Category Archives: Technology

Omicron-specific vaccines may give slightly better COVID protection – but getting boosted promptly is the best bet

Omicron-specific vaccines may give slightly better COVID protection – but getting boosted promptly is the best bet

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Vaccines (predominantly mRNA vaccines) have been our front-line defence against COVID and have saved millions of lives. Despite the emergence of genetically distinct COVID variants throughout the pandemic, we’ve relied on vaccines that target the spike protein from…

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‘Thinking about my future is really scary’ – school leavers are not getting the careers support they need

‘Thinking about my future is really scary’ – school leavers are not getting the careers support they need

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia’s class of 2022 is on the home stretch. Next month, more than 200,000 year 12 students will be sitting their final exams. In amongst this, they are making big decisions about their lives beyond school. But research…

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Russia is building a closer alliance with the world’s autocracies – the west should beware

Russia is building a closer alliance with the world’s autocracies – the west should beware

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Russia is planning to buy “millions” of Soviet-era weapons from North Korea, a recent US intelligence report revealed. Britain’s defence intelligence has also confirmed that Russia is already using Iranian-made drones in Ukraine. The revelations follow a series…

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ARPA-H: High-risk, high-reward health research is the mandate of new, billion-dollar US agency

ARPA-H: High-risk, high-reward health research is the mandate of new, billion-dollar US agency

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. A new multibillion-dollar federal agency was created with a goal of supporting “the next generation of moonshots for health” in science, logistics, diversity and equality. And the agency now has it’s first leader, as President Joe Biden announced…

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Keeping buildings cool as it gets hotter – The Conversation Weekly podcast transcript

Keeping buildings cool as it gets hotter – The Conversation Weekly podcast transcript

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode: Keeping buildings cool as it gets hotter, published on September 15, 2022. NOTE: Transcripts may contain errors. Please check the corresponding audio before quoting in print. Gemma Ware:…

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What do we owe future generations? And what can we do to make their world a better place?

What do we owe future generations? And what can we do to make their world a better place?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Your great grandchildren are powerless in today’s society. As Oxford philosopher William MacAskill says: They cannot vote or lobby or run for public office, so politicians have scant incentive to think about them. They can’t bargain or trade…

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