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Archives for April 12, 2017

Govts blamed for not willing to share

From Nation News Barbados IF REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS were more forthcoming, the Caribbean would have a lot less issues, said the head of the regional body representing labour. During the lunch break of its annual general council meeting yesterday, held in the Barbados’ Workers Union Solidarity House, president of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL), Jennifer […]

UK offers assistance to Jamaica in push to Renewables

From Jamaica Gleaner Technology and training are areas, that a delegation from the United Kingdom (UK) are willing to assist the Government of Jamaica with, to close gaps that exist in these sectors. Dawn Butler, a British member of Parliament who is among the group visiting the country in search of renewable opportunities told The […]

ECCU Governments raise $10.6 billion on RGSM

From WINN FM As the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) approaches its 15th anniversary, member states are celebrating their success in raising over $10.6 billion in Treasury bills and Bonds to finance government operations. This is according to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The RGSM is a regional market for the trading of debt […]

New healthcare funding scheme launched

By Marlon Madden From Barbados Today While the Freundel Stuart administration struggles to find a sustainable means of funding healthcare, Barbadian seniors are being offered an avenue through which to cover their own healthcare costs. The City of Bridgetown Credit Union (COB), the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) and the membership programme JIPA Connect […]

Wed (12) Update: Cayman Islands Armed Robbery of Armoured Truck at Airport Foster’s, 8 April

From RCIPS Apr 12 2017 Update on 8 April Robbery Investigation We would like to provide an update regarding the status of the investigation into last Saturday’s (8 April) robbery at Foster’s Food Fair, and ask for further public assistance. The white Honda CRV located in Admiral’s Landing Monday evening, 10 April, has been examined […]

SETI researchers investigate an unusual signal

By Jon Fingas From engadget It’s probably not a hint of aliens, but it’s strong enough to raise eyebrows. The hunt for alien life might have turned up something special. A Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence team using Russia’s RATAN-600 radio telecope (above) is investigating an unusually strong signal from a star 95 light years away, […]

Researchers are helping robots avoid expensive face plants

By Steve Dent From engadget Why are robot tumbles comedy gold? Unlike humans, they make no effort to protect themselves, resulting in flailing, extra hard falls (bottom). But the high-g impacts are hell on the extremely expensive, often one-of-a-kind machines, so researchers from Georgia tech developed algorithms to give them some sense of self-preservation. They […]

Mice brains store backup copies of memories

By Timothy J. Seppala From engadget Turns out that even the human brain might use redundancy when it comes to storage. New research out of the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics suggests that memories are stored in two places in the brain: the hippocampus for short-term and the cortex for longterm. Previously, the prevailing […]

NASA’s new X-plane and the future of electric aircraft

By Emily Calandrelli From Tech Crunch The world is on a quest to create cleaner, quieter airplanes that could replace the fuel-guzzling, roaring commercial aircraft in use today. NASA is leading much of the research and development effort in this area and today they’veannounced an official name for their next X-plane concept: the X-57 “Maxwell.” Maxwell is a […]

A new guitar is 30% lighter thanks to multiple weird tricks

By John Biggs From TechCrunch Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could make a lighter guitar, they didn’t stop to think if they should. As TC’s resident guitar lover I have to take all the high-tech in git-fiddles I can get. To wit, I present the Enlightened Collection of electric guitars. […]