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Iata issues guidance for Covid-19 vaccine transport

27th November 2020 Against a background of pharmaceuticals companies announcing breakthroughs in the development of vaccines against the Covid-19 disease, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has issued guidance for the air cargo sector, to ensure that it was ready to handle, transport and distribute... 

UK funds study into space-based solar power

27th November 2020 The British government has commissioned a study into the engineering and economic practicality of space-based solar power (SBSP) systems. More specifically, the study – the value of which has not been released – has been jointly commissioned by the UK Space Agency and the Department for Business,... 

Rolls-Royce signs two international agreements on small modular nuclear reactors

20th November 2020 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce recently signed, in rapid succession, two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) regarding the development and operation of small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power plants (NPPs). Rolls-Royce is leading a consortium, supported by both... 

Scientists discover more evidence that, in the past, women were hunters and fighters

20th November 2020   American archaeologists and anthropologists, supported by forensic scientists and physicists, have made a striking and theory-upsetting discovery in the Peruvian Andes. They uncovered the 9 000-year-old grave of a hunter – who was a woman. The burial site is located high in the Andes at a place... 

Iata head calls on African governments to save their airlines as crisis stays deep

20th November 2020 Remotely addressing the recent fifty-second annual general meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), International Air Transport Association (Iata) director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac highlighted the damage that the continent’s airlines have suffered as a result of travel... 

Trade Minister stresses Britain’s commitment to values-based free trade

13th November 2020 UK Secretary of State (Cabinet Minister) for International Trade Liz Truss has highlighted the “evangelical” commitment of the British government to free trade and reaffirmed the importance of free trade in increasing prosperity in the UK and around the world. In a recent speech at Chatham House... 

International Space Station marks 20 years of operations

13th November 2020 November 2 marked the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first crew on board the International Space Station (ISS). More than 15 countries have worked together to build it, and, since the first three-man crew (Russians Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev, and American William Shepherd) boarded... 

South African pharmaceuticals company approved to produce medicine active ingredients

13th November 2020 South African startup pharmaceuticals company CPT Pharma, a subsidiary of Chemical Process Technologies (CPT), has received Good Manufacturing Practice approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for the manufacture of four active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). (CPT... 

Nasa announces new discovery on the Moon

6th November 2020 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) announced late last month that the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) has, for the first time, confirmed the existence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery suggests that water may be much more... 

Nuclear regulator confirms Eskom seeks to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life

6th November 2020 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with State-owned national electricity utility Eskom regarding extending the operating life of the country’s only nuclear power plant (NPP) at Koeberg, north of Cape Town. Currently, Koeberg is licensed by the NNR... 

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