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Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight

A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making waves in solar cell technology, and demonstrates their ability to absorb energy from the sun, create electric charge, and then churn out some light energy of their own. Moreover, the researchers demonstrated...
A Vaccine For HIV?  Clinical Trial Successful

A Vaccine For HIV? Clinical Trial Successful

A vaccine to prevent HIV has aced clinical testing, according to Canadian researchers. The team, from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, says the first phase of testing not only succeeded, but boosted the production of antibodies in patients it was tested on. Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, University of Western Ontario, explains...
Drug Trial Increases Lung Cancer Survival

Drug Trial Increases Lung Cancer Survival

Written by Jonathan Cox During August a study conducted on a newly developed lung cancer treatment was released and doctors as well as researchers are incredibly happy with the results they are seeing. The treatment was developed by the Eli Lilly Company and while it is still likely to be at least a few years...
Carnegie to develop first wave-powered desalination plant

Carnegie to develop first wave-powered desalination plant

Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy says it will become the first company in the world to build a wave-powered desalination plant, and the first to have a wave energy project that delivers both electrons and fresh water. Water Corp CEO Sue Murphy said desalination was an important part of the city’s long term water supply solution...
The Psychological Effects of TV News

The Psychological Effects of TV News

We’ve known for a very long time that the emotional content of films and television programs can affect your psychological health. It can do this by directly affecting your mood, and your mood can then affect many aspects of your thinking and behaviour. If the TV program generates negative mood experiences (e.g. anxiety, sadness, anger,...
Good news can spread faster than disasters and sob stories

Good news can spread faster than disasters and sob stories

BAD NEWS SELLS. If it bleeds, it leads. No news is good news, and good news is no news. Those are the classic rules for the evening broadcasts and the morning papers, based partly on data (ratings and circulation) and partly on the gut instincts of producers and editors. Wars, earthquakes, plagues, floods, fires, sick children,...
Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

French biochemist and Shamengo pioneer Pierre Calleja has invented this impressive streetlight that is powered by algae which absorbs CO2 from the air. We have featured algae-powered lamps before but this one takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its entire life. While development is still needed to...
The Measurement of Hope

The Measurement of Hope

The lives of the world’s poorest people have improved more rapidly in the last 15 years than ever before, yet I am optimistic that we will do even better in the next 15 years. The progress that the world has made in helping the poorest in the last 15 years is the kind of good-news...
Understanding 'Master Regulator' Genes Could Lead to Better Cancer Treatments

Understanding ‘Master Regulator’ Genes Could Lead to Better Cancer Treatments

Cell division is serious business. Cells that divide incorrectly can lead to birth defects or set the stage for cancer. A new discovery from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has identified how two genes work together to make sure chromosomes are distributed properly when cells divide, providing new insights that could contribute to the future...
Fighting cancer with cell phones: Innovation to save lives in Africa

Fighting cancer with cell phones: Innovation to save lives in Africa

Only innovation can reduce illness and poverty in Africa, according to a program that is funding creative approaches to healthcare in developing countries. In countries such as Tanzania, where nearly 4,500 women die annually from the disease, the problem is exacerbated by an acute shortage of medical experts and a lack of quality screening services,...