A vaccine to control the mosquito population and prevent infection

The vaccine could work by creating an anti-saliva immune response in humans that prevents infection. In addition, after the mosquito bites a vaccinated human host, antibodies from the human attack the gut and salivary glands of the mosquito which reduces the survival of the mosquito. If successful in its imminent Zika clinical study, Imutex will further develop the technology in other mosquito-borne illnesses, including malaria, dengue and West Nile. http://imutex.com/index.php/zika-vaccine-programme/

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A New Model For Charitable Giving

A New Model For Charitable Giving

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SingularityU Global Impact Challenge

Got an idea on how we can change the world for good? We. Want. You. Well, we want your idea! On a mission to make the Impossible Possible! What’s your Mass Transformative Purpose? Technology for social good is how you can have massive impact! Are you ready to take on the challenge? SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge is taking moonshot ideas that are capable of propelling us to a brighter future! Enter now and get ready to Impact 1B! Ideas Create Change in the world. What’s your crazy idea that can positively impact 1 billion lives in the next 10 years? Info @ https://su.org/gic/australia-2019/

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A new zero-waste platform that will change the way we shop

In the near future, if you live in or near New York City or Paris, you’ll be able to buy ice cream or shampoo in a reusable container. When you’ve eaten your tub of Haagen-Dazs, for example, you’ll put the sleek stainless steel package in your personal reuse bin instead of your rubbish bin. Then it will be picked up for delivery back to a cleaning and sterilization facility so that it can be refilled with more ice cream for another customer. Loop is the milkman of the past reimagined. www.loopstore.com

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Why and how to encourage your team to take breaks at work

Taking Breaks for Better Brain Power It may be tempting to power through a big project or compress work hours in order to leave early. But the brain needs periodic downtime. When workers stay at a task for a long time, their performance suffers. The human brain is designed to move through periods of focus and unfocus. Don’t be fooled by the term unfocus. It may feel like you’re resting when you daydream or take a break from a task, but your brain is busy. It switches to a brain circuit called the Default Mode Network, which uses even more energy than when focused on a task. While in this default state, the brain activates old memories, processes emotions, recombines ideas, and seeks out big-picture strategies for the future. Unfocused time allows indiviudals to come up with creative solutions for problems and understand other people’s thinking. It also facilitates learning and may boost performance. In one study, students who took a break while studying a task performed better on a test the next day than students who studied nonstop without a break. In another study, students who were allowed to take a break every hour during a standardized test performed better than when they were only allowed to take a break every two hours. Professionals also benefit from breaks. When the Draugiem Group, a collection of companies in Latvia, tracked their employees’ time and productivity, they discovered that the most productive employees took the most breaks. On average, high performers took a 17-minute break for every 52 minutes they worked. Standing Up for Healthier Bodies and Brains Breaks aren’t just important for job performance; they’re imperative for human health. When you think of dangerous jobs, you probably think of logging or iron and steelworkers. But sedentary office jobs also carry health risks if workers sit for long periods without breaks. The World Health Organization lists sedentary behavior as the fourth-leading risk factor for premature death for people around the world. Sitting too much is linked to an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. It also impacts the brain in undesirable ways. In one study, inactivity was linked to thinning of the medial temporal lobe, an area of the brain linked with memory formation. Exercising in the mornings or evenings doesn’t prevent health problems caused by sitting too much. Ideally, workers should get up and move every half hour for optimal health. Even walking for two minutes at a time throughout the day is linked to greater longevity. Taking a walk at lunch reduces stress, improves mood, and boosts work performance. Social Workers are Happy Workers When you see employees chit chatting around the water cooler, it’s cause to celebrate. Work relationships have a big impact on employees’ happiness levels. In one survey, 89% of workers said positive work relationships mattered to their overall quality of life. Moreover, it may boost a company’s bottom line when employees socialize at work. In a Gallup poll, women who had a best friend at work were 63% more likely to be engaged at work compared to those who didn’t. That’s important because companies with high employee engagement report 22% higher productivity. Employees who have friends at work are more likely to love their companies, to trust the leadership of their companies, and to stay at their jobs. When a major bank began scheduling call-center employees’ breaks together so they could socialize, the workers’ productivity jumped by 25%. Even socializing online during breaks may improve employees’ job performance. In one study, when workers were allowed to use social media during a 10-minute break, they were 40% more productive for the rest of the day than workers who were not given a break, and 16% more productive than those who were given a break without access to the internet. Refuelling for Better Concentration Breaks not only give workers a chance to catch up with each other, they provide an opportunity for workers to nourish their bodies and brains. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t eat a nutritious lunch every day. Only 19% of American workers take a regular lunch break. And more than half (62%) of professionals typically eat at their desks. Skipping lunch can lead to fatigue, drowsiness, shortened attention span, and a slower speed of processing information. Proper nutrition can have a huge impact on productivity, especially if workers are undernourished. When San Pedro Diseños, a textile company in Guatemala City, provided their employees with breakfast and lunch, production jumped 70% and their annual earnings went up 20%. Even in the U.S., where most workers eat adequate calories every day, encouraging workers to eat healthy meals may improve performance. In one study, physicians, who often skip breakfast and lunch, were provided with healthy meals as part of a wellness program. The doctors reported they were less irritable with patients and more alert when they ate during the day. How to Encourage Your Employees to Take Breaks Now that you understand the benefits of breaks, it’s time to encourage your employees to actually take them. More than a quarter (28%) of employees say they seldom, if ever, take any breaks at work. Here’s how to convince your employees to get up from their desks. Discuss the benefits of breaks If most of your employees are skipping breaks, chances are your company culture is not break-friendly. In one survey, 20% of employees said they feel guilty leaving their workstations. At your next meeting, discuss the benefits of breaks with your team and that they’re encouraged at your workplace. Urge your team to use break-friendly apps Pomodoro apps remind employees to take short breaks at regular intervalsto improve health and boost productivity. The Donut app pairs employees that don’t know each other well and prompts them to meet for coffee, lunch, or a donut. Lead by example Workplace behavior is contagious. In one survey, 49% of workers said they’ve imitated someone’s behavior at work. If your team sees leadership taking breaks during the day, they’ll be more likely to follow suit. Provide a quiet break area The sad state of American workers’ breaks may reflect the sad state of office break rooms. In one survey, half of employees in one survey said they didn’t have a properly furnished breakroom. And three-quarters (76%) said they’d unwind more at work if they had access to well-stocked snacks and a comfortable breakroom. Stock the kitchen with healthy snacks If you provide free food, they will come. More than half (63%) of employees say complimentary snacks and […]

