety protection system
A new tool to assist developing countries in designing a “custom made” plant variety protection suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in developing countries has been published by an international group of NGOs. It was presented on…
GM embryos ‘essential’, says report
By James Gallagher It is “essential” that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts. A Hinxton Group report says editing the genetic code of early stage embryos is of “tremendous…
DNA editing could reduce sickle cell symptoms
Ian Randall Editing the DNA of human blood cells has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of hereditary blood diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, according to researchers from Australia and the United States. In their study,…
Bionic hand allows patient to ‘feel’
Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers. A Danish man received the hand, which was connected to nerves in his upper arm, following surgery in Italy. Dennis Aabo, who lost…
‘Sixth sense’ can be explained by science
At least one type of “sixth sense” isn’t real, new research suggests. The new study, detailed Monday (Jan. 13) in the journal PLOS ONE, found that what people perceive as a sixth sense may simply be their vision systems detecting…
Deep-sea expedition could reveal how continents form
A deep-sea voyage to drill more than a mile below the ocean floor could solve one of Earth’s long-standing mysteries: how continents form. An oceangoing research vessel, which sets sail in March, will venture to a chain of underwater volcanoes…
Higgs boson scientists win Nobel prize in physics
By James Morgan
Three win Nobel Prize for medicine
Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology after discovering how cells precisely transport material.
Moon Dances with Three Planets in Sky Shows on Sunday, Tuesday
The moon will meet up with three different planets in the evening sky during two upcoming celestial encounters, one on Sunday (Oct. 6) and the other on Tuesday (Oct. 8).
‘Vampire Steroid’ May Haunt U.S. Rivers and Streams
by David Heitz Scientists have found that the anabolic steroid trenbolone, thought to break down in sunlight, comes alive again at night.
New island in the Indian Ocean
By Anup Kaphle When a devastating earthquake struck the remote Awaran district in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on Tuesday, it killed hundreds of people and left thousands homeless, as the government struggles to rescue those who need help.
Moving to the rhythm ‘can help language skills’
Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests. People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds.
Are ideas to cool the planet realistic?
The deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s environment, called geoengineering, could be one way to cool the Earth or help reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But scientists are aware that these technologies are in very early stages…