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Pictures of the evolution of space debris

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With only 800 of the once launched 6000 satellites still being operational, the pile of space debris is becoming an ever-increasing amount of inactive space hardware orbiting around the Earth.

50% of the mess that besides old satellites also includes broken…

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Global Health: New Inexpensive Malaria Drug introduced by NGO initiative

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Every year, malaria kills 1-2 million people and infects 300-500 million. 90 percent of deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is present in over 100 countries, threatening 40 percent of the world’s population.

Malaria remains the single largest cause of death for children under five in Africa — it kills one child every thirty seconds worldwide. Today a new, inexpensive, easy-to-take anti-malaria pill is being introduced by French drug maker “Sanofi-Aventis” in partnership with “Drugs for Neglected Diseases”, a campaign started by the international medical charity “Doctors Without Borders”. Sanofi-Aventis and the non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced today that ASAQ, the new fixed-dose combination of artesunate (AS) and amodiaquine (AQ), will soon be available throughout sub-Saharan Africa. ASAQ is the first drug developed by the FACT (Fixed-dose, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy) partners, managed by DNDi in partnership with Sanofi-Aventis. Chloroquine, developed in 1934, was the first very cheap…

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WEF: Tag Cloud for 26-01-2007

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Almost through with searching and processing documents on the World Economic Forum 2007. Here’s the Tag Cloud from documents (304) published on 26-January-2007…

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WEF: Tag Cloud for 25-01-2007

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Here is the second part of our World Economic Forum 2007 Tag Clouds from documents (224) published on 25-January-2007…

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WEF: Tag Cloud for 24-01-2007

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We went through all documents (143) about the World Economic Forum 2007 published on 24-January-2007 and created this Tag cloud with the top 100 key words. This is the first of a series of tag clouds (one for each day and one overall) we are currently preparing…

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World Economic Forum announces Technology Pioneers 2007

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The World Economic Forum has selected 47 visionary companies as Technology Pioneers 2007. Each of the selected companies is involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and has potential for long-term impact on business and society…
…Following the list of IT companies awarded for 2007 with a brief summary of their innovations, when, by whom,where they were founded together with the names of the leading investors for each company…

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