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africaJapan’s total births in 2016 drops to lowest level in nearly 120 years

The number of babies born in Japan fell below 1 million in 2016 for the first time since records began in the 19th century, underscoring the demographic challenges facing the nation with an aging and declining population. There were 976,979 …

africaMalaria vaccine trials will start next year

The World Health Organization called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets …

africaAfrica will triple its urban population 500 million to 1.5 billion in 2050 will need China to help avoid mass slumification

The proportion of Africans living in urban areas soared from 15 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2010. It’s projected to hit 60 percent in 2050. Against that backdrop, the big challenge for government policymakers is how to harness …

africaIsrael hit Syrian targets using conventional fighters, missiles and electronic jamming

The Israeli strike on Syria was probably with conventional fighters and missiles. There had been reports and speculation that Israel used new F35 stealth fighters for the attack. Israeli jets have been able to operate almost freely in or close …

africaLINE announces the AI ​​based “Clova”

At the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) being held in Barcelona, ​​Spain, LINE announced their Cloud AI platform ” Clova (clover) will be released on March 2. In addition to offering Clova App with Clova in the future, they plan …

africaCreating atomic scale graphene nanoribbons

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more powerful processors are created, silicon has reached a performance limit: the …

africaChina will have pre-exaFLOP prototype supercomputer in 2017 which is preparation for an exaFLOP supercomputer in 2020

China is planning to develop a prototype of an exascale computer, considered the next frontier of supercomputers, by the end of 2017, according to a developer Tuesday. EArly in 2016, China had announced plans to build three different pre-exascale systems …

africaBuilding clean solar, wind and nuclear energy keeps costs lower by reducing supply chain pressures

Bjorn Lomborg calculated using the best peer-reviewed economic models show the cost of the Paris promises – through slower gross domestic product growth from higher energy costs — would reach $1 trillion to $2 trillion every year from 2030. U.S. …

africaUS Seawolf class submarines are bigger and faster and can deploy Navy SEALS and tap undersea fiber cables

The US Seawolf class submarines are special. They are newer, bigger, faster and more heavily armed than standard attack submarines, the nearly $3-billion-per-copy Seawolfs have been fitted with hundreds of millions of dollars in unique equipment and are assigned to …

africaDesigning Ultrasound Tools with Lego-Like Proteins

Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose disease. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next step in ultrasound technology is to image not just anatomy, but …