Chinese researchers have devised a way to prevent electronic devices, such as mobile phones, from over-heating. It involves a coating that releases water vapour and allows heat to dissipate.
In early January 2020, Chinese scientists released genetic information on the coronavirus causing an outbreak of SARS-like illness in Wuhan, China. The Vaccine Research Institute at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) immediately began development of a new vaccine.
Alexios Chronis, from CSols, examines if it is possible to cut corners when adopting a new informatics implementation project
Turnover in global emissions trading rose for the third year in a row in 2019, reaching record highs largely due to price rises in Europe following stricter emissions regulations.
Researchers in the US have conducted an open field trial of a genetically engineered (GE) diamond-back moth that promises to slash losses of brassica crops impacted by this pervasive pest species.
For the first time in its 14-year history, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global risks report, published in January 2020, finds that environmental factors are the main threats to world stability in the next 10 years. In the shorter term, geopolitical and economic turmoil and cyberattacks also pose a threat.
Nigeria is set to commence epidemiological studies on Lassa fever in order to generate much needed data to support ongoing research towards a vaccine for the deadly viral haemorrhagic illness.
French plans to ban the herbicide glyphosate for most uses by the end of 2020 have been undermined by figures that show its usage in the country grew by 10% in 2018.
Short-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a rise in heart attacks, according to the findings of a nationwide survey in Japan (Lancet Planetary Health, 2020, 4: e15).
Lithium can halt the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in rats, according to a new study. The dose administered was up to 400 times lower than what is presently prescribed to patients for mood disorders.