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Exhausting our green shipping options

Science, Technology24 Jun 2016The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Scientists in Singapore have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions targets.
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Turning sewage sludge into concrete

Technology24 Jun 2016Asia Research News
Researchers in Malaysia have discovered that dried sewage sludge could be recycled by adding it to cement to make concrete.
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Chaining up to move a hefty meal

Science24 Jun 2016Asia Research News
Researchers have documented the first known instance of insects moving prey by forming chains.
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Common chemical highly toxic to blood cell precursors

Medicine, Science23 Jun 2016CENTRE FOR COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION (CCI)-UKM
Malaysian scientists have provided evidence that a widely used chemical is more toxic to certain blood cell precursors in the bone marrow than to others.
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Exploring the prehistory of Palawan Island through human remains

Culture, People23 Jun 2016Asia Research News
Researchers are excavating human remains from caves in Palawan Island in the Philippines to learn more about the diversity of burial and other cultural practices over the past 10,000 years.
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Exploring the global flow of digital labour

People22 Jun 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
An international research team is investigating who benefits from the globalisation of online work, hoping to identify how government policies can help to avoid the creation of digital sweatshops.
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Computer models show park microclimates improve city life

People, Technology22 Jun 2016Asia Research News
Computer modelling based on microclimate data from a Malaysian public park has shown how adding trees and grass can improve living conditions in dense city cores.
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Green fluorescent protein a potential scaffold for protein assembly

Science, Medicine21 Jun 2016Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Scientists in Korea have developed a protein-scaffolding tool that paves the way for the assembly of diverse proteins with defined structures and functions.
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Philippine fishing and its links to Japan’s “sea women”

Culture, People21 Jun 2016Asia Research News
A researcher at the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is studying the ancient Japanese culture of “ama” – women who traditionally free-dive in the sea in search of seaweed, lobsters, snail “turbo” shells and, in the distant past, pearls – and its potential connections to Philippine maritime cultures.
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Gold dust to control stem cells

Medicine, Science17 Jun 2016National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Researchers in Japan have shown that modified gold nanoparticles can be used to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone.

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