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Offices grow ‘brains’ as companies seek to attract smarter workers

BERLIN: Employees will not need a key to get into the office of the future when it opens in Berlin this year, featuring ample meeting space, plenty of copy machines always stocked with paper along with high-quality air processed to maximize worker health and minimize sick time. Their smartphones will help guide them around their new workplace — and they may need the assistance because they will not have permanent desks. With technology changing how and where we work, property developers are tapping artificial…

Body cooling may help brain after cardiac arrest

NEW YORK: People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Reducing a comatose person's body temperature down to 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (C) - about 90 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (F) - for 24 hours after rescuing them from cardiac arrest is highly likely to improve brain outcomes, says the organization's new guideline. "This issue with brain protection after cardiac resuscitation has been an active…

Teachers should produce brains which could emerge as scientists: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said continuously new advancements are taking place in education and teachers should produce brains which in future could emerge as scientists. “Political stability and hard work will make Pakistan one of the top twenty-five economies of the world by 2025,” he said while addressing a prize distribution ceremony at a school in Lahore. He said optimistic approach was must to turn the dreams of progress into reality The minister said the…

Apple hiring big brains in car battery space

SAN FRANCISCO: A year and a half ago, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) had applied for just eight patents related to auto batteries. Recently, it has hired a bevy of engineers, just one of whom had already filed for 17 in his former career, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis.