It’s confirmed. There is water on the Moon
Flying telescope detects unique spectral signature.
US researchers have presented the first unambiguous evidence of molecular water on the Moon – and it could be more ab...
Global trade linked to resource insecurity
Study highlights need for sustainable supply chains.
The global economy and international trade are aggravating water, land and energy insecurity and this is taking a dis...
New school of thought on how fish swim
Robots reveal the value of vortex phase matching.
Do fish save energy by swimming in schools? New technology suggests the answer to this old question is yes. German...
Pushing the laser limit
Researchers offer a taste of what’s possible.
Australian quantum researchers have shown it’s possible to vastly improve the coherence of lasers, overcoming a bound...
A catalyst for faster, cheaper biodiesel
New system can work with low-grade feedstock.
Australian and British researchers have developed a new, low-cost way to make biodiesel from used cooking oil and agr...
Can cat genes explain their nine lives?
Maybe not, but they can help unravel genomic mutations.
Move over human genomic medicine – scientists are now getting closer to gene therapy for felines, thanks to an Abyssi...
Delicate balance in the Falklands
Threat to seabirds is a threat to the ecosystem.
Seabird droppings helped shape the delicately balanced ecosystem of the Falkland Islands, which is in danger of abrup...
Have wings will glide – at best
Two small dinosaurs struggled in the air, analysis suggests.
Just having wings doesn’t mean you can fly. Yi qi and Ambopteryx longibrachium, it seems, were barely able to glide. ...
Small spirals could have big impact
Twistronics meets the world of non- Euclidean geometry.
This microscopic, twisting spiral was "grown" by depositing sheets of 2D material over a substrate curved slightly by...
Making it easier to find ‘new Earths’
Australian sensor can correct the distortion of starlight.
Australian researchers have combined artificial intelligence and photonics to develop a new type of adaptive optics s...
Big brains, big math scores
Genes could be the reason you’re a natural – or not.
A gene called ROBO1 helps brain development, which can also lead to higher math scores, according to new German resea...
Ageing chimps value old friends
It’s a human trait we didn’t know they had.
As humans age they tend to favour small groups of old friends, where interactions are positive and stress-free. It...