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Soon, glass that bends but doesn’t break

January 30, 2014 4:44:59 pm

Previous attempts to recreate the structures of nacre have proved to be challenging, according to Barthelat.

NASA to make water on Moon and oxygen on Mars

January 30, 2014 4:14:43 pm

The Moon mission will be the US space agency's first attempt to demonstrate in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) beyond Earth.

Find of the century: A new river dolphin in Brazil

January 28, 2014 3:24:44 pm

The discovery of the dolphin species "Inia araguaiaensis" was announced earlier this week

NASA rover finds Mars had life-friendly fresh water

January 24, 2014 12:50:41 pm

Opportunity is examining the rim of the Endeavour Crater and has driven 38.7 kilometres from where it landed on January 24, 2004.

Internet may help predict disease outbreak

January 19, 2014 4:10:05 pm

The study found that social media and micoblogs including Twitter and Facebook could also be effective in detecting disease outbreaks.

EXPRESS READING: Nest, Google’s Smart Contact Lenses and Apple in China

January 19, 2014 10:05:55 am

The best tech reads from around the web. This week’s readings are focused on John Legere, Nest, Google's Smart Contact Lenses,

Brain can ‘see’ in the blink of an eye

January 17, 2014 4:58:54 pm

The study was published in the journal Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

Why birds fly in V formation decoded

January 16, 2014 2:38:36 pm

Researchers found that birds flap their wings at just the right time so as maximise an updraft and minimise a downdraft.

New model helps predict when cyberattacks may happen

January 16, 2014 2:10:04 pm

Focusing on the timing of cyber conflict, the model analyses when an attacker is most motivated to exploit a system.

In boost to infertility treatment, govt allows import of frozen embryos

January 16, 2014 1:15:38 pm

Allowing the import of human embryos for artificial reproduction will open up a huge segment of the medical tourism market.

Younger people have ‘high definition’ memories, can retrieve them better than the aged

January 15, 2014 2:50:00 pm

Younger people seem to have better memories because they are able to retrieve them in higher definition, scientists have found.

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

January 9, 2014 2:14:22 pm

Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for adult white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Mars rover photographs featured at US museum

January 8, 2014 3:58:18 pm

Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars for a 90-day mission, one is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the planet’s surface. Now the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is presenting more than 50 of the best photographs from the two rovers known as Spirit […]

‘Artificial cannabis’ may be used to reduce pain, joint inflammation of arthritis patients

January 7, 2014 6:45:05 pm

The substance inhibits a pain-sensing pathway in the spinal cord known as the cannabinoid receptor 2.