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Drilling without a sound

If you choose the right equipment, drilling in concrete won’t bother people in neighbouring rooms. Hospitals plan to make the most of this discovery.

How to become a world-beater

Interval training did not play a major part in the exercise regime of champion Norwegian runner Grete Waitz.

App can help children with ADHD

Researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can provide support for children with autism and ADHD.

You and I will monitor the environment

Environmental information about CO2, airborne dust and pollen will no longer be collected only at isolated measuring stations. From now on, cyclists, bus drivers and the man in the street will be able to do their bit.

Hazy legal regulation of cloud computing

Legal ambiguity about the use of cloud computing is problematic. Experts want to clear the ground and use research to establish a new cloud.

Solar energy provides electricity in remote areas

A pilot project in Kenya shows that off-grid village centres providing electricity from solar energy may be a success.

Studying fish health via genes

Scientists are using a recently developed genomic tool to identify why some salmon are more resistant to lice than others.

Breastfeeding protects mum’s heart health

Mothers who breastfeed are better protected from deadly cardiovascular disease than those who do not

Controlling the quality of fish oil

New quality analyses give more realistic targets for rancidity in fish oils, which means better quality control opportunities for the industry.

A whole-grain diet makes for healthier chickens

Infection from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria is far more common than salmonella, and is the commonest cause of bacterial diarrhoea in western countries.
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