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A most unusual cancer patient

One of humankind’s genetic cousins is baker’s yeast. That makes this humble yeast a perfect guinea pig for cancer research.

The thin film

Plant photosynthesis depends on membranes, and human beings would be unable to hear without the eardrum. Could yet another membrane help rescue us from a climatic catastrophe?

Looks to Norway

For years, the whole world has looked up to the Japanese industry. Now, Toyota wants to learn about evaluating team organization from Norwegian researchers.

Explosive chemistry in the night sky

How can you cram trickling sprays of gold and a rotating flaming wheel into a little tiny tube – and much later, set it loose to explode in the sky?

From poison to palatable

Every night millions of people go to bed hungry. New genetic technology can help us feed the world by making inedible seeds more edible.

The future factory

A one-hundred-year old institution is celebrating its centennial. But what’s the larger historical significance of this milestone?

Energy underfoot

There is a solution for the world’s insatiable energy needs. It is CO2-free and safe. And it’s located right under our feet.

The health army

They are not professionals, but they are specially trained: A ‘health army’ of foot soldiers saves the lives of children in areas without doctors.

Wireless ocean monitoring

Wireless sensor networks work well in monitoring the oceans. The concept has been tested and found to be watertight.

Warfare on weeds

Herbicide consumption could be cut in half if farmers sprayed only weeds instead of whole fields.

Tunnel vision

Dark tunnels make drivers feel insecure. Better lighting technology can help.

Cool calculations

How much cold can we actually tolerate without affecting our performance?

Water mix produces electricity

The world’s first prototype of a saline power plant demonstrates a simple – and surprising – principle: mixing freshwater and saltwater can produce electricity.

New approach to offshore anchors

Maybe it looks like a giant arrow or a rocket, but this 13 metre-long, 80-tonne anchor is currently being tested as a new mooring concept for offshore installations.

Fire and ice?

No, this isn’t ice, but hydrates, ice-like crystals that are […]