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A Taste For Change

Asia boasts some of the world’s best dishes, but its relationship with food goes beyond taste. Here’s how researchers are building a healthy and sustainable food future, while preserving the region’s unique cultural connections to diet.

Powering Through The Pandemic With Supercomputers

By performing trillions of calculations per second, supercomputers are accelerating COVID-19 diagnosis and the development of test kits and vaccines to help scientists combat the pandemic.
surface cracks, glass fractures, water

Cracking The Mystery Of The Shattered Glass

To make building safer, scientists from South Korea have determined how water aggravates cracks on glass windows.
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.

Turning Pollen Into Printing Ink

Researchers from Singapore have repurposed sunflower pollen into a sustainable and affordable bioprinting ink with applications in tissue engineering and drug delivery.
robotic hand

Taking Matters Into Robotic Hands

Researchers from South Korea have built a highly dextrous robotic hand capable of tactile sensation, precise grasping and tool manipulation.

What Speaking Multiple Languages Does To The Brain

The benefits of speaking multiple languages can be seen in the brain, according to a South Korean study of young children.
Tarim basin mummies, genomic origins

Digging Up The Genetic Origins Of Inner Asia’s Mummies

Genomic analysis of the Tarim Basin mummies has revealed their origins as a local group in China's Xinjiang region, rather than a migratory population.