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Mechanism of an enzyme for biofuel production
27-July-2015

Missing link in microbial cellulose decomposition

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Contact: Euan McKay Institution: The University of Tokyo Category: Science
 
Acetic acid as a proton shuttle in gold chemistry
27-July-2015

Scientists in Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow have studied the mechanism of gold-mediated transformation of acetylenic molecules.

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Contact: Ananikov Laboratory Institution: Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences Category: Science
 
Academics Should Research Soaring Road Accident Cases – RTD
24-July-2015

Academics should investigate the phenomenon of road accidents rising from year to year despite the many safety campaigns.

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Contact: IZAIDI SALMY BIN YAZID Institution: CENTRE FOR COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION (CCI)-UKM Category: People
 
Bossy cock takes the lead vocal of cock-a-doodle-do
24-July-2015

From ancient times, people have been aware of the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-do” that marks the break of dawn, but has anyone wondered who crows first? In a new study, ITbM’s biologists have revealed that there is actually a systematic rule based on social ranking that determines the order of crowing in roosters.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Malaysia's 'black panthers' finally reveal their leopard's spots
23-July-2015

By modifying the infrared flash on automatic camera traps and forcing them into ‘night mode’ a team of wildlife experts has revealed the black leopard’s spots.

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Contact: Josephine Dionisappu Institution: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Category: Technology
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