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UCLA develops highly efficient solar cell

Materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a highly efficient thin-film solar cell that generates more energy from sunlight than...

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

THE race is on to find manufacturing techniques capable of arranging molecular and nanoscale objects with precision. Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have...

A better bread?

BY SADEQUR RAHMAN There are few more evocative words than bread in almost any language. From the Lord’s prayer in the Bible to Marie Antoinette’s...

Call to modernise agriculture

Sarawak’s deputy CM says ultra-chic modern styled technology can make agriculture attractive to youths The Sarawak state government is pushing ahead for high technology practices...

Enterprising Jane ventures to create preventive vaccines

In the course of the last few decades infectious diseases have grown to become a major global health issue. Initiatives to eradicate vector-borne killer...

Sentinext on mission to control HFMD with vaccine

MALAYSIAN based company Sentinext Therapeutics Sdn Bhd (Sentinext) is developing a vaccine against a strain of enterovirus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease...

Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell

One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is also one of the most difficult for neuroscientists to answer: What sets our...

What happens to fat when you lose weight?

The fundamental principle behind weight loss is simple: Burn more calories than you consume. Restricting calories forces your body to draw on existing fat...

NASA-funded rocket to view sun with X-ray vision

Without special instrumentation, the Sun looks calm and inert. But beneath that placid façade are countless miniature explosions called nanoflares. These small but intense eruptions...

A journo’s changed perception on GMOs

BY MUHAMMAD LUQMAN Decades of unscientifically proven facts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) issued by green pressure groups and global anti-GMO organisations – have generally...

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