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Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

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A Bangladeshi physicist of Princeton University has led an international research team in discovering a novel quantum state of matter that can be 'tuned' at will - and it's 10 times more tunable than existing theories can explain. M Zahid Hasan and his team's discovery of this level of manipulability of quantum matter opens up…
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Detecting cancer in 5 minutes

Detecting cancer in 5 minutes

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Researchers at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have found a low-cost method for early detection of cancer. All they would need is blood samples and a device they have designed for detecting cancer. The device would subject blood samples to intense laser beams and analyse results to detect cancer. The test would take five…
Bugs become drugs at Sichuan facility

Bugs become drugs at Sichuan facility

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Most people suffer from a case of the creepy-crawlies when they hear what workers at a drug company in Xichang, Sichuan province, do to earn their keep. Specialists at Sichuan Good Doctor Panxi Pharmaceutical Co are charged with "taking care" of some 6 billion cockroaches. The cockroaches are harvested to make drug precursors that treat…
Mars had the ingredients needed for life

Mars had the ingredients needed for life

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A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be non-biological explanations for…
Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

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In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time. Wheat feeds more than a third of the global human population, providing more protein than meat in the human diet and making about…