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Yo, Cicakman: Thanks to studying geckos, scientists have created gloves that can help people scale sheer surfaces, just like in the movies (Filepic: Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

Gecko-feet gloves to climb glass walls

26 November 2014

What’s hot and what’s not in the world of science and technology.

Take an idea and make it happen at the Maker Faire

26 November 2014

Cool ideas and epiphanies in the shower became reality at the recent Mini Maker Faire in Penang.

Sleek new store from Hugo Boss

26 November 2014

The luxury German menswear label opens its first flagship in Kuala Lumpur.

Stop wasting food, America!

25 November 2014

One in six people in the US face hunger, yet over 15 million kilos of food is thrown away every year.

A child under quarantine sits outside a care centre in Lokomasama. The biggest chiefdome in Port Loko province has been severely hit by Ebola.

Ebola and the lost children of Sierra Leone

25 November 2014

Shutting schools does not assure safety from Ebola. It damages chances for a nation’s recovery.

World’s baddest supercomputers to cost RM1.43bil

25 November 2014

Estimate to reach speeds of up to 150 petaflops, these supercomputers won't be playing Tetris.

Newly-discovered ‘stargazing’ shrimp has psychedelic eyes

25 November 2014

A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters.

Can you trust a banker? Research study says 'Not really'

25 November 2014

A banking culture that puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to a new study.

No wastes: The fermentation of pig and cattle manure generates organic fertiliser and biogas (for electricity generation). This biogas plant about 150km south of Santiago, Chile, generates up to 4MW of electricity for the farm’s own use. — Photos by AFP

Biogas, a low-tech fuel with a big payoff

24 November 2014

Whether at household operations or at industrial facilities, a centuries-old technology is increasingly being used to extract energy from crop waste, kitchen scraps and sewage.

Always the newspaperman: C.A. Moore taking notes at the Bates County Veterans Tribute dedication ceremony earlier in the year. — TNS photos

Death of a true newspaperman

24 November 2014

‘Ink in his veins’ might be a cliché but it truly describes the editor of a small-town newspaper who finally left for the great newsroom in the sky.

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