Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, study finds (24/03/2017)

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, a study has shown.

Scientists in the US found cancers are caused by random mistakes in the genetic code that occur when cells divide

ISO steps up action for World Water Day (22/03/2017)

Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. For millions of people, it’s a daily reality. Today is World Water Day – a day about making a difference for people who do not have the water they need

5 innovations you may not know are happening in Dubai right now (21/03/2017)

Here are five amazing future-proofing things that are happening right now…

It’s no secret that Dubai is all about becoming one of the most technologically innovative destinations in the world. We’re getting Lifi in Silicon Oasisthe Dubai Future Accelerators programme is happening right now and the UAE is part of the space race.

Scientists play 'geological genealogy' (17/03/2017)

Scientists have tracked the "family history" of a rock back to some of the earliest times on Earth.

Researchers analysed the concentration and distribution of particular types of atoms in the granite to show it must have been recycled from something that existed 4.2 billion years ago.

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space (17/03/2017)

Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometers (300 miles), a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping scientists carry out experiments that take gravity out of the equation.

Using hacked personal data a crime under proposed changes to cybercrime law (10/03/2017)

SINGAPORE: Under proposed changes to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA), the act of obtaining hacking tools to commit a crime or using personal data that was obtained through hacks will be criminalised.

New approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries (08/03/2017)

Researchers have demonstrated a new polysulfide entrapping strategy that greatly improves the cycle stability of Li-S batteries, a new report outlines.

Computer models could allow researchers to better understand, predict adverse drug reactions (08/03/2017)

Computer model shows what happens at the molecular level during severe allergic reactions to abacavir, a common HIV drug.

Reducing conducting thin film surface roughness for electronics (08/03/2017)

As transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices. If the surfaces of these tiny metal lines aren't smooth enough, it substantially reduces their ability to conduct electrical and thermal energy -- decreasing functionality. Engineers report an advance in modeling results that establish electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method for reducing surface roughness.

Computer simulations first step toward designing more efficient amine chemical scrubbers (08/03/2017)

A proof-of-concept molecular modeling study that analyzes the efficiency of amine solutions in capturing carbon dioxide is the first step toward the design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals for capturing carbon dioxide -- and reducing harmful CO2 emissions -- in industrial installations.