Researchers have developed a non-invasive method for screening for osteoporosis using the sensors in a smartphone, they reported at AAAS meeting in Boston in February. The technology exploits motion sensors called accelerometers that switch mobile phones from landscape to portrait mode when tilted on its side.
Our cleaning habits have much to do with our age, Neil Eisberg reports from Cleaning Products USA 2016 in Washington DC
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British chemical major ICI used to be regarded as a bellwether for the UK economy. If ICI was going well, this meant the UK economy was looking good. Germany’s BASF has been seen by many as a similar bellwether – if not entirely for the European economy, then certainly for the European chemical industry.
Uganda seems to have developed a strong surveillance system following a bird flu scare in 2005 when the disease spread from Egypt to bordering Sudan. The system was partly backed by the World Bank, which in 2008 provided Uganda with more than $10m