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Scientists discover ‘reverse photosynthesis’

Sunlight combined with a special enzyme breaks down the chemical bonds in plants. It is called reverse photosynthesis and has industrial applications, say scientists.

World's fastest chip could make the Internet eco-friendly

Scientists have invented the world's fastest chip, which could help improve the eco-friendly credentials of the Internet.

Scientists develop explosives-detecting liquid

Scientists have developed a liquid that fluoresces when in close proximity to explosives--may even replace sniffer dogs.

CERN: Antihydrogen has no electric charge

Using a new anti-nuclear trap CERN scientists have shown that the antihydrogen is electrically neutral.

Smartphone app can reveal eye disease

Smartphones and tablets can be equipped with an app that can help detect potentially blinding deteriorations of the eye. This can even be much more effective than traditional vision tests, according to a Swedish study.

Surgeons are training robots to become their new assistants

In the future surgeons will leave routine surgical tasks to robots. But first, they need to be trained.

Scientists build most advanced DNA computer to date

New DNA-computer performs simple multiplications by fusing DNA strands together.

The challenge of keeping everything charged

Can the power grid support the rapid increase in electric cars and buses? Hydrogen may be an important wild card in the power equation.

Researchers will uncover “the other” hidden internet

You have heard of the dark web but what do you know about the semantic net?

Iron could help make cheaper solar panels

Scientists have developed a new iron compound that could be used in future solar panels, and make them cheaper, lighter, and smaller.

New biofuel cells will retire toxic metals

Natural enzymes can replace the expensive and toxic precious metals used in fuel cells.

Your Facebook habits can be predicted by your grandmother’s phone use

Telephone culture from the 1950s can explain why and how we use Facebook and other modern social media today.


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