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New Witness Protection Scheme To Be Launche

New Witness Protection Scheme To Be Launche

Britain’s first national witness protection scheme will be launched after it was revealed that a quarter of collapsed prosecutions are due to witnesses being unwilling to give evidence. Some £19m is already spent on witness protection programmes in the UK, but their operation and standards vary by area. The new UK Protected Persons Service will [&hellip

Simple eye scan can reveal MS damage

Simple eye scan can reveal MS damage

The retina sits at the back of the eye and houses the cells that provide us with vision A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a scan that measures the thickness of [&hellip

Wireless phone charging to be introduced

Wireless phone charging to be introduced

Charging your smartphone while driving could soon be a simple process needing no cables or adaptors, but using a special wireless mat. Toyota plans to introduce the system for mobile devices in 2013 in its new Avalon sedan, using a charging standard known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). Chrysler wants to offer a similar option in [&hellip

Where Will Technology Be In 5 Years Time?

Where Will Technology Be In 5 Years Time?

IBM says technology will be able to mimic the five human senses IBM has released its list of five predicted technological innovations over the next five years. This year’s  5 in 5 list looks at “how computers will mimic the senses” and relate to the right hand side of the human brain, according to Bernard [&hellip

Nasa Shares Rare View Of Saturn’s Rings

Nasa Shares Rare View Of Saturn’s Rings

Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years, has delivered a rare backlit view of the planet and its rings. The image was taken during Cassini’s 174th orbit around the gas giant when it was deliberately positioned within Saturn’s shadow. The US space agency said on its website: [&hellip

‘Earth-Like’ Planet Discovered By Scientists

‘Earth-Like’ Planet Discovered By Scientists

Scientists have discovered a planet with conditions that could support life – orbiting a sun that is visible to the eye. The world is one of five thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star 12 light years away which is almost identical to the sun. Astronomers estimate the Tau Ceti planets to be two [&hellip

Antibiotics ‘ineffective for coughs’

Antibiotics ‘ineffective for coughs’

Overprescribing of antibiotics can lead to bacterial resistance Antibiotics are ineffective in treating patients with persistent coughs caused by mild chest infections, the Lancet journal reports. About 2,000 patients across 12 European countries filled in an ‘illness’ diary. The study found that the severity and duration of symptoms in patients treated with antibiotics were no [&hellip

Malaria progress threatened by funding

Malaria progress threatened by funding

Recent gains in the fight against malaria could be reversed because funding has stalled, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Its latest World Malaria Report says 1.1 million lives were saved in the past decade but that the expansion in funding from 2004-09 halted in 2010-12. Less than half of the $5.1bn (£3.1bn) needed [&hellip

Italy Visit Report – OCT – December 2012

Italy Visit Report – OCT – December 2012

BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHEEM Salaamun Alaykum Attached is a report of the OCT’s officials recent visit to Rome, Italy. Italy Visit Report -OCT   The visit took place between 8th and 9th December 2012 and the delegation consisted of Brothers Mustafa Jaffer, Mujahidali Sheriff, Nazir Jafferali Merali and Karim Ashiqali. The object of the visit was [&hellip

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

Virus rebuilds heart’s own pacemaker

 Researchers created a new pacemaker inside the heart A new pacemaker has been built inside a heart by converting beating muscle into cells which can organise the organ’s rhythm, US researchers report. The heartbeat is controlled by electrical signals and if these go awry the consequences can be fatal. Scientists injected a genetically-modified virus into [&hellip