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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Imagination vs innovation vs patents

BY JAGANNATHAN ARUMUGAM WHAT? A card for paying money?” This is how people might have reacted when they were first introduced to the concept of debit...

When a popular class of antibiotics turns toxic

COMMONLY prescribed drugs called fluoroquinolones, the fourth-most used class of antibiotics in the US, have been shown to cause rare, disabling side effects. Patients have...

‘Molecular scissors’ could be key to cutting off diseases

    ONE WAY to fight diseases including HIV infection and autoimmune disorders could involve changing how a naturally occurring enzyme called SAMHD1 works to influence...

Why does food turn black when it’s burnt?

YOU may have witness foods turn black when it gets overheated. Not blue or green or any other color. Have you ever wondered what brings...

Why do some astronauts wear white spacesuit and some wear orange?

WHEN most of you hear the word “spacesuit”, your mind immediately pictures an astronaut in space floating freely wearing a white spacesuit. But do...

Why there are stones alongside a railway track?

WHEN you travel with a train you get to witness a lot of things, like the stunning view of nature or busy cities. One...

USDA issues details on plant breeding innovations

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through...

How was thermometer invented?

DOCTORS always use a thermometer to measure and check your body temperature when you have a fever. Have you ever wondered, how thermometer was...

Unimas students explore Niah Caves

A TOTAL of 40 students from second, third and fourth year batches from the Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability department took part in the...

A new plant protection method on the horizon

NOVEL technologies are being sought to replace the traditional pesticides used to protect plants, particularly edible plants such as cereals. A new collaborative project...

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