World’s thinnest lens measures a barely-there 6.3 nm thick

A team from the Australian National University (ANU) has created the world’s thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair (Credit: Stuart Hay, ANU). View gallery (4 images) Scientists have created the world’s thinnest lens, which at just 6.3 nm (nanometers) thick is one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair. The team from the Australian National University (ANU) says the lens was made using molybdenum disulphide crystal, and could be key in the miniaturization of cameras and the development of flexible computer displays. In recent years we’ve…

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Teachers’ strike to go ahead after High Court rejects Government’s injunction

The NUT says sixth-form colleges have suffered ‘deeper’ budget cuts than other parts of the education system Getty Images Sixth-form teachers in England will walk out for one day on Tuesday over “inadequate funding” in sixth-form colleges. The High Court refused to grant the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, an injunction to stop it going ahead – ruling instead that it was lawful. The Government argued the strike was “based on political grounds and not a trade dispute about the terms and conditions of its members”. Thousands of teachers…

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EU warns Burundi of `measures` over violence

The European Union, strife-stricken Burundi`s biggest aid donor, on Monday warned the country could face “appropriate measures” if it does not remedy its human rights record. Burundi has been in turmoil since President Pierre Nkurunziza in July won a third term, which the opposition said was illegal and in breach of an accord ending a horrific 1993-2006 civil war which left 300,000 dead. EU foreign ministers said talks with Burundi under the Cotonou agreement, which lays down strict rules for mutual cooperation including the promotion of human rights, had failed…

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5 Preventive Measures to Take Before Setting Up a Horse Barn

Special attention has to be paid to the situation of owning horses. No doubt these animals have a strong build but they need a lot of care and attention. Unlike many animals, they are required to be kept in specific areas called barns. Many years ago, bricks and cement were utilized in building barns but now steel sheets are used to build sheds for the horses. Not only are the steel horsheds strong but they also give a classy look and feel to the barn. While it can withstand fire,…

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