Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 04, 2019
TV crews capture first evidence of leopard seals sharing food
Previously unseen footage captured during filming for the Netflix series Our Planet -- narrated by Sir David Attenborough -- reports up to 36 seals seen feeding at the same king penguin colony in South Georgia.

Gender bending: Baby turtles influence their own sex
Baby turtles influence their gender by moving around inside their eggs, research has revealed.

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria
A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives.

SUTD researchers develop a rapid, low-cost method to 3D print microfluidic devices
Current 3D printed microfluidics are limited by multiple factors, such as available materials for 3D printing (e.g. optical transparency, flexibility, biocompatibility), achievable dimensions of microchannels by commercial 3D printers, integration of 3D printed microfluidics with functional materials or substrates.

Long-term declines in heart disease and stroke deaths are stalling, research finds
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries, including Australia, and are even increasing in some countries, according to new research.
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