Backpack exoskeleton makes walking easier by taking the strain off knee muscles

Walking upright is one of the things that makes us human, but it’s not the most efficient form of transport. Now researchers in Canada have developed a lightweight exoskeleton that reduces the amount of energy needed to walk. The device, the bulk of which is housed in a backpack, could allow a person to walk farther … Read more

Big Carl takes the strain: World’s largest crane lifts steel ring into place at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl takes the strain: World’s largest crane lifts 1,600-ton steel ring as Britain’s latest nuclear power plant takes shape at Hinkley Point The 820ft tall crane is being used in the construction of a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point C, Somerset It will help to lift a 55ft tall 154ft wide metal ring … Read more

California variant accounts for 52% of cases there while UK strain TRIPLES in Ohio 

Coronavirus variants are continuing to spread across the United States, accounting for more and more cases.   California‘s homegrown variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429, now makes up more than half of infections in the state and 20 to 40 percent of cases elsewhere. Meanwhile, the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7, has spread to every single state and … Read more

Matt Hancock hails Novavax jab’s 86.3% effectiveness against Kent Covid strain

Matt Hancock last night hailed the Novavax vaccination’s 86.3 per cent effectiveness against the Kent strain of Covid-19. The Health Secretary confirmed the UK has 60 million doses of the jab, developed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on order ahead of its approval by the medicines regulator. He said: ‘Really encouraging results from Novavax tonight on its efficacy against variants.  ‘We’ve … Read more

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus

BREAKING NEWS: Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine prevents 96% of infections against original strain of the virus including 86.3% of UK ‘super-covid’ cases – but is only 55.4% effective against the South Africa variant Novavax’s vaccine uses synthesized pieces of the surface protein that the coronavirus uses to invade human cells and spurs antibody production In a … Read more

Missing patient with Brazilian Covid strain is FOUND after nationwide hunt 

Missing patient with Brazilian Covid strain is FOUND: Passenger who flew into UK then vanished sparking frantic nationwide hunt and ‘surge testing’ is finally located after three weeks By Mark Duell for MailOnline Published: 15:37 GMT, 5 March 2021 | Updated: 15:49 GMT, 5 March 2021 The mystery person in Britain infected with the Brazil … Read more

UK Covid variant will become dominant strain in Germany ‘soon’

The British variant of coronavirus is set to become the dominant strain in Germany, further adding to the country’s woes on top of its slow vaccine roll-out. Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute which tracks Germany’s outbreak, revealed on Friday that the more-infectious variant now makes up around 40 per cent of new … Read more

Ryan Thomas admits frequent travels to Manchester put a ‘strain’ on Lucy Mecklenburgh relationship

Ryan Thomas had admitted that travelling to Manchester to visit daughter Scarlett has put a ‘strain’ on his relationship with fiancé Lucy Mecklenburgh. The former Coronation Street star, 36, lives in Essex with his former TOWIE star partner Lucy, 29, and their 11-month-old son Roman, but Scarlett, 12, lives in Manchester with her mum Tina O’Brien, … Read more

Brazilian mutant Covid strain arrives in UK

Six cases of the troublesome Brazilian variant of coronavirus which scientists believe is more contagious and responds less well to vaccines been found in Britain, officials announced today.   Three cases of the mutant variant first detected in Manaus in the South American country have been found in Scotland after flying into Aberdeen from Brazil via Paris … Read more

Is Cali’s super-covid the most worrying strain yet

Since the novel coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019, several variants have emerged from across the world. Most of the attention has been focused on highly contagious variants first identified in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil, all of which have since quickly spread. But a new homegrown variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429, … Read more