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Smartphones to drive future cars

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:36

Hold on to that steering. Cars of the future are set to get rid of traditional controls like buttons and switches and have a touchscreen smartphone for your driving comfort and overall safety.

Single-cell technique maps environmental effects on DNA

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:01

Scientists have developed a powerful new single-cell technique that can help investigate how the environment affects our development and the traits we inherit from our parents.

Sniffer laser for hard-to-detect explosives

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:42

There`s bad news for bomb-sniffing dogs: researchers have found a way to increase the sensitivity of a light-based sensor to detect incredibly minute amounts of explosives.

New method extracts radioactive elements from air and water

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:39

Scientists have successfully tested a material that can extract atoms of rare or dangerous radioactive elements such as radon from air.

Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Oceans pivotal in sustaining alien life: Study

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:33

Oceans are vital in moderating climate on Earth-like planets, thus sustaining alien life as revealed by a recent report by researchers from University of East Anglia.

Your smartphone will soon analyze your DNA!

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:43

Researchers are developing new display sensors for smartphones that will read the user`s spit to not only detect the body temperature, but also analyze the DNA.

Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:36

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

`Smart` car seats alert sleepy drivers

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:41

The dangers of falling asleep while driving may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to new smart car seats which can detect when a driver is beginning to nod off and alert them.

Moth eyes inspire more efficient solar cells

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:35

Inspired by how moths use their eyes to see in the dark, scientists have created a new solar cell with drastically increased light collecting efficiency.

Relish 3D-printed ice creams soon

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 17:23

Bored of the same old ice cream bars and cones? A new machine that can produce amazing 3D-shaped ice creams for your kids in flat 15 minutes is here now.