Chemistry, concrete and ceramic cement
Two new ideas about materials old and new.
Whatever you’re building, strength tends to be a prerequisite, so anything that makes things stronger and more reliab...
Viewing the neurons of the heart in 3D
New virtual model may be a model for others.
Researchers in the US have reported the development of a virtual 3D heart that digitally showcases the unique network...
Using maths to improve ocean rescue
New algorithm promises to find missing people faster.
When someone gets lost at sea, every minute counts, as the probability of finding people alive plunges after six hour...
A laser that could really make waves
Researchers deliver high energy in a trillionth of a second.
Physicists in Australia and the US have developed a new type of laser that can deliver high amounts of energy in very...
Researchers claim an internet speed record
Fastest from one optical chip, thanks to a micro-comb.
Australian researchers say they have successfully tested and recorded the world's fastest internet speed from a singl...
Friedrich Miescher gets ahead of the double helix
Swiss physician started the story of DNA.
In just over 75 years, DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid – has risen in public and scientific status from being “an obscure...
Microwave signal stability gets a boost
Researchers report a 100-fold improvement.
US researchers say they have taken a giant step towards more accurate time dissemination, improved navigation and mor...
When you cough, how far can it go?
Physics suggests we should be ‘distancing’ further.
Airborne transmission of viruses is not well understood, but a good baseline for study is a deeper understanding of h...
Bacteria seek safety before attacking teeth
Researchers get in close to study their structure.
The bacteria that cause tooth decay protect themselves by hiding in a multilayered community of other bacteria and po...
Thank Valdemar Poulsen for your music collection
The telegraphone made all formats possible.
In homes today people might possess recordings in a dozen different formats, from vinyl platters playable at various ...
Malaria parasite has an inbuilt clock
Understanding its rhythm could help defeat it.
The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, according to two new US studies published in the journal...
Study identifies gene variant linked to height
It’s common in Peru, but absent from European genomes.
Researchers in the US say they have identified the single largest genetic contributor to height known to date. The...