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Around the World 07/12 - Morning Edition Updated: 2010-07-12 00:00:00 KST

[Reporter : ] Over in the UK, a team of scientists is busy working on a new project, dedicated to creating an intelligent bandage that could save lives.
Though they've only just begun their research, expectations are high.

Researchers at the University of Bath led by Dr. Toby Jenkins are working hard to develop a dual purpose bandage that reacts when burn wounds become infected.
Such infections can lead to toxic shock syndrome, which could be fatal, especially for children.
The team has been conducting tests on fabric covered with microscopic bacterial matter.
The completed product will automatically release antibiotics directly to the wound, and then the bandage will change color which would alert doctors or the patient that infection is starting to take place in the wounded area.
This six million dollar project is funded by the European Commission and partners from various European nations and Australia.

Five-time Grammy Award winner Usher is set to hold his first concert in Beijing, China as part of his seventh album promotional tour in Asia.
He will be joined by Taiwanese superstar Wang Leehom on stage
His latest concert also aims to speak up against racial bias.
The two musicians have some more things in common other than their immense popularity.
They both have multi-faceted careers in acting, producing and philanthropy.
Taiwanese musician Jay Chou who mentioned time and again that Usher was a major inspiration in his music, wanted to collaborate with the multi-platinum recording artist.
But Usher said that he chose Leehom over Jay, because he loved Wang's music which fuses Western and Eastern styles while using both traditional and modern instruments.
A concert in China can be difficult for most Western stars, as the country is strict regarding lyrics, choreography and even costumes worn during the concerts.

Three electrical engineering students of the Palestine Polytechnic University designed what may be the first solar powered car in the country.
The students started the project from zero.
So it's no surprise that they spent a great portion of the two-month period looking for materials to construct the eco-friendly vehicle with.
Their creation which looks similar to a golf cart, uses 12 batteries that generate around 24 volts, and can reach speeds of around 30 kilometers per hour.
It is equipped with reflective panels that can harness the sun's energy and convert it into electricity.
Their supervisor Zuhdi Salha praised the students' achievements and added that with proper financial support from the Palestinian Authority, the vehicle can be 100 percent ready for the road.
The green car that is waiting to be marketed is named TMT, after the initials of the three student creators.
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