Two different forms of water isolated for first time

From BBC.com Scientists have isolated the two different forms of water molecule for the first time. Water molecules were known to exist as two distinct “isomers”, or types, based on their slightly different properties at the atomic level. By separating out the two isomers, researchers were able to show that they behave differently in the way that they undergo chemical …

QUT breakthrough holds promise of longer, healthier life

From the QUT QUT researchers have developed a new drug that has the potential to dramatically slow the ageing process and delay, or even prevent, major diseases in humans, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 Diabetes and arthritis. The Scientific Director of the Cancer and Ageing Research Program (CARP), Associate Professor Derek Richard from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, said …

The innovation turning desert sand into farmland

By Aamir Rafiq Peerzada Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis in the United Arab Emirates desert, where temperatures can reach 50C. “It’s expensive as we have to buy water regularly to irrigate these plants,” he says. Farmers have to use tankers to bring in water, and …