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Even if you love olives out of the jar, chances are you wouldn't like them straight off the tree. When freshly-picked, they contain bitter-tasting chemical compounds that have to be removed via an environmentally-iffy process. According to a new study, however, there could be a greener alternative... Continue Reading Scientists develop eco-friendlier way of making olives palatable Categor
Parched land areas covered in withering flora can be a pretty sure indicator of drought, but the state of affairs beneath the Earth's surface is a critical factor too. Advanced scientific instruments in orbit around the planet have given us the ability to track its stocks of groundwater resources, which researchers are now figuring out how to tap into to build more accurate predictions of
Some seafood aficionados swear that you just have to try pufferfish sushi – unfortunately, though, if it isn't prepared correctly, it'll kill you. Scientists from China and the UK have developed a safer alternative, by replicating the flavor of the fish without any of the poison... Continue Reading Scientists safely reproduce the taste of toxic pufferfish – fugu tofu, anyone? Category: Sc
Like so many other diseases, tuberculosis is becoming increasingly resistant to treatment by antibiotics. There may be hope, however, as scientists have developed a new vitamin-based treatment which could both halt the disease, and prevent antibiotic-resistance from developing further... Continue Reading Scientists develop new treatment for antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis Category: Medi
An international team of researchers has, for the first time, demonstrated that by fixing a common glitch in photosynthesis, a crop's yield could be improved by around 40 percent. The landmark study suggests optimizing a plant's photosynthetic efficiency could significantly increase worldwide food productivity... Continue Reading Scientists hack plant photosynthesis to boost crop yields by
Coming up with potent anti-cancer drugs is one thing, delivering them to the site of a tumor inside the body is very much another. With a complicated organism guarded by a highly evolved immune system to navigate, getting these particles to there target in one piece is a challenging task, and one that scientists are continuing to tackle from all angles. A promising new approach developed a
It sounds like a scene from Ant-Man, but this is very much real life: scientists at MIT have devised a super shrinking system that can produce 3D nanoscale versions of much larger, custom-made objects – reducing them to around one thousandth the size of the originals... Continue Reading MIT scientists can now shrink 3D objects down to one thousandth of the size Category: 3D Printing Tags
there is a metal kilogram weight deemed so perfect it is kept in an underground vault in paris - now its getting the boot. The post say goodbye to the kilogram as scientists vote to replace it appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The mystery of the evolutionary history of a highly unusual Caribbean monkey has finally been solved. Xenothrix, a long-extinct primate, was so unlike any other living monkey that no-one could agree what it was related to or how it evolved. Thanks to DNA analysis we now know that it is most closely related to South America's titi monkeys... Continue Reading Scientists crack the mystery of
The ways modern science has harnessed the waste products of the human body for good may surprise, with researchers recently using urine to power mobile phones, hydrogen vehicles and even form biological concrete. Now a team from the University of Cape Town has developed what it says is the world's first biological brick made with human urine, with the strength able to be tweaked to serve a


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