International Asteroid Day

International Asteroid Day June 30th 2022

International Asteroid Day has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as June 30th. It is observed annually on the anniversary of the largest extra-terrestrial impact in modern history, the 1908 Tunguska blast in Siberia. On that date, an asteroid estimated to be 43 yards across flattened 770 square miles of unpopulated forest in Siberia. The mission is to raise global awareness about asteroids as well as to “inspire, engage and educate the public about asteroids opportunities and risks”- this includes reaching research goals into asteroids and planetary defence.

Of course, this is all made possible by innovations in the field of space exploration – take a look at three exciting innovations which are allowing us to deepen knowledge of space and asteroids! More…

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022

Droughts are among one of the greatest threats to sustainable development, among developing countries and developed countries alike. Studies have estimated that by 2050, over 75% of the global population will be affected by drought. The UN has designated the 17th of June as a World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, in order to raise awareness about the probable threat of extreme water shortages if we do not collectively act to treat land as a limited and precious natural capital. The UNCCD says that “everyone has a role to play, because everyone has a stake in the future”. More…

World Bicycle Day 2022

The UN has designated 3rd June 2022 as World Bicycle Day, to celebrate the associated benefits of cycling and the invention of the bicycle. So why celebrate the bicycle? Firstly, cycling is a great and universally accessible way to stay fit and healthy, considered by the World Health Organisation as a pathway to better health. Next, for those who cannot afford private vehicles or transportation, cycling presents itself as an economic mode of transport which can, again, bridge inequalities. More…

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Global Patent Data Coverage in

Global patent data coverage in PatBase

Minesoft is continuously investing in broadening the coverage and quality of the patent data available within our web-based solutions to provide our users with the most comprehensive set of data available. Our full text coverage has been further expanded to 83 collections, with the addition of:


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Trending Innovations in Dental Tech

A dental services report conducted by Healthwatch England has illustrated the difficulties that are experienced by people trying to access dental services in the UK. Waiting list time has been exacerbated by pandemic pressures, with some people waiting anywhere between a few months to three years to get an NHS appointment. A further NHS study has explored the other reasons that people may face reduced access to oral healthcare: 27% of respondents avoid dental treatments altogether due to the costs and 23% of respondents only visit the dentist when they require treatment due to fear of the dentist. More…

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World Creativity & Innovation Day
2022: A look into the innovations
paving the way for the future

The UN has designated April 21 as “World Creativity and Innovation Day”. It has been established as a day of observance to encourage the use of creativity and innovation as a primary tool in problem solving regarding “all aspects of human development”.

The main goal of this of this day is to encourage both individuals and countries alike to utilise a holistic and creative-centric approach in their efforts to tackle sustainability and human development issues. The UN explained that creativity is important as it “can provide solutions to some of the most pressing problems such as poverty eradication and the elimination of hunger.”

Take a look at the following innovations which are paving the way for the future, with creativity at the forefront of their solutions: