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16
Aug
2018

Peruvian students claim World Architecture Festival’s inaugural water prize

A team of Peruvian students have claimed the inaugural Water Research Prize at the World Architecture ...

As part of its annual jamboree celebrating the best in design from around the globe, the World Architecture Festival will this year introduce a new award that tackles the unique challenges around water scarcity. Taking out the very first Water Research Prize is a team of students who has come up with a clever contraption to gather and distribute water in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Aug
2018

Discovery reveals why toxic Alzheimer’s plaques don’t always lead to dementia

The research uncovered a novel combination of proteins that seem to protect the brain from the ...

New research may have finally homed in on the reason why some people are found to have build-ups of toxic Alzheimer's proteins in their brains without subsequent cognitive decline, and the results could lead to a whole new way to battle this devastating disease.

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Aug
2018

“Herculean” research finally sequences wheat genome after 13 years of work

The massive achievement should accelerate research into the breeding of more resilient and higher yielding wheat ...

After a massive international effort involving over 200 scientists across 20 countries, the entire wheat genome has finally been sequenced. Described as a "Herculean challenge," the wheat genome is known to be five times larger than its human counterpart and exponentially more complex. The landmark human achievement is hoped to lead to more efficient wheat breeding and production of crops.

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16
Aug
2018

Award-winning CubeSat becomes the first to detect an exoplanet

Members of the ASTERIA team prepare the petite satellite for its journey to space

Having won the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) satellite has put the icing on the cake by claiming the first exoplanet to be detected by a CubeSat. About the size of a briefcase, the miniature spacecraft was able to accurately measure the transit light curve of the already known super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e as it passed in front of its parent star.

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Category: Space

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