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Lead in children’s blood linked with behavioural and emotional problems

Emotional and behavioural problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems...

Saliva powers tiny microbial fuel cell

Fossil fuels are old-school. A newly identified renewable energy source is safe, portable – and free. It’s called saliva...

Sandia to transfer Copperhead IED detection tech to US Army

Sandia is transferring its Copperhead IED detection tech to the US Army to support combat military personnel by uncovering improvised explosive devices...

Tiny molecules may help battle depression

Scientists believe that a tiny molecule could hold the key to identifying people who suffer from depression and helping them to deal with it...

Heart-shocking shirt could save lives

Students at JHU have designed a lightweight, shirt-like garment to deliver lifesaving shocks to patients experiencing serious heart problems...

Green aircraft uses 70 per cent less fuel than current planes

An MIT-led team has designed a green aircraft that is estimated to use 70 per cent less fuel than current planes while also lowering emissions...

Soft robotics aims to mitigate the flaws of hard robots

The goal of soft robotics is to build autonomous machines out of malleable materials that work better in sensitive sites such as disaster areas...

Chimpanzees like music with a different beat

Chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the APA...

Rosetta arrives at comet destination after 10 years

On 6 August 2014, ESA’s Rosetta arrived at its comet destination after a 10 year-journey, becoming the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet...

Is it time to stop babying Mars?

For decades the ethos of planetary protection prevailed. Now some scientists say these precautions are undermining the search for life on Mars...

World Science Festival 2014: how to unlock curious minds

The World Science Festival 2014 in New York was a five-day celebration of all that’s good about science. PM editor Alan Duggan went along for...

The secret behind a mollusc’s bioceramic armour

Researchers have unearthed the secret behind the Placuna placenta mollusc’s bioceramic armour - one that's not only very tough, but also optically clear...

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