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Diagnostic labs, no larger than a fingernail, made of paper

29.09.2011, Diagnostics For All

Instead of using pumps, tubes and glass vessels to run blood, urine and other health tests, those tests can now be done on stamp size paper devices. These can be produced simply by photocopying machines and will eventually cost only a few cents. The new technique will likely revolutionise healthcare and agriculture in developing countries.


Climate Mythbuster Skeptical Science wins Eureka Prize

09.09.2011, Skeptical Science

Australian solar physicist John Cook has been awarded the Eureka Prize, the most prestigious award in Australian science. He started the immensely popular website Skeptical Science in 2007 as an instrument to debunk common climate change myths and misunderstandings.