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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

Smoking a cigarette 2022 11 14 02 31 48 utcNew Zealand will phase in a near-total tobacco ban from next year.

Legislation passed by parliament on Tuesday means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products.

It will mean the number of people able to buy tobacco will shrink each year. By 2050, for example, 40-year-olds will be too young to buy cigarettes.

Health Minister Ayesha Verrall, who introduced the bill, said it was a step "towards a smoke-free future".

 

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image of coronavirusAs the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, newer variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been evolving ways to evade the antibodies our bodies make in response to vaccination or prior infections. Breakthrough cases have resulted, and antibody treatments that once worked also have become less effective over time.

Image: Scientists have been searching for an antibody that would be broadly neutralizing — able to fight off any viral variant that might emerge. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Blocks connected by lines form a hierarchical pyra 2022 11 09 06 32 04 utcBeing able to delegate tasks and projects to others on your team is a crucial skill to have as a business owner. Not only does it help free up your time to do more high-value tasks, it also empowers those on your team to really shine in their role and take on more responsibility in your absence. It allows you to work toward the ultimate goal of having an owner-independent business. And while delegation sounds easy enough, there are plenty of pitfalls along the way that can make it difficult to properly hand over tasks in an efficient manner. So today I want to share with you some delegation mistakes that I see business owners make and how you can prevent them in your own business.

 

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Batteries 2021 08 26 17 13 15 utcYour electronics could soon be powered by an ultra cheap sea salt battery.

Researchers have built a new cheap battery with four times the energy storage capacity of lithium.

Constructed from sodium-sulphur - a type of molten salt that can be processed from sea water - the battery is low-cost and more environmentally friendly than existing options.

It could be a ‘breakthrough’ for renewable energy, according to lead researcher Dr Shenlong Zhao, from the University of Sydney.

 

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Cute image about procrastination and a catAs easily as the Cambridge dictionary defines procrastination as “the act of delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring”, I bet one who deals with it would agree that it is definitely not that easy to handle. If you can quite start to feel a lump in your throat reading this, congratulations! you are precisely the person who needs to read this. Though we know you are just reading this while procrastinating a work of priority, hail there. This might be a motive for you to kill your procrastinating habit and get going. And this read would definitely be more productive than your random search instincts like finding out if your headache indicates a brain tumor.

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Livall pikaboostKickstarter has a ton of different projects out there that are unfinished, unreliable, or simply uninspired. So, when you find a project that has already reached its goal 40 times over with weeks still to go, you know you’ve found something special.

Image: https://www.makeuseof.com

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People gesturing to an Echo deviceAmazon just announced a trio of new features for Echo Show users, with gesture controls topping the list.

In other words, you can now perform physical gestures in front of the screen, and the integrated camera translates these gestures into in-device adjustments. Just raise your hand to activate or dismiss a timer, so you won’t have to physically tap the device or yell “stop” at poor, misunderstood Alexa.

Image: Amazon

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Idea 2021 08 26 18 51 38 utcTheir mission: Solve a problem. Change the world!

Article content These brilliant young innovators are doing just that. From a breakthrough treatment for prostate cancer, an artificial intelligence system that identifies heart disease, a revolutionary technology to clean up dangerous toxins, and a novel machine that turns plastic bottles into 3D printer filament – these game-changing achievements are putting Canada on the global innovation map.

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcIt's hard enough to get up the courage to start a business, but that's only the beginning. Now you need to decide what business to start, and it's not as simple as doing what seems obvious. For example, a friend of mine learned how to design websites while he was in college. When he decided to start a business, he figured, "I know how to design websites, I guess I'll start a website design business." Others have started certain types of businesses because of a hobby, because they heard it was a good way to make money or because someone else dragged them into it.

 

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Password on screen 2022 09 16 03 18 13 utcPasswords. We use them every day. We love them and we hate them. We are constantly frustrated by them — coming up with, and remembering, the required string of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.

Simply put, “passwords are weak and user-unfriendly,” said Gartner senior director analyst Paul Rabinovich.

 

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Members pictured from left to right.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.Entrepreneurship is a journey filled with obstacles that every hopeful business owner must defeat if they want to prove they have what it takes to succeed in the business world. And while some obstacles are easier to overcome than others, some can be lifelong hurdles entrepreneurs will need to work to climb in order to find true success and happiness.

Image: Members pictured from left to right.PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

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Electric plasma ball on a dark background static 2022 10 27 23 06 12 utcA 70-year-long effort to harness nuclear fusion reactions to generate unlimited clean energy is finally taking shape. For the first time in history, U.S. government scientists have generated more energy from a controlled reaction than it consumed. While the nuclear fusion industry is still private, there still is a great chance for retail investors looking to cash in on the breakthrough via Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

 

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Cursor and The U S Is About to Announce a Major Discovery In EnergyOn Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy is scheduled to announce a massive development in the search for a clean, renewable energy source.

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California bombarded a pellet of hydrogen plasma with the world's largest laser to trigger a nuclear fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain, according to a report in the Financial Times.

This would be the first time scientists have been able to create a fusion reaction that produces more energy than it consumes.

 

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Eco Wave Power's grid-connected demonstration plant ran in Gibraltar for six yearsEco Wave PowerSweden's Eco Wave Power has been proving its relatively simple, jetty-mounted wave energy devices for at least 10 years now, and has now inked a conditional deal for a 77-megawatt installation in Turkey - the world's largest wave power plant.

Image: Eco Wave Power's grid-connected demonstration plant ran in Gibraltar for six yearsEco Wave Power

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Cursor and Nasa s Orion capsule returns from trip around the moon FlipboardNasa’s 25-day Artemis I mission came to a dramatic close on Sunday morning, as an unmanned Orion capsule returned from its trip around the moon to reenter Earth’s atmosphere, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. A US Navy craft, the USS Portland, was on hand with a team of divers using a special winch to recover the ship. The arrival marked an important step in the Artemis programme, an ambitious initiative to get human astronauts back on the moon by 2024. Sign up to our breaking news email alerts here

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African american mother father daughter help dec 2022 09 26 22 01 22 utcToday, many (but not all) Christians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25. But given that the birth date of Jesus Christ is not known with certainty, why was this day selected?

There are two major theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. One, sometimes called the "history of religion" hypothesis, suggests that Christmas supplanted one or more pagan holidays. The other theory, often called the "computation" or "calculation" hypothesis, suggests that early Christians used some form of calculation to arrive at Dec. 25 as Jesus' birthday.

 

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95ac29 a23b5a63626e43f39c9408a4c701419f mv2A new technology developed by UZH researchers enables the body to produce therapeutic agents on demand at the exact location where they are needed. The innovation could reduce the side effects of cancer therapy and may hold the solution to better delivery of Covid-related therapies directly to the lungs.

Image: 3D medical animation still showing secretion of cytokines. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Wind generatorNorthern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it also has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible.

Once water gets more than about 200 feet deep – roughly the height of an 18-story building – these “monopile” structures are pretty much out of the question.

A solution has emerged that’s being tested in several locations around the world: wind turbines that float.

 

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