View of lake and villas, in Lutry, Switzerland.
Imagine your favourite city. Now imagine the same city with more people. Lots and lots more people ! A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.
Little girl playing with colors.
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“As an independent, non-governmental organization, ISO plays a key role in defining standards that will help support innovation. This is fundamental in accelerating results,” says Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), in the latest issue of ISOfocus magazine.
Two scientists analyzing milk in a beaker.
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Infant formula is perhaps one of the most highly regulated foodstuffs in the world, so checking the exact composition is a rigorous affair. ISO is developing a series of standards for verifying many of the ingredients, to demonstrate the product is safe for consumption and contains what it says on the...
this is very old Chinese traditional herbal medicine ancient book(Golden Mirror of Medicine),from qing dynasty have more than 200 years(maybe 18th century).the book records the use of acupuncture,herbal medicine and book of changes with chinese script.It is preserved complete by one chinese doctor of my grandfather.
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Moxibustion is a form of acupuncture that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine by doctors and therapists for thousands of years, and its usage is increasing worldwide. To ensure the safety and quality of the instrument that is used, a new International Standard has just been published.
Dentists with a patient during a dental intervention. Dentist  Concept
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the government department that regulates the medical devices sector, announced its intention to use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation.
Big traffic jam of trucks on a highway.
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We are all suffocating in the heat of global warming, as the recent European heatwave lays testament to – and it may soon become the norm. A study showed that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise as they do, by 2100 74 % of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves . The only...
Row of electric meters, measuring power use.
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Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency are at the forefront of the global climate change agenda. ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated.
A satellite.
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Space is all the rage, so it seems. The number of small spacecraft – including satellites – being manufactured has rocketed in recent years, and future forecasts are equally explosive. The first-ever internationally agreed requirements have just been published, enabling the industry to cruise even higher.
Group of people seated on chairs, while waiting for a job interview.
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An organization’s greatest asset is its employees, but the impact that new recruits have on a company’s success is sometimes less clear. Or is it?
Life raft in stormy seas.
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With more people heading out to sea over summer, safety onboard – and overboard – is under the spotlight. International guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats have just been updated.