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The Jamaica cherry that fights infections
10-March-2017

A common roadside tree contains chemicals that could provide antibiotics in the future.

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Contact: Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador Institution: University of the Philippines Diliman Category: Medicine
 
Era of IoT for Speedy Transmission of Large-Volume Data
10-March-2017

8,000 Times Faster with Lower Power and Less Hacking Risk.

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Contact: Noh Hoon PARK Institution: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI) Category: Technology
 
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
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