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NHS future precarious, says regulator

NHS future precarious, says regulator

Health
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses.It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop.Health Minister Philip Dunne suggested that extra money for social care, mental health and A&E was enough."With record funding and more doctors and nurses, the NHS was recently judged the best healthcare system in the world, despite the pressures from increasing demand," he said.In its report, the CQC highlighted:Staffing shortages with vacancy rates in the NHS rising by 16% over the last two years despite an increas...
Sublime submarines: The future of sea warfare?

Sublime submarines: The future of sea warfare?

Technology
Fish-shaped torpedoes and dissolving parts could be examples of how submarine warfare could look in 50 years' time.Young British scientists and engineers from UKNEST, which promotes science, engineering and technology for UK naval design, took part in a challenge to design the futuristic subs.The Royal Navy designed the challenge to "imagine what a future submarine would look like and how it would be used to keep Britain safe in decades to come", a spokesman said.Image:Participants were to 'imagine what a future submarine would look like'The results included unmanned eel-like vessels with sensor pods which dissolve to hide from the enemy and a manta ray-shaped mothership with a surface that can morph in shape.Image:Rear Admiral Tim Hodgson said future engineers should be pushing boundaries...
How Blockchain Will Shape the Future of Social Networks

How Blockchain Will Shape the Future of Social Networks

Finance
Shutterstock photo“If you’re not paying for the product, then you’re the product...” The saying may be well-versed in the world of social networks, however many users aren’t aware of the true price they are paying while posting online.Many of the major social networking websites of today are all free to use, so naturally users aren’t aware of any hidden costs. While at the other end, the sites themselves keep becoming more and more valuable based on the contributions and data provided by users.According to Metcalfe’s law, the value of a social network is directly proportional to the square of number of users. This is evident in the recent sky-high valuations of companies like Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Whatsapp which have billions of dollars in market cap, even though some are yet t
Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future

Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future

Health
Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a new method that has the capability of changing the body's existing cells into new cells to promote healing. The method, called Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), reprograms cells through a device that uses nanotechnology. The way it would work: First, doctors would apply a light electrical stimulation to the surface of the skin. They would then place a small chip about the size of a cuff link onto the site of the wound. Click here for more information on the study. In less than a second, this chip would deliver reprogramming factors (pre-programmed DNA or RNA) non-invasively into living skin cells via a high-intensity, focused electric field, converting them into whatever type of cells a scientist or doctor may choose. This technique has ...
Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 16 July: Sanchez discusses future, plus Chelsea move for Higuain

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, 16 July: Sanchez discusses future, plus Chelsea move for Higuain

Sports
Here's the best of the gossip on Sunday...Chelsea have had an £88m bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain turned down.(Tuttosport) Talks about a new contract for Antonio Conte have reportedly stalled, leading to concerns about the Chelsea manager’s future. (Sun on Sunday)Real Madrid are considering selling 27-year-old forward Gareth Bale in order to raise funds to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. (Sunday Express)However, Mbappe, who has been linked with Arsenal, will stay at Monaco for one more year, according to Arsene Wenger. (Sun on Sunday)Liverpool are expected to make a new bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita next week. The Reds have already had a £57m offer for the Guinea international rejected. (Sunday Mirror)Alexis Sanchez said his dream since childhood is to play in the Ch