Science

Research shows jumping spiders can hear

A new study has discovered that jumping spiders have a far acuter sense of hearing than previously thought....

Robot sweats to cool off

Robot sweats to cool off

This robot sweats with assistance from a unique cooling mechanism that evaporates water to cool its motors. Watch the video to check it out....

15 facts about the International Space Station

Here are 15 things you might not have known about the International Space Station. Some interesting insights about the International Space Station....

Goodbye, MythBusters

Goodbye, MythBusters

After filming the final episode of the phenomenon that was Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage reflect on the series that redefined science....

What is happening with today’s nutrition research?

The sugar industry paid off scientists in the 1960s. What about nutrition research today? ResearchGate spoke with the chief scientific adviser......

Clearing the air of atmospheric pollution

Atmospheric pollution is a given in South Africa’s industrial heartland, the Vaal Triangle. An innovative project that leverages Big Data and the Internet of Things...

Tiangong-1 space station is falling back to Earth

Chinese officials appear to have confirmed what many observers have long suspected: that China is no longer in control of its space station, the Tiangong-1....

New single-dose malaria treatment

A new single-dose malaria treatment could save 500,000 lives and help 200 million people. A study published recently in Nature identifies new compounds to fight...

Psittacosaurus: the most accurate dinosaur replica ever made

Scientists used laser imaging to discover what the Psittacosaurus dinosaur looked like, uncovering details about its habitat in the process....

Biofuel takes off

Biofuel takes off

Air travel is predicted to treble in the next two decades. We will need nearly 40 000 new commercial aircraft and aviation biofuel....

Scientists disprove three-second rule

Your chocolate tumbles to the ground, you yell "three-second rule!" and eat it. But researchers have found bacteria can contaminate food instantaneously....

Tasmanian devils evolve facial cancer resistance

Facing extinction, the Tasmanian devils have fought back against a transmissible facial cancer that has devastated their populations....

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