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Monthly Archives: June 2017

How do photocopy machines work?

THE technology underpinning this ubiquitous piece of machinery came about 75 years ago, when inventor Chester Carlson used static electricity created with a handkerchief,...

What is the technology behind freeze dried food

MANY foods are freeze-dried today. The staple of astronauts, soldiers, and hikers, freeze dried foods are considered a good way of storing food (and...

Can plants hear themselves when being eaten?

When poultry animals are being slaughtered for food, we assumed that they might cry out in pain. But have you ever wondered about plants,...

Paris Climate Change Pact

World science community reacts to US withdrawal from agreement BY RYAN BUSHEY President Trump recently declared he was unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the landmark...

Genetically engineered crops: Fake news disappointments

Fake news plaguing the progress of genetically engineered (GE) crops is nothing new since their first commercial cultivation 21 years ago. One of the...

Why are there different types of calendars?

BY SCIENCE BRIDGE ACADEMY There are many different kind of calendars being actively used around the world and are basically of three types – solar,...

How does addiction work?

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction understands...

How do geckos stick onto walls?

Geckos dangling precariously from overhead lights or running up walls are a common sight in tropical countries. This is possible due to a weak...

Non-browning apples set to hit the market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company behind the non-browning Arctic Apple sets to commercial launch with US retailers this fall, following the completion of successful...

Philippines tops in Southeast Asia for GM corn production

Media practitioners, farmers, and government agency officers were briefed during a media conference on ISAAA’s latest report, Global Status of Commercialised Biotech/GM Crops: 2016...

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