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TECH 05 Feb 2014 | 12:11 PM

Citizens seek cancer cure with "Genes In Space" smartphone game

Gaming enthusiasts across the world can from Tuesday join the search for cancer cures with a citizen science project using a smartphone game to help researchers analyse vast volumes of genetic data from tumour samples.

TECH 05 May 2014 | 12:29 PM

Reel deal

Here’s an interesting fact which may come as a bit of a surprise: if you’ve got IT or computer science knowledge, there’s great demand for your services in the film industry.

TECH 05 May 2014 | 12:42 PM

Know your laundry

Laundry isn’t exactly rocket science, but with all the ­various care labels and instructions, it’s easy to get confused on the ­proper washing techniques.

TECH 04 Jul 2014 | 1:54 PM

Science journal says Facebook experiment 'a concern'

The scientific journal that published a controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation said Thursday it was concerned that the company did not follow scientific ethics and principles of informed consent.

TECH 04 Nov 2014 | 9:30 AM

Penguin-bot is a happy feat for science

Brazenly, the down-covered baby penguin lookalike rolls in on four wheels for a huddle with real-life chicks, right under the noses of adult birds which seem to pay it no heed.

TECH 19 May 2015 | 5:00 PM

US science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology

The leading US scientific organisation, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies."

Technology 24 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Mass Effect 3 marketing stunt to donate to science

Copies of i>Mass Effect 3/i>'s special edition, the Space Edition, will be launched into orbit for fans to track, find and keep, whereupon the high altitude weather balloons and brand new data-gathering equipment used will be donated to an American university.

TECH 18 Feb 2014 | 11:38 AM

Donate your smartphone to science, but only when you sleep

PowerSleep, an app which is a collaboration between Samsung and the University of Vienna, uses the smartphones' processing power for crunching through scientific research.

TECH 13 Oct 2014 | 9:30 AM

Sounds of science: Japan leads push for high-res audio

A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony into a household name around the world, the company is hoping to set the agenda again with "high-res" audio.