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May 30, 2015

May 29, 2015 — In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, ... read more

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Improve Bio-Oil Refining

May 29, 2015 — New catalyst structures based on multi-walled carbon nanotubes are set to make the refining of commodity chemicals and fuels from bio-oil more ... read more

Manipulating Cell Membranes Using Nanotubes

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a targeted method for opening up cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a waste-free and cost-effective approach for preparing complex organic molecules and revealing the physical nature of the processes that control the direction of chemical ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A new study shows potential for eye tests to be conducted easily and affordably using a smartphone ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers in Hong Kong have developed new technology that enables safer and more frequent screenings for ... read more

Testing for Tuberculosis Reliably and Quickly

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a simple diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The increasing inequality in income and wealth in recent years, together with excessive pay packages of CEOs in the U.S. and abroad, is of growing concern. Researchers have now examines income ... read more

Microbes Collected by Citizen Scientists and Grown on the International Space Station

May 27, 2015 — Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists in Project MERCCURI indicate that most ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Scientists have been researching the process of laser pulse filamentation -- the effect produced when a laser beam propagating in air focuses into a filament. The researchers discovered how this ... read more

Recharging Electric Vehicles in Private

May 27, 2015 — An electronic payment system developed in Singapore will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A medical researcher is developing a robot that can conduct prenatal ultrasound exams on pregnant women in remote ... read more

May 27, 2015 — An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A biosensor capable of sensitively detecting influenza viruses has potential for improving clinical diagnosis of Influenza ... read more

Sing-a-Long Software Can Brings Sweet Melody to Any Cacophonous Cry

May 27, 2015 — Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous ... read more

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food

May 27, 2015 — A new tool could detect whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or ... read more

3D Printing Technique Explored to Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

May 27, 2015 — Researchers have explored how 3D printing can be used to help treat type 1 diabetes. The 3D printing technique, known as bioplotting, has taken researchers one step closer to being able to help ... read more

Restricting Firearms Access for People Who Misuse Alcohol May Prevent Violence

May 29, 2015 — Restricting access to firearms for people who misuse alcohol could prevent firearm violence, but policies that more clearly define alcohol misuse should be developed to facilitate enforcement, ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of ... read more

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