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Monthly Archives: November 2016


MEMS : Applications and Challenges

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, or MEMS, is a technology that in its most general form can be defined as miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements (i.e., devices and structures) that are made using the techniques of microfabrication. The critical physical dimensions of MEMS devices can vary from well


Brexit – Boon or Bane for Britain

Some £58.7 billion, or almost half of the £122 billion in extra borrowing the government will need over the next five years, is directly related to Brexit, the official budget watchdog said yesterday as Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond recalibrated fiscal policy. Lower migration alone


Snap Inc. Snapchat’s Parent company headed for an IPO

The company behind the Snapchat messaging app has reportedly filed papers for an initial public offering that could value it at up to US$25 billion, according to news reports. Snapchat changed its name to Snap in September to reflect the company’s growing interest in new

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Superbug spreads globally in cystic fibrosis patients

A multidrug-resistant superbug infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) has spread globally and is becoming increasingly virulent, British researchers said on Thursday. In a study published in the journal Science, the researchers said the bug, a species of multidrug-resistant


CIOs expect healthcare IT spending to grow in 2017

Healthcare CIOs are more likely to increase IT spending over the next 12 months than top IT executives in other industries, as providers seek to improve efficiency and business processes. Healthcare IT executives also say they expect to continue to struggle with significant shortages in