Tag Archives: Natural sciences

18May/20

Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases using a new device that attacks pathogens in the air and on surfaces

PA Consulting and Hydroxyl Technologies Ltd seek commercial partners to rapidly manufacture a powerful device that uses hydroxyl radicals to neutralize coronaviruses and other pathogens in indoor spaces, protecting people as they go about their daily lives. Read more

09Oct/17

Dimming of star probably caused by dust, not alien structure: NASA

New research from NASA may have solved one of the most prevalent astronomy puzzles in recent years. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading

21Jan/17

China to build world’s brightest synchrotron radiation light source in Beijing

Beijing, China – Jan 20, 2017, China Central Television (CCTV)- China is to build the world’s brightest synchrotron radiation light source in Beijing during the 13th Five Year Plan period (2016-2020), according to a science seminar held in Beijing on Wednesday.
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15Nov/16

Kenya’s travelling telescope brings Supermoon even closer

On Monday (November 14) Kenyan astronomer, Susan Murabana set up her telescope at a remote village in the Rift Valley to see the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades. Murabana takes her telescope to various parts of the country to teach people about the stars and planets. Her initiative is also aimed at getting more children interested in science.

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05Oct/16

Molecular machines drive Nobel chemistry prize

The 2016 Nobel prize in chemistry goes to a trio of European scientists for developing groundbreaking ‘molecular machines’ that the selection committee says are as exciting as the electric motor was in the 1830s. Mana Rabiee reports.
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12Feb/16
Einstein's gravitational waves

Einstein’s gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

Scientists say they can now “hear the universe” at a news conference in which they confirmed they have detected gravitational waves, a landmark discovery.

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10Feb/16
The BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica

Ripple effect: scientists await word on gravitational waves

A century after Albert Einstein proposed their existence, there are ripples of excitement in the scientific community about possible confirmation of existence of gravitational waves, a discovery that could open a new window on the universe.

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16Aug/15

Brazilian builds water-powered motorbike

A Sao Paulo civil servant builds a motorbike which can cover up to 500 kilometres fueled by just one liter of water.
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25Jul/15

Gas inhalation kills eight with over 100 hospitalised in Nigeria’s Jos

Eight people killed and over 100 hospitalised after inhaling chlorine gas following an explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, a city in central Nigeria.
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