Rocky future for US newspapers after breakups

WASHINGTON: Following an unprecedented series of spinoffs by major US media companies, the print news industry now faces a rocky future without financial support from deep-pocketed parent firms.

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World Bank says Kenya's ICT sector a model for East Africa

Kenya's Information, Communication Technology sector is a model for the rest of east Africa, a World Bank official has said.
   World Bank Kenya Lead Economists Wolfgang Fengler said in Nairobi that local innovations have placed Kenya on the world map.

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Scientists embark on kidney-like water filter research

A research institute at Singapore' s Nanyang Technological University is expected to invest 132 million Singapore dollars (107 million US dollars) in researches in clean water technologies in the coming three years, including the biomimetic filter research that aims to copy the kidney in water treatment, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

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New species of meat-eating dinosaur found in China

Biologists have discovered fossil remains of a baby dinosaur in China that represents a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur.

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Kenya trains nuclear scientists to boost electricity generation

The Kenya government has dispatched 11 local nuclear scientists for training in South Korea as part of efforts to enhance electricity generation capacity to over 19,000 MW by 2030.

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Modified mosquitoes may halt spread of malaria: study

Mosquitoes infected with a type of bacteria may be used to stop the spread of malaria as they show signs of resistance to the parasite that causes the disease, according to a new study published online in the US journal Science.

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Water on Moon, Earth share common origin: study

 Water on the Moon and the Earth may originally come from the same place, according to a new analysis of Moon rocks.
   The findings, published online in the journal Science, raise new questions about the process that formed the Moon.

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Scientists unveil sperm inheritance findings

Chinese scientists have revealed that the DNA methylome of sperm, not oocytes, will be inherited by offspring, according to a thesis published in the latest edition of Cell.

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Scientists to recycle textile and leather wastes

By Chris Mgidu and Ronald Njoroge, Xinhua
Kenyan scientists in collaboration with other international partners are developing a textile and leather recycling plant that hopes to recycle waste generated from these sectors.

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Computer game ‘promises cure for lazy eye’

A popular computer game may hold the secret to curing lazy eye -- and possible blindness -- in both children and adults, New Zealand scientists  say.

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Free Internet texts fail to shake SMS usage

Free Internet-based text messages have been in Kenya for several years now, but their impact remains limited.
   The Internet text messages have not upset SMS market in the country as few people turn to them, despite being free.

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The amazing Mariner of the Seas

Scientists could surely come out with a amazing pieces of technology as evidenced by cruise liner Mariner of the Seas, seen here when it docked at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong, south China, June 13, 2013. Notice the shopping malls,

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Kenya School of Flying soars higher with new Sh13m state-of-the-art simulator

The Kenya School of Flying, a premier aviation institute in the region, has aims to soar even higher with its newly-acquired state-of-the-art simulator. The Redbird FMX, twin-engine full motion simulator, which cost about $150,000 (around Sh13 million) seeks to help reduce the cost of training pilots.

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