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UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperatures
29-September-2017

Ice analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between –210°C and –120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets.

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Contact: Hokkaido University Institution: Hokkaido University Category: Science
 
Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang drive massive black hole formation
29-September-2017

A super-computer simulation by an international team of researchers has shown the formation of a rapidly growing star from supersonic gas streams in the early universe left over from the Big Bang. The star ends its life with catastrophic collapse to leave a black hole with a mass of 34,000 times that of the Sun.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
PolyU develops the first Food Hygiene Standard Certification System tailor-made for Hong Kong-style catering establishments
28-September-2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has applied its expertise in food safety to develop the comprehensive Food Hygiene Standard Certification System (FHSCS).

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Category: Science
 
Invisibility is within sight
28-September-2017

The theoretical discovery of transparent particles that break the previously accepted limit of visibility opens a new door in the search for perfect transparency.

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Technology
 
Feeding habit of Malaysian fruit bats
28-September-2017

Researchers from Malaysia, United Kingdom and China teamed up to investigate the effect of human activities such as expansion of cities and oil palm plantations on the diet of the most common fruit bat in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Science
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