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ROBOTS AS TOOLS AND PARTNERS IN REHABILITATION

In future decades, the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients' rate...

LACK OF FUNDING LEAVES WORLD'S ROADS IN DISREPAIR

In an age of austerity and budget cutbacks, the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, has put the spotlight clearly on the lack of...

 
 
 

NEW TELESCOPE CHASES THE MYSTERIES OF RADIO FLASHES AND DARK ENERGY

South Africa is becoming one of the world's most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the...

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NATURAL PLANT-BASED FOOD PRESERVATIVE

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than...

 
 
 

MICROFLUIDIC CHIP FOR ANALYSIS OF SINGLE CELLS

A few little cells that are different from the rest can have a big effect. For example, individual cancer cells may be resistant to...

IS WALMART'S TECH INVESTMENT IN SAN DIEGO A SIGN OF BIGGER THINGS TO COME?

A technology company moving from a dated 9,000 square-foot office to a modern 30,000 square-foot space usually doesn't portend a major...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS EXAMINE THE RELATIVE IMPACT OF PROXIMITY TO SEED SOURCES

A new research study published in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management tackles an important, unresolved question in the...

WHY MOSQUITOES BITE SOME PEOPLE MORE THAN OTHERS

Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders...

 
 
 

APPROVAL OF FIRST RNA INTERFERENCE DRUG - WHY THE EXCITEMENT?

Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. But this odd-sounding...

WARNING COLOURS ARE GETTING WARMER

As temperatures in Australia and around the world increase, for hibiscus harlequin bugs, the future is orange.

 
 
 

PIGS FORM A VISUAL CONCEPT OF HUMAN FACES

Contrary to previous studies, pigs appear to have better visual discrimination abilities than had previously been assumed. Cognition...

RESEARCHERS USE BACTERIA TO CURE FUNGAL INFECTIONS

Researchers in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering have cured fungal infections...

 
 
 

A BEE ECONOMIST EXPLAINS HONEY BEES' VITAL ROLE IN GROWING TASTY ALMONDS

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy to grasp notion spreads,...

THE PLASTIC WASTE CRISIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE U.S. TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT RECYCLING AT HOME

A global plastic waste crisis is building, with major implications for health and the environment. Under its so-called "National Sword"...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS FIND TITANIUM DIOXIDE FROM SUNSCREEN IS POLLUTING BEACHES

Scientists have found that sunscreen from bathers releases significant quantities of polluting TiO2 into the sea. This has the potential...

SEEN FROM THE AIR, THE DRY SUMMER REVEALS AN ANCIENT HARVEST OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS

For an aerial archaeologist 2018 has been a bumper year. The long, hot summer has revealed ancient landscapes not visible from ground...

 
 
 

NEWLY DISCOVERED CLASS OF MOLECULES MAY BOOST CANCER VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Cancer vaccines are designed to heighten the immune system's awareness of a tumor's unique features, boosting its ability to recognize,...

ARE OUR WILD ANIMALS GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY?

For most of us, the body's deterioration is an unavoidable part of getting older. This age-related decline, known as "senescence",...

 
 
 

WHAT IS NASA'S HEAT MELT COMPACTOR?

Dealing with trash is a challenge wherever people work and live, and space is no exception. Astronauts produce a couple of pounds of...

ACCELERATION OF MOUNTAIN GLACIER MELT COULD IMPACT PACIFIC NORTHWEST WATER SUPPLIES

Accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in the Cascade Range could impact water supplies in the Pacific Northwest region over the...

 
 
 



OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 6T will launch as a T-Mobile exclusive in the US, according to reports, when the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone arrives later in the year. The deal will be a... Read more ...

HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

When HTC's U12+ came out earlier this year, it was only available in two colours in Canada: ‘Translucent Blue' and ‘Ceramic Black'. Starting today, it's also available in a new... Read more ...

Best Buy's 2-day anniversary sale has great deals on iPads, Apple Watch, and...

Best Buy's 2-day anniversary sale has great deals on iPads, Apple Watch, and more

Every year, in celebration of the store's anniversary, Best Buy holds a sale in which it slashes prices on dozens of popular items, from tablets to phones to computers. This... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch's New Bundle Packs In Two Games, But Only At One US Store

Nintendo Switch's New Bundle Packs In Two Games, But Only At One US Store

If you haven't picked up a Nintendo Switch yet, a new bundle offers a pretty good deal to get you started. The Walmart-exclusive set includes the console along with Mario... Read more ...

Elon Musk says he works 120 hours a week and doesn't leave the factory for...

Elon Musk says he works 120 hours a week and doesn't leave the factory for days at a time - but experts say that kind of work ethic is dangerous

Elon Musk reportedly works for 120 hours a week. That's three times the average work week in the US private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Overwork is an... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 20 Lite and its Kirin 710 are exposed by GeekBench

Huawei Mate 20 Lite and its Kirin 710 are exposed by GeekBench

According to a leaked benchmark, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be the second smartphone to feature the in-house made Kirin 710. While the chipset presence wasn't clearly... Read more ...

Watchmen Series Officially Ordered By HBO

Watchmen Series Officially Ordered By HBO

There have been rumors that HBO was considering picking up a new version of the Watchmen series, adapted for TV, for some time. Now, the company has announced it has officially... Read more ...

Google may launch its own smart screen this holiday season

Google may launch its own smart screen this holiday season

Google is already expected to launch new phones , a new Pixelbook , a new smartwatch, and new wireless earbuds this year, and now a rumor claims that Google is preppin yet... Read more ...

Watch the first trailer for Disney's new TV series, ‘Star Wars Resistance'

Watch the first trailer for Disney's new TV series, ‘Star Wars Resistance'

Nearly four months after its unveiling, Star Wars Resistance suddenly has a trailer and a release date. Announced back in April , Star Wars Resistance is a new anime-inspired... Read more ...

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update. Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new... Read more ...