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Mustard oil could soon replace rapeseed oil

New research shows that mustard could be an attractive alternative to rapeseed oil—the world’s third largest oil crop.

Scientists fling bacteria’s “black box” wide open

A new “genome-meter” will allow scientists to quickly identify the bacteria that live in waste water treatment plants, reducing the need for chemicals to clean our waste water.

Computer games can make ADHD kids better planners

Can computer game training really help ease children’s ADHD symptoms? Or are they just a waste of time and money?

Do mobile phones give you brain cancer?

OPINION: We are unlikely to see an epidemic of brain cancer due to mobile phone use, but we could see a modest increase in cases.

Scientists send world’s fastest data signal

Scientists have set a new world record: the largest amount of data, equal to twice the world’s daily Internet traffic, sent through a single fibre cable.

App calms ADHD children before bedtime

A new app helps parents of children with ADHD to cope with daily tasks that are often a source of frustration and stress, such as bedtime. Preliminary results look promising.

Finding predictability in car brand loyalty

Car brand loyalty involves more than customer satisfaction, it turns out. A new study examines the past purchases of 9000 Norwegian car owners for buying patterns.

"Trilobites" that filter and decontaminate

Norwegian researchers have developed a small silicon structure that look like fossil trilobites. The device is designed to separate blood cells and filter minute particles from waste water and brines.

Smart firms detect their problems in advance

Sensors, data and analyses all help to give advance warning of critical situations developing on production lines. This can reduce downtime by 50 per cent.

Anaesthesia with surgical precision

Ultrasound technology will soon be helping doctors to anaesthetise patients more accurately.