60 CHINESE MANUFACTURERS BANNED FROM EXPORTING MILLIONS OF N95 MASKS TO THE UNITED STATES

60 CHINESE MANUFACTURERS BANNED FROM EXPORTING MILLIONS OF N95 MASKS TO THE UNITED STATES

Guangdong Nuokang Medical Technology whose masks were recalled by the FDA The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that only...
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EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

President of the European Council Charles Michel during a video conference © European Union The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Europe,...
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ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

As countries around the world effectively shut down to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the authoritarian president of Belarus...
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Hongkong Airport first in the world to install a full body disinfection device

Hongkong Airport first in the world to install a full body disinfection device

Persons using the facility will have a temperature check before entering an enclosed channel for the 40-second disinfection and sanitizing...
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JUSTICE DELAYED The downing of flight MH17 on trial

JUSTICE DELAYED The downing of flight MH17 on trial

There is an old legal saying, “Justice delayed is justice denied”, which is variously attributed to the 19th century British...
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Kennedy Assassination Bullets Preserved in Digital Form

Kennedy Assassination Bullets Preserved in Digital Form

NIST scientists used advanced imaging techniques to create digital replicas of these important historical artifacts. In the palm of his...
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How the digitalisation of aircraft cabins enables innovations for tomorrow’s passengers

How the digitalisation of aircraft cabins enables innovations for tomorrow’s passengers

  The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is launching a project for the digital linking of design and layout for cabin...
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ECALL: 2 Years of saving lives

ECALL: 2 Years of saving lives

In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in...
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FRIENDS, ENEMIES and LOOPHOLES – Part 2

FRIENDS, ENEMIES and LOOPHOLES – Part 2

In a relatively unsafe world, the last thing we all need is for some unstable country or group to get...
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SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

© Moderna Julius Caesar simply couldn’t understand fear, according to William Shakespeare.  “Of all the wonders that I yet have...
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ECALL: 2 Years of saving lives

In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in the event of a road accident, manufacturers have been quick to implement the life-saving technology,…


EDITORIAL Seven tests the pandemic poses for the European Union

President of the European Council Charles Michel during a video conference © European Union The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Europe, particularly Italy and Spain. However, it has also tested and continues to challenge all the…


NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, an epicenter of…


PLAYING OUT OF TUNE Europe’s discordant reaction to a pandemic

Speech by President von der Leyen in a virtually empty hemicycle at the European Parliament Plenary on the EU coordinated action to combat the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences.   Many years ago, I went…



Kennedy Assassination Bullets Preserved in Digital Form

NIST scientists used advanced imaging techniques to create digital replicas of these important historical artifacts. In the palm of his hand, Thomas Brian Renegar held two small metal objects that had changed the course of…


SHAMING CAESAR The corona virus changes the world

© Moderna Julius Caesar simply couldn’t understand fear, according to William Shakespeare.  “Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,” he says in the eponymous play (Act 2, Scene 2),  “It seems to me…


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THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE CORONA

Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington © federalreserve.gov The most international crisis of history, the Covid-19, has so far officially taken 171,000 lives, and has officially contaminated over 2.5 million people on the planet as…


ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO Dictator with a difference

As countries around the world effectively shut down to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the authoritarian president of Belarus was urging citizens to drink vodka – when not at work – and visit the…



FRIENDS, ENEMIES and LOOPHOLES – Part 2

In a relatively unsafe world, the last thing we all need is for some unstable country or group to get hold of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and, worse still, threaten another country or group…


Hongkong Airport first in the world to install a full body disinfection device

Persons using the facility will have a temperature check before entering an enclosed channel for the 40-second disinfection and sanitizing procedures Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) is applying the latest disinfection technologies, including disinfection channels,…


JUSTICE DELAYED The downing of flight MH17 on trial

There is an old legal saying, “Justice delayed is justice denied”, which is variously attributed to the 19th century British Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone and to William Penn, founder of the American state of…


Ramping Up Manufacturing to Help Address COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round magenta objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The…


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