Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - October, 2013
Scientists in the US say that the financial wealth and educational background of a mother can affect the make-up of their child’s brain – making it more difficult to process sound.
A new website billed as a ‘digital textbook’ has been created to help change the way young students see science– encouraging them to study and get excited about a traditionally stuffy subject.
Honeybees are capable of landing with absolute precision on virtually any surface, now scientists have worked out how they judge their descent – and it is so simple we might just steal their idea.
Most people have experienced anything from a longing gaze to a creepy stare, but now science has shown some of the specifics behind the ways we check each other out.
Physicists from the Australian National University have developed a multi-pronged approach to measuring gravitational force, balancing a mirror on a tripod of lasers.
A shuttle launched in 2003 has sent back data from over 12,500 trips around Mars, the European Space Agency has now compiled it into a high-resolution fly-over.
If there is one substance mankind is producing in abundance and looks likely to continue doing so, it would be carbon dioxide – but a new development may see the ability to turn large amounts of CO2 into biofuel.
A large number of respondents to a recent survey say governments should take a more active role in controlling food labels to improve public health, education and benefit the environment.
A multi-million dollar project has been undertaken in the United States which will see a better level of back-and-forth between surgeons and their robotic instruments.
The first far-reaching study into academic doping in Australia has been conducted, finding University students are increasingly looking for a chemical advantage over their classmates.