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  • E.U. Industry All Time Record in Research and Innovation
    "Despite the financial crisis, the European Patent Office (EPO) experienced an all-time record of filings in 2011." "Germany alone accounts for 14% of patents applications. Medical technology leads the technical field with 9 351 applications. These figures show Europe's ability to attract innovation and investment." EPO Annual Report 2011
  • World Health Day Topic of 2012: Ageing and health. Theme: "Good health adds life to years". The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor.
  • Hungary: President PhD Plagiarism leads to his Resignation "Hungarian President Pal Schmitt resigned from office on April 2 after he was stripped of his PhD for plagiarizing his thesis 20 years ago." "An academic committee found this week that 17 pages of his 215-page thesis bore "partial similarity" to work by Nikolay Georgiev, a Bulgarian sports official.
  • CANARIE: $40M Harvest for Canada Advanced Research and Innovation Network CANARIE, a tremendous Canadian asset that enables collaboration and innovation was successful in its mandate renewal. picture In its next mandate, CANARIE plans to evolve the network in meeting growing demand, speeding time to discovery, commercializing innovation.
  • Terrafugia: the First Flying|Roadable Car|Plane picture "The Terrafugia Transition® combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any surface road in a modern personal airplane platform." "Terrafugia’s award-winning MIT-trained engineers say the now you can streamline your flying experience with the revolutionary integration of personal land and air travel made possible."
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USA: The Education Bubble.

The Directory of Canadian Universities

USA : National Faculty Salary Survey

Do college professors work hard enough?

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The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival

Canadian Scientists use CANARIE network to break world record for data speed.

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Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts

The External and Internal Dimensions of Europe’s Competitiveness picture

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The State of Africa’s Higher Education

International Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships

China as World Leader in Research and Innovation

Trademarks in China

"Over the last five years, there has been an 80 percent increase in Chinese scientific literature annual output, making China second in the world to The United States, in published scientific papers. Published patent applications in China increased by 16.7 percent between 2006 and 2010; and this year's patent activity secures China's status as the world leader in patent application volume. Thomson-Reuter's Research suggests that although China leads the world in patent and trademark filings, its status as a global player still faces challenges."
More information: Special Report: Trademarks in China

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The Benefits of Bilingualism for the Mind and the Brain picture

"In Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, a panel of distinguished psychological scientists examine the ways in which knowing two languages can change brain function, affecting cognitive processes involved in more than just communication. The differences between monolinguals (individuals who speak one language) and bilinguals (individuals who speak two languages) have implications for clinical work, research, and education policy. For example, preliminary evidence even suggests that their increased use of [particular] systems may protect bilinguals against Alzheimer’s."
More information: Association for Psychological Science

A Revolution in Human Reproduction

"The first human egg cells grown entirely in a laboratory from stem cells could be fertilised later this year by the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health (UK). This is a development that will revolutionize fertility treatment and might even lead to a reversal of the menopause in older women. Researchers at Edinburgh University are working with a team from Harvard Medical School in Boston to be the first in the world to produce mature human eggs from stem cells isolated from human ovarian tissue. Generating an unlimited supply of human eggs and the prospect of reversing the menopause was made possible by a series of breakthroughs led by Professor Jonathan Tilly of Harvard."
More information: The Independent (UK) and Nature Medicine

China as World Leader

E.U. New Record in Research and Innovation

Excellence Everywhere

Canada's CANARIE network helps break world data speed record

Titanic 100: What Really Happened

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WHO: "Good health adds life to years."

Rwanda Commemorates Genocide

A Revolution in Human Reproduction

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Cell phones Radiation and Cancer

Hungary Preesident PhD Plagiarism

The Education of Millionnaires

Do college professors work hard enough?

Ron Malett is Making Time Travel a Reality. picture

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