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Cityzen Sciences Creates Smart Shirt to determine Physical Problems

Cityzen Sciences Creates Smart Shirt to determine Physical Problems

Cityzen Sciences, an innovative French startup company, has created a smart shirt that will help people to ascertain their physical condition. These specially designed shirts will get to know when the person wearing it is tired, excited or unwell.

Main Feature of this shirt is that it is made of ‘Smart Sensing’ material that is capable of capturing data about the user. This captured data will then be transmitted to the place of label with the help of a small battery-powered unit sewn discretely.

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Danone Launches Legal Proceedings against Fonterra over Contaminated Whey

Danone Launches Legal Proceedings against Fonterra over Contaminated Whey

French food processing major Danone has launched legal proceedings against Fonterra over whey protein concentrate recall that was issued previous year. The world's largest yoghurt and mil product maker has started legal action in the New Zealand High Court along with proceedings in Singapore.

The charges have been put by the Paris-based food processing company in order to get compensation on behalf of the harm faced by the company due to Fonterra’s concentrated whey. It has been reported that Danone has set the cost to be 350 million Euros for the last year's WPC 80 recall.

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Increasing Tobacco Taxes Three times could Reduce Number of Smokers by 33%

Increasing Tobacco Taxes Three times could Reduce Number of Smokers by 33%

According to a new review, increasing taxes on use of tobacco and cigarettes by three times could reduce the number of smokers by 33%. This could also prevent premature deaths of about 200 million people across the globe from lung cancer and other diseases.

It has been reported that this large increase in tax prices would also double the price of cigarettes in streets of some countries. It is also said that tripling in taxes would narrow the price gap between the cheapest and most expensive cigarettes and will also limit the use of cigarettes by smokers.

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Archos Intends to Launch Number of ‘Smart’ Electronics Devices in Market

Archos Intends to Launch Number of ‘Smart’ Electronics Devices in Market

Archos, the French consumer electronics company, is planning to launch a number of ‘smart’ electronic devices in market in January. The company announced its new product line as a series of ‘connected objects’, ‘connected home’ and ‘connected self’.

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U.S. FDA Rejects Sanofi’s MS Treatment Drug, Lemtrada

U.S. FDA Rejects Sanofi’s MS Treatment Drug, Lemtrada

Sanofi arm Genzyme announced that it has failed to get approval for launch of its multiple sclerosis drug, Lemtrada, by the U.S. regulatory authority FDA. This failure has put a halt on company’s ambitions to grab a larger share of $20 billion market for the disease treatment in United States.

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World’s First Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Shows Improvement in France

World’s First Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Shows Improvement in France

According to a new report from Paris, a 75-year-old Frenchman, who was suffering with fatal heart disease, is showing fast recovery signs after a successful artificial heart implantation on 18 December. The self-regulating, artificial heart developed by French biomedical company Carmat was implanted in Paris.

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French Court Approves Millionaire Tax; 75 Percent Tax on High Income

French Court Approves Millionaire Tax; 75 Percent Tax on High Income

French top court has approved the high tax rate of 75% on ultra-rich individuals, receiving salary of one million euro or more. The French government led by President Francois Hollande has been criticized for high tax rate on millionaires. Constitutional council of France approved the tax on Sunday.

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French Firm Carmat Starts Human Trials of Artificial Heart

French Firm Carmat Starts Human Trials of Artificial Heart

French biomedical major Carmat has started human trials of artificial heart in Paris. The implant was done on Wednesday at Georges Pompidou Hospital and the patient was still in intensive care unit. Carmat co-founder Philippe Pouletty informed Le Monde newspaper regarding company’s first ever human trial of artificial heart.

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Neanderthals Cared for their Elders: Study

Neanderthals Cared for their Elders: Study

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences-published research has found that Neanderthals used to care for elderly people. The findings that have been based on 13 years of research have found an old Neanderthal burial ground in France.

The research carried out by France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has based its findings on excavations around the skeleton of an old Neanderthal man. It was in 1908 when the burial pit was found.

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Hydrogen Short-Cut May Lead To Cleaner Fuel

Hydrogen Short-Cut May Lead To Cleaner Fuel

The scientists have recently performed a procedure in which they have been able to create hydrogen by accelerating a natural process found in rocks. The rocks, which are used by the scientists in order to produced hydrogen, are taken from deep below the surface of the Earth.

The study shown on Sunday reveals that, this process might work as a short-cut in order to facilitate the wider use of clean fuel.

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