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Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

Aerospace suppliers look to blockchain for parts tracking

BERLIN (Reuters) – Aerospace suppliers are starting to explore blockchain technology to keep tabs on their supply chain, potentially tracking parts such as those identified as the cause of a Southwest Airlines accident last month. While blockchain is best known as the digital transactions technology that underpins cryptocurrency bitcoin, it ...

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Study: Young Americans are the loneliest

(Web Desk) – Young people are far more likely than senior citizens to report being lonely and in poor health, a surprising survey of 20,000 Americans showed. The overall national loneliness score was alarmingly high at 44 on a 20-to-80 scale, but the prevalence of social isolation among those aged ...

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Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air: WHO

(Web Desk) – Though more countries are taking action, still nine out of ten people worldwide are breathing air containing high levels of pollutants, with an estimated death toll of seven million every year caused by outdoor and household air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. In WHO’s latest ...

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Research: Acupuncture helps ease dental anxiety

(Web Desk) – Acupuncture could help reduce people’s anxiety about going to the dentist, according to a review of research. Researchers reviewed six trials involving 800 patients and found that when dental patients received acupuncture as a treatment, their anxiety reduced by eight points on an 80-point scale, UPI wrote. ...

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Sri Lanka’s Karunaratne in doubt for West Indies tour

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne has fractured a finger in practice, officials said Wednesday, and is in doubt for a West Indies tour starting this month. Sri Lanka s cricket board confirmed Karunaratne sustained the injury while batting in the nets on Tuesday to prepare for a ...

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Federer to start grass-court season in Stuttgart

PARIS (AFP) – Roger Federer announced on Wednesday that he will start his grass-court season at the ATP tournament in Stuttgart in June, after skipping the clay-court swing. The 20-time Grand Slam champion decided to miss the clay-court season, as he did last year, in order to be fully prepared ...

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