Complex sugars play multiple and essential roles in the living world as structural elements (cellulose), reserve substances (starch), and molecular signals (such as those of blood types), among others. This variety of functions is based on
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Most people picture Antarctica as a frozen continent of wilderness, but people have been living – and building – there for decades. Now, for the first time, we can reveal the human footprint across the entire continent.
Marie Lisa Dacanay is the president of Manila–based Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia.With 20 years of experience in development management, social entrepreneurship and enterprise development, Dacanay is also a university professor and
Strengthening the participation of persons affected by leprosy, or SPP, has proven to be an effective strategy in reaching out to often isolated sufferers in local communities throughout Asia.A significant challenge to civil society organisations,
Big Ideas: “A cooling vest to mitigate the dangers of heatstroke” with Rasha Hasaneen VP at Ingersoll Rand
As a part of my series about “Big Ideas That Might Change The World In The Next Few Years” I had the pleasure of interviewing Rasha Hasaneen from Ingersoll Rand. Rasha is vice president of product management excellence and innovation at Ingersoll
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited 'house' that was not only digitally planned, but also – with the help of robots and 3-D printers – built largely digitally.
Quantum computers will process significantly more information at once compared to today's computers. But the building blocks that contain this information – quantum bits, or 'qubits' – are way too sensitive to their surroundings to work well enough
Manchester is going through a potent regeneration these days and British developer Urban Splash is tacking its housing needs with flat-pack smart homes built using modular construction and loaded with smart home tech. The post Move over, IKEA, this
Vanderbilt University engineering researchers took a major step toward building a 'brain in a dish:' They cultured induced pluripotent stem cells into a successful three-dimensional blood-brain barrier model.
How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks. When tumor cells do it, they use the building blocks to make cancer grow and spread. But when retina cells do
The architecture of American homes is a lot like America itself, a hodgepodge of different styles from different countries often melded together into one whole.From colonials to Victorians to ranch-style houses and McMansions, the story of American