In the Lab
IN THE LAB
ventilation, dorms, viral spread

Rethink Building Design To Reduce Virus Spread

By mapping air flow in dormitories, researchers from Singapore have pinpointed the building layouts that lead to stagnant air and raise the risk of viral transmission.
dinosaur skull, birds, fossils

A Dino Locked Inside A Bird Skull

A tiny bird skull uncovered in China provides clues to early birds’ jaws sharing similar functions with their dinosaur ancestors than modern birds.
ice, muscle injury, recovery

Ice Or Not To Ice A Muscle Injury

Applying ice to a severe muscle injury may prolong the recovery process, researchers from Japan have found.
thermoelectric tube, waste heat, electricity

The Power Of Waste Heat

Scientists from South Korea used 3D printing to develop thermoelectric inks, which helped design tubes that can convert waste heat into electricity.
crop production loss, ozone pollution

Ozone Pollution Threatens Asia’s Food Security

Ozone pollution has been linked with about US$63 billion in annual crop production losses, slashing wheat, rice and maize yield in East Asia.
bioink, 3D printing

Printing Organs On-Demand With Safe Bioink

Scientists from South Korea have created a novel bioink compatible with the human body, enabling complex yet safe 3D printing of tissues and organs.
satellite imaging, earth monitoring

Clearing Cloudy Satellite Signals For Better Earth Imaging

Scientists have devised a novel cloud screening method for satellite imaging, enabling accurate and high-resolution Earth monitoring.
perovskite, memory device

A Flashy Trip Down Memory Lane

A novel memory device built by a Taiwan-Japan research team using perovskite material could enable seamless storage and high-speed data transfer.
microbiota, neurodegeneration

Brain Disorders Get A Gut Check

Certain gut bacteria promote degeneration of neurons causing medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, researchers from Hong Kong have found.