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September 21, 2017
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China Construction Bank (Asia) and IBM Developing Hong Kong’s First Bancassurance Powered by Blockchain

New Blockchain Solution to Streamline Transaction Processing and Enhance Service Delivery and Customer Experience

HONG KONG – 20 Sep 2017: China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited (“CCB (Asia)”) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the development of the first blockchain-enabled bancassurance project in Hong Kong. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the solution is designed to streamline CCB (Asia)’s bancassurance process and greatly enhance customer experience and the quality of services delivered through faster transaction processing time and increased transparency. Continue Reading →

September 20, 2017
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In the Age of Social Media, He’s a New Kind of Scientist

What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree.

“Think of it basically like a cheeseburger,” says Michael Johnson. He’s talking about the enzyme ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase. Continue Reading →

September 20, 2017
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Rätselraten um mysteriöses Fossil vorerst beendet

Palaeospondylus ist doch kein Schleimaal

Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse der Paläontologin Cathrin Pfaff von der Universität Wien rücken das Verwandtschaftsverhältnis von Palaeospondylus gunni in ein neues Licht. Intensive Forschungsarbeiten an dem nur wenige Millimeter großen Fossil haben gezeigt, dass es sich um ein kiefertragendes Wirbeltier handelt, und nicht, wie zuletzt angenommen, um die Larve eines kieferlosen Fisches. Die Studie wird aktuell im Fachjournal “Royal Society of Open Science” veröffentlicht.

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September 19, 2017
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Markierte Zellen als Fenster in den Körper

Tübinger Forscher entwickeln Verfahren, das Zellen in Mäusen gezielt sichtbar macht und helfen könnte, Tierversuche zu reduzieren

Eine neue und besonders zuverlässige Methode zur Markierung von Zellen kann Forschungen zu Krankheiten wie Herzinfarkt, Diabetes oder Alzheimer vereinfachen und den Einsatz von Versuchstieren reduzieren: Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Universität Tübingen haben ein Verfahren entwickelt, mit dem sie bestimmte Zelltypen in Mäusen gezielt markieren und ihr Verhalten durch Positronen-Emissions-Tomografie (PET) verfolgen können. Mit dem „PET-basierten Cell Tracking“ kann man komplexe Lebensprozesse im Körper beobachten, ohne die Versuchstiere mit invasiven Methoden zu belasten. Continue Reading →

September 19, 2017
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IBM and MTN Help Protect Endangered African Rhinos with Internet of Things Technology

South Africa’s Welgevonden Game Reserve to thwart poachers with MTN, IBM and Wageningen University

Johannesburg, South Africa and Armonk, NY – 19 Sep 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM), MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider, Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands and Prodapt, today announced they are harnessing IBM Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of the MTN Connected Wildlife Solution. The solution will help predict threats and combat the poaching of endangered rhinos at Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, with the intent to expand the solution to other reserves in future. Continue Reading →

September 18, 2017
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Zapad-2017: Joint Russian-Belarusian strategic military exercises

The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin observed the action of the troops of the Union State of Russia and Belarus during the main stage of the Zapad-2017 joint strategic military exercises at the Luzhsky training ground in Leningrad Region. Continue Reading →

September 18, 2017
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Are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

The frequency is increasing, but slowly

No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida began bracing for a wallop from an even more powerful storm. And hurricane season hasn’t even peaked yet. Continue Reading →