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Uncharted Territory: The Power of Amateur Cartographers - Wired Science In May 2013, Google’s vice president took to stage and announced that Google was aiming to build “a perfect map of the world.” An honorable notion with almost utopian connotations — and why shouldn’t it? After all, Google has been at the forefront of leading the biggest change to mapping since the 15th century, when maps went from manuscript to print. Now they’re online and taking advantage of satellite imagery, maps are more detailed, accurate and multi-dimensional than they’ve ever been, but could such a thing as the perfect map ever exist? [partner id="wireduk"]History tells us no, and that we should be wary of anyone — any state, any organization or any company — that declares a wish to create one, says Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University London and author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps.

Empowering Community Health Workers with Inkjet-printed Diagnostic Test Strips 214 Allison Ranslow et al. / Procedia Engineering 107 ( 2015 ) 205 – 214 References [1] World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory Data Repository. Prescription meds get trapped in disturbing pee-to-food-to-pee loop If you love something, set it free… so the old adage goes. Well, if the things you love are pharmaceuticals, then you're in luck. Through vegetables and fruits, the drugs that we flush down the drain are returning to us—though we’ll ultimately pee them out again.

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The Release of GMO Creatures Into the Wild - WAKING SCIENCE Mosquitoes have been described as the world’s deadliest animals. More aptly, this applies to female mosquitoes, which are the ones that bite humans. While male mosquitoes survive quite well by feeding off of flower nectar, females require meals of blood in order to develop and lay eggs.The problem is when a female mosquito pierces your skin with her proboscis: it’s similar to inserting a hypodermic needle. Some of her saliva gets injected into your body as she feeds, along with any diseases she may be carrying.Malaria, yellow fever, dengue, encephalitis, chikungunya, and West Nile virus are all transmitted by mosquitoes. So, too, is Lyme disease and the latest public health “emergency,” Zika virus.There’s no debating that mosquitoes can indeed be deadly. Humans have been waging war against them since ancient times, when Egyptians began sleeping under nets to avoid their bites.

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