How to cryopreserve fish embryos and bring them back to life
2017-08-17 13:05:45

How to cryopreserve fish embryos and bring them back to life

Scientists report for the first time the ability to both deep freeze and reanimate zebrafish embryos. The method, appearing in the journal ACS Nano, could potentially be used to bank larger aquatic and other vertebrate oocytes


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Let there be light: Germans switch on 'largest artificial sun'
2017-06-14 10:45:36

Let there be light: Germans switch on 'largest artificial sun'

Scientists hope experiment, which can generate temperatures of around 3,500C, will help to develop carbon-neutral fuel. Scientists are switching on “the world’s largest artificial sun” in the hope

Continental wants to put wireless EV chargers everywhe
2017-06-12 10:10:08

Continental wants to put wireless EV chargers everywhe

Most people think of EV charging as a daily event that takes an hour or more. Continental believes its wireless charging system could split that event up into a series of microcharges wherever the vehicle goes

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'
2017-06-09 10:25:43

UN artificial intelligence summit aims to tackle poverty, humanity's 'grand challenges'

Artificial intelligence is responsible for self-driving cars and voice-recognition smart phones, but the United Nations this week is refocusing AI on sustainable development and assisting global efforts to eliminate poverty

Turning an ocean of plastic into fuel
2017-06-08 10:50:22

Turning an ocean of plastic into fuel

Shopping bags, straws, cups, toothbrushes, and workout clothes are just a few things we use everyday that are made of plastic. And much of it ends up in the ocean

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy
2017-06-08 09:55:37

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy

City’s efforts to create business friendly environment give it edge over rival Singapore and former champion

World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich
2017-06-06 12:50:27

World’s first commercial carbon-sucking plant goes live in Zurich

Carbon capture is essential to the fight against climate change and keeping temperatures below a two-degree-Celsius increase, according to Climeworks. For a few years now they’ve been working on technology to suck CO2