Tag Archives: research

A refreshing sensor

Alcohol may come in a variety of different forms, from fine wine to cold ciders; the environment and situation which one    ... more

A miracle material

Scientists from Queens University Belfast have published new research, which suggests the discovery of a new material, which may revolutionise the    ... more

Flying into space

Beginning its construction in 1998, when the first module was launched, NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) took over 115 space flights to compete.    ... more

Bringing energy into performance

According to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University, children who take part in lessons, which include physical activity, show an increase    ... more

A genetic discovery

In a collaborative study, led by University College London (UCL) in partnership with Imperial College London, two institutes set out to    ... more

From the tropical wildness

Aloe vera is a plant which grows wild in tropical climates all over the world. It seems to be a plant    ... more

Voluntary well-being

The act of volunteering may be an activity undertaken for several reasons. Whether seeking to meet new people, gain new skills    ... more

Genetic data storage

In human beings and other organisms, there is a hereditary material in each cell known as deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA as    ... more

The human bond

The human brain is believed to be the most complex organ in the body, responsible for processing information, regulating important functions    ... more

Thawing through the law

Last week, the landmark case regarding the cryonic freezing of a terminal 14 year-old was settled by the Honorable Mr. Justice    ... more

A ferm hypothesis

Particle physics has seen a week of new discoveries, having found evidence of two theoretical particles - the “Weyl Fermion” and    ... more

A leg to stand on

An innovative prosthetic leg design that anchors directly onto the bone has just been approved by the FDA. The design may    ... more

Spark of mystery

In a world-first, researchers appear to have discovered a material that may act as both a conductor and an insulator simultaneously,    ... more

A mammoth task

A team of researchers at the University of Chicago carried out the first in-depth analysis of the woolly mammoth genome recently.    ... more

Renaissance lizards

The world’s first example of climate-induced sex reversal in the wild was discovered last week. The finding was published on the    ... more

Getting a fix on DNA

A team of researchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, led by Professor Vasily M. Studitsky has found an entirely new    ... more

New blood

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced the first trial to give synthetic blood to human volunteers. Scientists are aiming    ... more

On another planet

There seems to be a considerable buzz around Mars as the next ‘giant leap for mankind’. In particular, the crowd funded    ... more

Flashing into view

Researchers at the INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) in Canada may have unearthed a way to guide electrical discharges    ... more

Might still waters run deep?

Saturn’s moon Titan beholds vast seas and lakes brimming with liquid hydrocarbons, however what causes this has proven a secret. Using    ... more

Broad strokes

A new test might be able to detect every virus that someone has ever harboured from a single drop of blood.    ... more

A wider frame of mind

The most comprehensive evidence to date of schizophrenia’s causes has been produced by an international team of scientists led by researchers    ... more

Shape-shifting, scuttling, microbots

Researchers from MIT and Technische Universität München unfurled an untethered miniature origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims, and degrades at ICRA    ... more

Refreshing the memory

According to new research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), memories that have “vanished” through amnesia might now possibly be restored.    ... more

Knee-deep in data

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reportedly developing computer tools as part of its Memex programme to probe the    ... more

Teenage breakthrough

As a 15-year-old sophomore at North County High School, Maryland, US, Jack Andraka may be far from an average young man.    ... more

A CRISPR understanding

Last week, Nature Biotechnology published a report voicing thoughts from leading researchers, ethicists and business leaders from across the world on    ... more

Bridging an ancient gap

Within deep hydrothermal vents beneath the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered an organism that may be the evolutionary link between simple    ... more

Ahead of the pack

A newly discovered type of stem cell may allow human organ tissue to be grown inside large animals for research and    ... more

A rush of blood

Scientists have discovered an enzyme that may be able to change a person’s blood type by cutting away antigens in types    ... more

Age before science

Scientists may have learned how to reverse human ageing. Researchers from the Salk Institute in the US and the Chinese Academy    ... more

Bare-bones investigation

The Museum of London has reportedly announced new, ground-breaking research to be undertaken on skeletons from the collection, adding to their    ... more

Hot off the press

A team at the University of Utah has just announced the discovery of a vast magma reservoir underneath Yellowstone National Park    ... more

An idle brain

Researchers at Northwestern University in the US appear to have progressed brain-like’ computing further than ever before. The human brain –    ... more

A star springs to life

Complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, have been detected in a young star system for the first time. The    ... more

NASA flexes their muscles

Last night, NASA rocketed off an advanced material from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station aiming to examine    ... more

Improved research resources

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that more than £300m is going to be spent on research into dementia. The Prime    ... more

Research and future innovation

A new fund launched by the UK government aims to resolve the need for aid in 15 countries by fostering ties    ... more

Tailored transport customization

According to a recent analysis by global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the smart city concept is starting to take hold    ... more

Genetic insight from Africa

All the information necessary to describe a living organism is contained within its genome, typically the DNA. Given the wide spectrum    ... more

Unveiling mechanisms of social learning

The Latin phrase ‘tabula rasa’ refers to the idea that people are born as empty slates, filled in by experience and    ... more

Nature takes its course

The leading publishing company Macmillan Science and Education launched a new initiative last week that allows subscribers of the scientific journal    ... more

Home grown prostheses

Accumulation of technological advancements in the renewables sector, finally results in an historic moment when a nation, namely Scotland, owes its    ... more

Power of the fish bone

Developing technological advancements allowing humanity to take advantage of the great array of resources available on the planet is one thing.    ... more

Mind over matter, controlling gene expression

Every gene is controlled by a complex regulatory system that ensures when and how the information it contains is going to    ... more

Hidden potential of the virome

The human body is a complex and sophisticated structure comprising of about 37.2 trillion cells according to a recent estimate. What    ... more

An abundance of life in unexpected places

Typically ecosystem services and biodiversity are mainly associated with natural ecosystems. Yet a recent study, to be published in the upcoming    ... more

Proactive protection from above

Taking effective action to address environmental issues may produce productive, measurable results. This appears to be the case for the restoration    ... more

A hive of sweet discovery

The honeybee brings colour and diversity to the landscape, as it pollinates flowers and delivers food to the rest of its    ... more

A super-food medicine

Scaling the terrains of South-East Asia, the root, turmeric (or haldi), has been used in pastes, desserts, dishes and juices. Hailed    ... more