Bred samverkan i forskningsmotionerna

Igår kom Miljöpartiets forskningspolitiska motion, Socialdemokraternas forskningspolitiska motion och Vänsterpartiets forskningspolitiska motion som svar på regeringens forsknings- och innovationsproposition. Vi på VA var självklart nyfikna på vad som stod om samverkansuppgiften i motionerna.

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Fancy a job predicting disasters?

Hurricane Sandy, sweeping the East Coast of the USA, has been predicted with great accuracy. The people in New York and surrounding areas were evacuated where necessary; the authorities gave a clear and unambiguous message and the loss of life has been minimal. Buildings have on the whole survived intact, a testament to building standards in New York State.

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Salt: the new Tobacco?

The UK Department of Health announced this week that the salt reduction programme introduced ten years ago is working. The average Brit consumes 1.5g less salt a day. With an average daily intake of 8.1g there is still some way to go to reach the target of 6.0g, but estimates suggest that around 8.500 lives are being saved as a result of this reduction.

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