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Novel mechanism that detains mobile genes in plant genome
10-March-2017

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has discovered a hitherto-unknown mechanism that detains transposable elements or “mobile genes” - which can move and insert into new positions in plant genomes.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
'Reading' songs and nurturing culture in the Philippines
9-March-2017

Preserving cultural heritage, including access to and use of ancestral lands, can be a real challenge for indigenous communities. A range of cultural memory recall and music workshops with the indigenous Ata of the Philippines aims to empower communities and validate legal claims related to the Indigenous People’s Rights Act.

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Contact: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman Category: People
 
Looking for signs of the first stars
9-March-2017

It may soon be possible to detect the universe’s first stars by looking for the blue colour they emit on explosion.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
On the path toward molecular robots
9-March-2017

Scientists in Japan have developed light-powered molecular motors that repetitively bend and unbend, bringing us closer to molecular robots.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Technology
 
Optimizing drill design when the chips are down
9-March-2017

Modeling the motion of chips produced in gun drilling shows a simple angle change could lead to better gun drill design.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Technology
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