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Using nanoparticles to detect deadly viruses

Medicine, Science04 Apr 2017The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A system composed of two different types of nanoparticles can be used to accurately, sensitively and quickly detect viruses.
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How to catch phish

Technology04 Apr 2017Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
A practical anti-phishing tool for the Internet can secure electronic communications, enhance confidence in e-commerce sites, and reduce consumer and business financial losses.
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The power of day care

People04 Apr 2017International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
One of the first, formal evaluations of a day care program in India for lowincome households could provide empirical evidence that will improve gender equality across the country and beyond.
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Crocodile conservation gets up close and personal

Culture, Science28 Mar 2017Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Scientists have established the first semen collection from saltwater crocodiles in Malaysia as a step on the path toward their conservation.
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Osteoporosis: Kill the messenger

Medicine27 Mar 2017Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
A non-coding RNA molecule, which sends chemical messages from bone-absorbing to bone-forming cells, could be playing a role in osteoporosis.
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Sensing harmful molecules with light

Technology22 Mar 2017National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Ultra-sensitive devices are being developed to detect biological and chemical compounds.
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Hand-held X-ray sources

Technology20 Mar 2017The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Electronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop—or even handheld— source of X-rays a reality.
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Controlling turtle motion with human thought

Technology15 Mar 2017Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korean researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal’s movement with human thought.
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Smelling pneumonia-causing bacteria in our breath

Medicine, Science15 Mar 2017Asia Research News
Analysing compounds of bacterial origin in our breath may help to identify a serious pneumonia-causing pathogen.
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Looking for signs of the first stars

Science13 Mar 2017Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
It may soon be possible to detect the universe’s first stars by looking for the blue colour they emit on explosion.

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