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Study: Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program was not 'miraculous'

When geographer Joe Messina first analyzed satellite images of Malawi farm fields, he figured he had made a mistake.

Almost everywhere he looked in the East African nation he found maize harvest declines over the previous decade.   506 more words

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Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and chips.With only 115 transistors, their processor isn t going to top any benchmark rankings, but it s a first step towards the development of microprocessors Continue reading Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials… 6 more words

Researchers build a microprocessor from flexible materials

Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and chips.With only 115 transistors, their processor isn’t going to top any benchmark rankings, but it’s “a first step towards the development of microprocessors based on 2D semiconductors,” the researchers at Vienna University of Technology said in a paper published in the journal Nature this month.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here… 10 more words

Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade'

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SINGAPORE: It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it’s simply water.

Researchers in Singapore say they have invented a “virtual lemonade”, using electrodes to mimic the flavour of the beverage and LED lights to imitate its colour, that could one day allow people to digitally share drinks over the Internet. 303 more words

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An hour of running may add 7 hours to your life

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. 866 more words

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U of U researchers discover 'Giant Shipworm'

SALT LAKE CITY — A new animal called the “Giant Shipworm” has been discovered in a lagoon in the southern Philippines.

A team of international scientists including medicinal chemist Margo Haygood from the University of Utah, Drexel University, Second Genome in San Francisco, Ecole Normale Superieure, France and the University of the Philippines, the Sultan Kudarat State University and the Philippine Genome Center in the Philippines all collaborated to find and study the Giant Shipworm. 574 more words

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