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Ten Materials Inspired By Mother Nature (VIDEO)

The natural world is filled with strange, fascinating structures that are stronger, more flexible and more resilient than anything humans can make.

KAIST Engineers Win IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, Again

A team of electrical engineers based in South Korea have won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers William R. Bennett Prize for a second time for their 2013 paper.

Why Do Our Mouths Feel Dry After Drinking Wine?

That strange, dry mouth feel after drinking wine happens when tannins in tannic acid bind with mucins on the tongue, causing friction on the tongue's surface.

Singaporean, Korean & Israeli Universities Form Joint Research Partnership

Nanyang Technological University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have launched a collaborative research program in emerging fields.

Simple Paper-Based Test Could Help Prevent Food Poisoning

Researchers have developed a paper-based test that can detect food-borne pathogens within a few minutes.

Carbon Nanotubes, Unzipped

Like folding paper to make a tear neater, doping carbon nanotubes makes it easier to unzip them without damaging their nanostructure.

What The Editing History Of Wikipedia Reveals

Wikipedia is edited by volunteers worldwide but still has a surprising order, according to an analysis of its edit history.

Addicted To Your Phone? There’s An App for That

Researchers have developed an app to help users restrict their mobile phone usage with the help of peer pressure.

Blue Light Could Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A combination of blue LED light and light-activated porphyrin has been shown to reduce symptoms of an Alzheimer's-like disease in fruit flies.