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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.

L’Oréal-UNESCO Honors Four Asian Scientists

The L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards For Women in Science acknowledge outstanding women who are pushing the frontiers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

When Nanoparticles Hitch A Ride With Bile Acids

An international team of scientists has attached bile acids to the surface of nanoparticles to improve the passage of nanoparticles from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood.

Asians With Type 2 Diabetes At Greater Risk Of Cancer

Researchers have found that type 2 diabetes is linked with a 26 percent increase in the risk of death from cancer in Asians.

These Semi-Transparent Solar Cells Could Also Serve As Windows

Korean researchers have developed semi-transparent solar cells that reflect solar heat energy and could one day be used as solar windows.

MERS ‘Super-Spreader’ Infected 82 People In South Korea: Study

A single ‘super-spreader’ patient in an overcrowded emergency room was linked to nearly half of the 186 MERS-infected patients in South Korea, according to researchers.

Black Phosphorus For Tunable Transistors

By tweaking the thickness of black phosphorus or its contact metal, researchers can modify its semiconducting properties without doping.

Leaf-Inspired Power Packs A Punch

In the future, consumer devices could be powered by solid state micro-supercapacitors instead of lithium batteries.

Japan & Singapore Jostle For Top Uni Rankings

East Asian universities dominate both the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings yet again in 2015.

Making Robots More Human

Sensors that help to detect human emotions could make robotics more human.