September 2018 – Techs Pod

Month: September 2018

Lithium comes from stellar explosions

By Madison 0 Comment September 29, 2018

News in Science Lithium comes from stellar explosions Stuart GaryABC New spectroscopic readings confirm much of the universe’s lithium is manufactured by novae (Source: NAOJ) Nova blast A large amount of lithium, one of the key elements in the chemical evolution of the cosmos, is produced by stellar explosions called novae. The findings, reported in […]

What’s the story with fat?

By Madison 0 Comment September 26, 2018

Dr Karl › Dr Karl’s Great Moments In Science What’s the story with fat? Where does fat go when you put it on, and where does it go when you’re getting rid of it? Dr Karl has some unexpected answers to these questions. By Karl S. Kruszelnicki When someone is tempted by a delicious slice […]

Colour me chemical

By Madison 0 Comment September 24, 2018

In Depth › Science Features Colour me chemical Colour is all around us, but almost all pure compounds are white. That’s not surprising when you know what it takes to make a thing coloured, writes Theodore Gray. Only a few natural substances have the right kind of chemical structure to absorb visible light. White light […]

Making fuel out of thin air

By Madison 0 Comment September 22, 2018

News in Science Making fuel out of thin air Kate KellandReuters Electricity From Thin Air In a discovery that experts say could revolutionise fuel cell technology, scientists have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it. The new discovery reported in the journal Nature raises […]

Plant chemicals could help Alzheimer’s

By Madison 0 Comment September 20, 2018

News in Science Plant chemicals could help Alzheimer’s Anna SallehABC Alzheimer’s research Early trials of naturally-occurring chemicals in turmeric, blueberries, Gingko biloba and green tea suggest they may help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, say experts. A new review of scientific evidence indicates these antioxidants may reduce inflammation, which is a possible cause of Alzheimer’s. […]

Aboriginal rock art – how old is it actually?

By Madison 0 Comment September 18, 2018

Ask an Expert Aboriginal rock art – how old is it actually? Australia is blessed with many beautiful examples of Aboriginal cave paintings and engravings but what does science tell us about how old they are? Australia is blessed with many beautiful examples of Aboriginal cave paintings and engravings but what does science tell us […]

Pomegranate can affect medicines

By Madison 0 Comment September 15, 2018

News in Science Pomegranate can affect medicines Dani CooperABC Food and drugs If you are about to take your daily dose of medicine with a salad replete with pomegranate seeds and juice, then think again. Consuming the exotic fruit as a food, juice or extract in herbal medicines can interfere with the body’s uptake of […]

Simple solution could save our sewers

By Madison 0 Comment September 13, 2018

News in Science Simple solution could save our sewers Dani CooperABC Waste not A simple change in the way we treat drinking water could stop billions of dollars literally being flushed away, say Australian researchers. Their research, published today in the journal Science , offers a solution to the issue of concrete corrosion in sewer […]

Egyptian mummification began before the Pharaohs

By Madison 0 Comment September 11, 2018

News in Science Egyptian mummification began before the Pharaohs Bianca NogradyABC Early embalmers Prehistoric Egyptians practised mummification well before the time of the Pharaohs, suggests an analysis of resin-soaked linen. A team of Australian and British researchers investigated samples of wrappings taken from bodies found in the earliest known ancient Egyptian cemeteries — 4500 BC […]

Nanosensor zooms in on explosives

By Madison 0 Comment September 9, 2018

News in Science Nanosensor zooms in on explosives AFP Supersensitive detection A new electronic chip with microscopic chemical sensors can detect explosives in the air at concentrations as low as a few molecules per 1,000 trillion, say its Israeli developers. The nanodevice can identify several different types of explosives in real time, even at a […]