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Synthetic biologists from the J. Craig Venter Institute in Maryland have announced that they have synthetically reproduced the DNA of the bacteria called Mycoplasma laboratorium. With this significant step in their research, they hope to go on to create an entire synthetic organism. read more »
Japanese astronaut Takeo Doi will be bringing an Australian icon - the boomerang - up to the International Space Station this coming March. Down under is about to meet the wild blue yonder! read more »
A new international research collaboration has recently announced an ambitious project: mapping the complete genomes of 1,000 individuals from different parts of the world. The new map of the human genome will contain the most detailed data yet on DNA variations, increasing our understanding of genetic roots and diseases. read more »
Street-racing slang often refers to tuned Japanese sports cars as "ricers", but a new project to create ethanol fuel from non-food rice may just succeed in extending the term to include ALL cars driven in Japan. read more »
Although discovering green methods for generating power is a worldwide priority, many people are worried that these cures won't come soon enough. To try to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the meantime, some countries are looking at ways to hide our enormous CO2 footprint by burying the gas deep in the earth. read more »
Researchers have developed new contact lenses that contain circuits, LEDs, and a "powder" of electrical components that can enable an average human being to possess superhuman vision. read more »
Fed up with folding tiny paper cranes, a team from Japan's Tokyo University has crafted the highest of flyers: a paper plane that will be launched from the International Space Station and then descend to earth... eventually... hopefully... read more »
A new remote control enables people with macular degeneration to watch TV, thanks to a special contrast enhancement technology.
Want a new way to exchange business cards without needing to actually carry them around? A company has developed a new way to wear your digital business card, instead of carrying it, inside of a normal-sized ring. The best part is that to exchange your digital business card with another person, all you do is shake their hand. read more »