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Map of diamond-boron bond paves way for new materials

Science, Technology15 Jun 2016National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Scientists in Japan have successfully recorded the atomic bonds between diamond and cubic boron nitride: the hardest known materials on earth. This feat could ultimately lead to the design of new types of semiconductors.
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Nanotech extends shelf life of fresh fruit

Science15 Jun 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
An international research team is developing nanotechnology-based applications of hexanal, a natural plant extract that extends the storage life of harvested fruit.
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Speaking in song

Science, Technology13 Jun 2016The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
New singalong software brings sweet melody to any cacophonous cry.
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Will Asia adopt a clean energy future?

People13 Jun 2016International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Asian countries have begun the long road toward clean energy. The challenges, however, are immense.
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Research shows high cancer death rates in Asia

Medicine, Science07 Jun 2016University of Malaya
Asia has one of the lowest overall cancer rates globally, but cancer patients are more likely to die there than most other regions.
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Uncovering dark matter is possible, but not simple

Science07 Jun 2016Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
The latest results from an underground detector in Japan looking for dark matter have reignited the debate about its identity.
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Superfilter nanomask protects from invisible killers

Science, Technology06 Jun 2016The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Scientists have invented an easily breathable nanomask that can filter incredibly tiny particles, such as viruses and air pollutants.
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Growing sweet on tomatoes

Science06 Jun 2016Tohoku University
Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have developed a method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes.
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Finding superconducting needles in the metal haystack

Science, Technology03 Jun 2016National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
The discoverer of the first iron-based superconductor, one of Science magazine’s 2008 runner-up breakthroughs of the year, now reports finding around 100 new superconducting materials.
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Link found between stomach infection and Parkinson’s symptoms

Medicine, Science03 Jun 2016University of Malaya
Researchers report that a common bacterium infecting the human stomach has significant links with worsened symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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