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  • University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task

    University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task

    Via ABC : University of Queensland vet students focus on biosecurity with new third-year planning task For the first time in Australia, a university has joined with a livestock industry group to include a realistic biosecurity planning task in its veterinary science course. The University of Queensland (UQ), together with the Livestock Biosecurity Network (LBN), has focused on biosecurity risks by adding an inventive activity to the third-year vet curriculum. Both the UQ and the LBN […]

  • The 7 Qualities Of Tomorrow´s Top Leaders

    The 7 Qualities Of Tomorrow´s Top Leaders

    Via LinkedIn : Tomorrow´s leaders will – more than ever before – live, work, and compete in a highly fluid, disruptive, and sensitive world. And tomorrow has already started! To succeed and to live a fulfilled professional and personal life, this breed of leaders possess very unique skills, characteristics, and values – 7 distinctive qualities! This article comprehensively outlines what it takes to become a great leader. It is based on 100 articles that I wrote […]

  • NEW YORK - JUNE 23: For FEATURES: Kid Entrepreneur, Lyla Black at home in Queens with her monster toys.(photo by Tamara Beckwith)

    This 8-year-old entrepreneur is more successful than grown businessmen

    Via New York Post : One of Queens’ most promising young businesswomen is contemplating what she’ll buy if her business becomes a megahit. Her eyes suddenly light up. “A new sister and brother!” Lyla Black shouts. If that sounds childish, it’s because Black is, in fact, a kid. At age 8, her line of stuffed animals, Lyla Tov Monsters, is a success. She won the Young Inventor award at the Toy & Game Inventor of the […]

  • Queen opens new Strathclyde University technology centre

    Queen opens new Strathclyde University technology centre

    Via BBC : The Queen has opened an £89m technology and innovation centre in Glasgow. But what lies behind its walls? It tackles the mysteries of atoms, plasma, lasers, bio-nano-micrology and even street-lighting. On one floor, chemists are working on the rapid turnaround of blood tests, using impossibly small particles, leading to rapid diagnoses. On another, they’re drawing together vast amounts of data for the intelligent lamppost of the future. This is a striking, triangular building […]

  • Research students must be trained for jobs in industry

    Research students must be trained for jobs in industry

    Via AFR Weekend : Globalisation is leading to an increasingly interconnected world and innovation is the key to remaining competitive. Most of us rely on wireless internet in our day to day lives, but few would be aware that Wi-Fi technology is the product of research at an Australian publicly funded research organisation. Some of Australia’s brightest minds are in our publicly funded universities and it is vital for Australia’s future prosperity that they are better […]

  • Queen’s University team develops superbug destroyer

    Queen’s University team develops superbug destroyer

    Via Belfast Telegraph : A new treatment to protect hospital patients against a lethal superbug could save thousands of lives. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found a new way of tackling Klebsiella, a potentially deadly bug which causes bladder infections and pneumonia. The therapy uses an “inhibitor” molecule to stop the bug blocking a body’s natural defences. Professor José Bengoechea, of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s, said: “This is really […]

  • This teenager has made a gadget to stop Alzheimer’s patients getting lost

    This teenager has made a gadget to stop Alzheimer’s patients getting lost

    Via Science Alert : US high-school student, Kenneth Shinozuka, has developed a low-cost device that alerts family members or nurses when a patient gets out of bed, helping to prevent people with Alzheimer’s from wandering off and getting dangerously lost. Sixteen-year-old Shinozuka was inspired to create the device after his grandfather, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, walked onto a freeway in the middle of a night and was brought home by a police officer. […]

  • Does Music Give You Math Skills?

    Does Music Give You Math Skills?

    Via Live Science : Naomi Eide is a master’s student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. She contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Denny Gulick began playing piano at age 4. With perfect pitch and a knack for memorization, he was a natural. When Gulick was 5, his father gave him math multiplication tables that extended up to 16, and taught him pi […]

  • How does the brain recognize faces from minimal information?

    How does the brain recognize faces from minimal information?

    Via Science Daily : Our brain recognizes objects within milliseconds, even if it only receives rudimentary visual information. Researchers believe that reliable and fast recognition works because the brain is constantly making predictions about objects in the field of view and is comparing these with incoming information. Only if mismatches occur in this process do higher areas of the brain have to be notified of the error in order to make active corrections to the predictions. […]