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Let’s say Auf Wiedersehen to England’s embarrassing tuition fees

There was fury when Cologne’s vice-chancellor’s salary rose €55,000 in six years. It didn’t happen again. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo As pay scandals continue to embarrass British higher education, with university chiefs receiving eye-watering salaries and golden handshakes, it’s time to ask: why can’t we be more like Germany? A scandal erupted there a few years ago when the vice-chancellor of Cologne University increased his salary from €78,876 (£69,403) a year in 2006 to €133,781 in 2012. In 2014 a table revealing this was leaked, prompting outrage. Since then top salaries in German universities have been held in…

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Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize

Come December 10, the 45-member kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall will be buzzing with last-minute preparations. A contingent of 200 servers will serve 1,350 guests trying to best the previous record of fastest serving at the Nobel Banquet – 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Now, we are not quite sure whether 2016’s most controversial Nobel laureate Bob Dylan would be one of those dining or not (given the mystery that has continued ever since the award was announced on October 16), but 10 other laureates with their families, around…

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Novel device lets in three-D imaging of breast with much less radiation

Researchers have located a new device that allows for 3-D molecular breast pics at better resolution than contemporary 2-D scans whilst reducing down the radiation dosages. the new tool known as variable attitude slant hollow collimator or VASH collimator replaces a aspect in current molecular breast imagers. The findings showed that the VASH collimator may also allow existing breast cancer imagers to offer up to 6 times higher contrast of tumours in the breast even as keeping the same or better photograph first-rate. similarly, the device may even gift the…

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Google Drive Now Lets Users Select Which Folders to Sync

Google has rolled out a new feature for its Drive desktop app for Windows and OS X that will now allow users to select which folders or sub-folders they want to sync and deselect the ones they don’t. Announcing the new feature, Aakash Sahney, Google Drive Product Manager, confirmed that the new features will roll out to users over the next few weeks. In order to access the new folder sync option, users will need to tap Menu > Preference > Sync Options > Sync only these folders. Google explains…

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Google Voice Access Beta Lets You Control Your Smartphone by Voice

Google was supposed to introduce its ‘Voice Access’ service back at last year’s Google I/O conference, but never did so. The search giant has finally launched an ‘Voice Access’ beta app using which people can control several more features of their smartphones with voice commands. Users can now give commands such as ‘Open chrome’ to open the browser or ‘go home’ to navigate back to the handset’s home screen. Unlike other voice apps, the voice access beta app gives you access to some commands which can be used from anywhere…

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Google Voice Access Beta Lets You Control Your Smartphone by Voice

Google was supposed to introduce its ‘Voice Access’ service back at last year’s Google I/O conference, but never did so. The search giant has finally launched an ‘Voice Access’ beta app using which people can control several more features of their smartphones with voice commands. Users can now give commands such as ‘Open chrome’ to open the browser or ‘go home’ to navigate back to the handset’s home screen. Unlike other voice apps, the voice access beta app gives you access to some commands which can be used from anywhere…

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