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If you see someone behaving strangely in a supermarket, staring at the ceiling or peering underneath the freezer cabinets, there is an increasing chance that they are not a thief but a start-up founder hunting for a business opportunity. Executives have taken to sneaking into local branches of Sainsbury’s and Tesco in recent months to …

The rise of robot therapy The pandemic has starved many people of social interaction, the simple human need to have someone to talk to. Instead, we have had to make do with Zoom and phone calls. But now that we have become used to digital companionship, the next step could be replacing the person on …

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says ‘The biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital.’ So it seems the smart money knows that debt – which is usually involved in …

It sounds like something straight out of Q’s laboratory in a 1960s James Bond film. When boffins from Oxford start-up Adaptix first met with officials from the Ministry of Defence two years ago, it didn’t take long for them to spot the potential of a cutting edge British technology. Adaptix, based on the Begbroke Science Park in …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Technology Innovations and Evolving Standard of Care Fueling Growth of the Global Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems Market, 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Hemodynamic monitoring aims to guide medical management of critically ill patients who are prone to hemodynamic instability. It performs the function of assessing the blood volume and oxygen perfusion, …

What are the latest restrictions? Two-thirds of the population of Wales are now living in lockdown, including the country’s capital Cardiff plus Swansea and Llanelli. Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan all had new restrictions introduced from September 28. The restrictions mean people should not meet indoors, aside from extended households, and nor should they enter …

The Government has secured the supply of 60 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed in France.  Valneva SE, a specialist vaccine company, announced a “major parternship” with the UK worth around £433 million. The doses will be provided in the second half of 2021.   There is an option for the Government to access …

As the UK’s Covid-19 cases continue to surge, there are rising concerns that more countries may introduce restrictions on British holidaymakers – rendering them off-limits until our own infection rate reduces.  Just as the UK has government-approved ‘travel corridors’, the likes of France, Greece and Spain have their own restrictions on overseas visitors – which, …

That initial enthusiasm, says Burke, has turned to weariness. Using technology is “kind of addictive, and it’s pleasurable for us, but I think a lot of us have gorged on it so much. I hear from a lot of people who are sick of Zoom calls and just want to actually have an experience properly …

Currently, the Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to the Maldives, and it remains off the UK’s quarantine-exempt list – despite the country having had consistently low infection rates, with only 28 recorded deaths. But, according to the Managing Director of MaldiMaves Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), talks are taking place at …