Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 22, 2019
NUS researchers uncover how fish get their shape
NUS Mechanobiology Institute researchers investigated the science behind the formation of the 'V' patterns -- also known as chevron patterns -- in the swimming muscles of fish.

Evolutionary changes in brain potentially make us more prone to anxiety
Neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine play crucial roles in cognitive and emotional functions of our brain.

Super-resolution at all scales with active thermal detection
IBS research team found the temperature increase caused by the probe beam could be utilized to generate a signal per se for detecting objects.

Time-to-death of Roman emperors followed distinct pattern
Roman emperors faced a high risk of violent death in their first year of rule, but the risk slowly declined over the next seven years, according to an article published in the open access journal Palgrave Communications.

Apps help with breastfeeding -- at a cost
Mobile phone apps are increasingly being used to support breastfeeding decisions - sometimes at a cost, a Flinders University study indicates.

Compliance with ID rules in recreational cannabis stores
A new study finds that recreational cannabis stores in Colorado and Washington state, both of which legalized adult recreational use in 2012, show high levels of compliance with rules preventing underage purchase of cannabis.

Fewer fats over the festive season may be the perfect formula for men's fertility
A diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility according to a new pilot study.

Flexible thinking on silicon solar cells
Combining silicon with a highly elastic polymer backing produces solar cells that have record-breaking stretchability and high efficiency.
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