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Government funding only available to scientists who share their research for free
That's a new rule from 11 European organizations that fund science research. These organisations have launched cOAlition S, an initiative designed to ensure that, starting in 2020, researchers publish every project funded by public grants in an open access journal or platform.https://www.coalition-s.org/
14th March 2019 by angel 0 Comments
(8 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Free public transport
By summer 2019 all public transport in Luxembourg will be completely free. Luxembourg has the highest car-to-person rate of any nation in the European Union:- 662 cars for every 1,000 people. Every day the population of its capital city swells five-fold due to commuters. The hope is that eliminating all fees for public trains, trams, and buses will encourage more people to use those service. Not only would that decrease personal vehicle traffic, it would also be better for the environment. A few cities in Germany are also trialing this idea. https://futurism.com/luxembourg-public-transportation-free
8th December 2018 by IdeaSpies 1 Comments
(11 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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The "H" characteristics to be a good non-executive director
I was recently told that a board was looking for a person as a NED based on these 4 "H" characteristics which make a lot of sense to me. They should be Honest, Hardworking, Humble and have a sense of Humour!
7th August 2018 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(15 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Free public transport to reduce road traffic
Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free. The proposal will be tested by the end of this year in five cities across western Germany, including former capital Bonn and industrial cities Essen and Mannheim. Countries that fail to keep to EU limits could face legal action at the European Court of Justice, the EU's highest tribunal, which can levy fines on member states. www.inkl.com/newsletters/morning-edition/news/germany-eyes-free-public-transport-to-banish-air-pollution?
15th February 2018 by idea-2 0 Comments
(8 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Mobile drug testing to reduce car accidents
Safe driving requires good judgement and sharp concentration. You also need to react quickly to changing situations on the road. Drug driving puts everyone on the road at risk. NSW research shows that the presence of?illegal drugs is?now involved in more fatal crashes than drink driving. Mobile Drug Testing (MDT) has been introduced to operate alongside Random Breath Testing (RBT) for alcohol by police in NSW. MDT detects drivers who have recently used three common illegal drugs: ecstasy, cannabis and speed (including ice). A test for cocaine is being planned soon because of concerns about its increasing use. The roadside tests involve a saliva test. If the initial saliva test indicates positive, then the driver must undertake a second saliva swab at a mobile drug bus or police station.  
7th January 2018 by idea-2 0 Comments
(10 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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A tax on sugary drinks to improve health
New modelling in a study published in the latest Nutrients journal shows a 30 per cent reduction in kilojoules in all sugar-sweete
15th October 2017 by lynnwood 1 Comments
(15 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)