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Music Created Using Star Oscillations

An astronomer in Turkey has composed a piece of music based on the chords recorded from the oscillations of a star. Burak Ulas from the Izmir Turk College Planetarium in Turkey used star oscillations as a source for a musical composition. Astronomers have long associated celestial bodies with music, the twinkling of some stars offers […]

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Robots Being Trialled to Help Improve Classroom Learning in Australia

Children in two South Australian schools will soon have new classroom companions – robots. For the first time in Australia, research is being conducted into how robots can be effectively implemented into primary and secondary school curricula to improve classroom learning. The three year research project, led by Swinburne University of Technology, will see two […]

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‘Super-Smart Mice’ May Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia

Scientists have created intelligent and bold mice by altering a single gene, an advance that may pave the way for new treatments for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The unusually intelligent mice were created by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely […]

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Nasa Testing Climbing Space Robot With Sticky Gecko Feet

Inspired by geckos, Nasa has equipped a climbing robot with next-generation sticky feet that could help them carry repair work on the International Space Station (ISS). Thanks to tiny hair on the bottom of geckos’ feet, these lizards can cling to walls with ease, and their stickiness doesn’t wear off with repeated usage. Aaron Parness […]