WHO to ‘ramp-up’ support to 15 African nations to prevent Ebola from spreading beyond subcontinent

London, Oct 17 (ANI): In an attempt to prevent Ebola from spreading beyond the three worst-hit African nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to prioritize a few countries in the subcontinent above others.

WHO official Isabelle Nuttall said while addressing the press in Geneva that 15 African nations are being prioritized which means that they would receive more help in areas including prevention and protection, reported the BBC.

She said that the UN agency would “ramp-up” support to the 15 nations and will work with them on a plan. Nuttall added that action areas would include, rapid response teams, engagement at community level, training in infection prevention and protection and having laboratories in place.

Brit couple receives SMS from dead grandma’s number

Johannesburg, Oct 17 (ANI): A British couple got the shock of their lives when they received an uplifting message from their dead grandmother’s number, with whom they had even buried her phone.

The pair was close to late Lesley Emerson and used to comfort themselves by texting messages to the phone they had buried with her 3 years ago, however, one day they received a cheery reply to their text saying “I’m watching over you and it’s all going to get better. Just push through,” News24.com reported.

Turned out that despite asking not to sell of the number, the phone company had sold it off to a new subscriber, who was unaware of its spooky provenance.

Sheri Emerson said that since they knew they would never get any reply to their tests, they were stunned when the message flashed up.

Now, ‘metal ball’ fusion reactor that can power earth forever

London, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a metal ball shaped fusion reactor that may be able to save the world by powering it forever.

The little ball of metal has been created by boffins at Lockheed Martin and can produce infinite amounts of power without the need for fuel and can even send us to Mars and back, the Daily Star reported.

Lockheed’s website explains the technology saying that to mimic the energy created by the sun and control it here on earth, they are creating a concept that can be contained using a magnetic bottle, which is able to handle extremely hot temperatures, reaching hundreds of millions of degrees.

The heat energy created using this compact fusion reactor will drive turbine generators by replacing the combustion chambers with simple heat exchangers and the turbines will then generate electricity or the propulsive power for a number of applications.