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A decline in gene discoveries
The rate of discovery of human gene functions has fallen significantly
A tip for future nanoscale sensing
The tiny diamond pyramid tips used for atomic force microscopy may also prove to be highly useful for nanoscale, quantum sensing
Helping computers find ‘Waldo’
New program picks out targets in a crowd quickly and efficiently
Finding a stinky source
Newly discovered enzyme uses an unusual mechanism to generate a molecule with an eye-wateringly awful smell
From suspected instigator to unlikely hero
A*STAR researchers have revealed the mechanism behind the way receptor TLR-9 protects against lupus
Wrinkles take the heat
Experiments on nanoribbons of black phosphorus reveal the origins of directional heat transport in this promising material
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Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10 : a take on evolution through the aeons
A new book spans 14 billion years of evolution and explores humanity’s place in time.
Virtually reality: future factories run by digital twins
A*STAR has built a testbed for digital twins, the virtual counterparts of real manufacturing equipment. These factory innovations could help companies save huge amounts of time and money by predicting and adjusting for their partner machine’s condition on the go.
Reading between the lines
Smart software takes the emotional temperature of comments made online, and even spots sarcasm.