Scientists create a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole

The black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualized in virtual reality for the first time. The details are described...

This autonomous robot could change shape to adapt to challenging environments

A robot can assemble a car door or pack a box much faster and more efficiently than any human, but such single-purpose machines struggle...

How can we design electronic devices that don’t overheat?

A new thermal transistor could help conduct heat away from delicate electronic components and also insulate them against chip and circuit failure. You’ve felt the...

Air taxis – why they’re no longer pie in the sky

Imagine a taxi service that picked you up (into the sky) and then dropped you off after an exciting journey, completely free of road...

Are you walking your dog enough?

Australia has nearly five million dogs, with nearly 40% of Australian households owning one. But it seems that 40% of Australian dogs are not walked...

Gastric bypass is the most effective weight loss surgery

A new study found that adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable...

5 big myths of e-cigarettes everyone should know

For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. Currently, inaccurate information is wildly spread about the safety...

Coronary calcium test could help clarify heart disease risk – and control cholesterol

When doctors are sorting out what to do about a patient's cholesterol, a key calculation is that patient's future risk for developing heart disease....

Low-gluten, high-fiber diets may be healthier than gluten-free

When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet, they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating. Researchers at University...

Silicone breast implant may strongly increase risk of autoimmune disease

Women with breast implants mostly only had to worry about leaks. However, in a new study, researchers confirmed that almost 1 in 4 implantation patients...

Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...
New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionize the way in which we study diseases, such...