Extra hour’s sleep lowers obesity risk for newborns

A new paper has investigated the effects of poor sleep on newborns, finding that sound slumber during the first few months of life can be an important factor in preventing excessive weight gain during this early formative period.

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Study reveals how COVID-19 can directly damage brain cells

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience is the first to demonstrate how the SARS-CoV-2 virus can directly damage cells in the brain, showing vascular cells that comprise the blood-brain barrier can be destroyed by the virus.

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Argon fluoride laser could lead to practical fusion reactors

The US NRL is developing an Argon Fluoride laser that may one day make fusion power a practical by delivering the incredible temperatures required for a self-sustaining fusion reaction, with enough efficiency to make the process worthwhile.

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Nigeria ‘records 34m emergency calls in 8 months’

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The telecoms regulator says that 34 million emergency calls were routed through 24 Emergency Communications Centres (ECCs) across Nigeria between January and August this year.

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The best of the Pano Awards – the world’s most spectacular photo contest

Arguably the world’s most spectacular photography competition, the Pano Awards continues to deliver awe-inspiring images celebrating the art of panoramic photography, from fairy-tale sunrises to surreal cities poking through the clouds.

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US Air Force to install nuclear micro-reactor at Alaskan base

The US Air Force is installing a nuclear micro-reactor at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. Scheduled to go into operation by 2027, the commercially-owned pilot plant could lead to next-gen micro-reactors being used in other remote locations.

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Northern Light velomobile may be blue, but its hybrid drive runs green

It was just this week that we told you about the Kinner, a rather attractive Finnish velomobile. Well, another head-turner has now come to our attention – this one is called the Northern Light 428, and it looks like a human-powered rocket.

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More-effective vaccination tech is built around a barbecue lighter

Although electroporation technology is very effective at delivering DNA-based vaccines, the required equipment is bulky, complex and expensive. Now, however, scientists have shown that a converted barbecue lighter is capable of doing the job.

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