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The bacteria that could fight the Zika virus

In recent months the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus has been a subject of much concern in the Americas. The virus was originally isolated in Uganda in...

Tardigrades revived after being frozen for 30 years

After having been frozen for more than 30 years, three Tardigrades have successfully been revived by researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research in...

SharkCam attack shows shark hunting techniques

Jaws showed that sharks can be scary and compelling at the same time – so it’s not surprising that there was massive online interest in...

SpaceX launches, lands Falcon 9 rocket successfully

Elon Musk’s startup SpaceX has successfully launched and landed its unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, bringing in a new era of reusable rockets. The Falcon 9...

Glowing wound dressing warns of bacterial infection

The most common infections in burn wounds are caused by bacteria. These infections are not only difficult to spot, but if left untreated could lead...

Virtual injury simulation could aid field treatment

Researchers from the University of California have adapted Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) to illustrate vessel damage and injury. SPH is a computational method that simulates...

Sea ice as indicator of climate change

In an effort to understand the impact of climate change the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Climate Change Initiative. Over the last decade the...

Ouarzazate solar plant in Morocco will supply power to more than a million

Called one of the most ambitious renewable energy programs by the World Bank, the Ouarzazate solar plant in Morocco will soon start generating electricity. This...

Light powers zippy nano-submarines

Nano-submarines powered by light may not be much use in warfare – think nano-sized torpedoes vs a typical aircraft carrier – but there’s certainly hope in...

Fordite looks like agate, comes from car factories

To the untrained eye, the semi-precious stone pictured above looks like agate. Called Fordite, Detroit or Motor Agate, this enamel material isn’t a semi-precious stone...

Ancient board game found in Chinese tomb

Archaeologists have discovered pieces from an ancient board game in a 2 300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou City in China. The board game pieces were excavated...

Pedalling to power rural homes?

Imagine pedalling for an hour to power your home for 24 hours. Well, if you don’t have an abundance of appliances this could be plausible....

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