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A new way to assess the worth of rural properties

Now, with the added advantage of satellite technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud-based geospatial technology it has been possible to create a new way to value Australian agriculture. This new service from Digital Agriculture Services is set to revolutionise how decisions and investments are made in agriculture. https://digitalagricultureservices.com/

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Zero- packaging shops avoid plastic waste

Zero-packaging shops, sometimes known as zero-waste grocery stores, allow customers to bring and refill their own containers. They offer food products (cereals, pasta, oils) and even household products (soap, dishwashing powder). You simply bring your own jars and containers and buy as little or as much as you need. These new businesses demonstrate how products can be offered without packaging. In doing so they provide both environmental and economic benefits. www.sbs.com.au/news/zero-packaging-stores-show-we-can-kick-our-plastic-addiction

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Saving electricity costs by automatic switches of suppliers

A device that automatically switches supplier when cheaper deals become available is set to revolutionise the home energy market. The launch of Labrador comes as more and more people are changing their energy companies. The company’s free service is primarily targeted at the growing number of households which have smart meters, that automate readings. With investors including the Daily Mail and venture capital firm Hambro Perks, Labrador is considered one of the UK’s most exciting startups. www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/11/labrador-switch-energy-suppliers

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Clothes that can be tailored to your body while you wait

This year you’ll be able to buy a jumper from Ministry of Supply stores that will adjust to your size on the spot, using only heat. That means you could take a medium off the shelf, and after Ministry of Supply takes your measurements, an in-store robotic machine will use a heat gun to adjust the jumper to your size that you can see while you wait. www.fastcompany.com/90281007/ministry-of-supply-will-tailor-this-sweater-to-your-body-in-minutes

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