Today, Nature journal has published the completed genome sequencing of sunflower plant. The sequencing work was carried out by University of British Columbia. To our amazement, the genome size of sunflower is 10 times larger than the human genome, consisting of 70-80% of repetitive regions.
Researchers have created an optical tractor beam capable of pulling a macroscopic object. A special graphene-silica composite was designed for the laser-pulling. When irradiated by the laser beam, the composite creates a reversed temperature difference which pushes it towards the laser source. This movement was visible to the naked eye. The study shows that manipulation […]
Researchers are advocating for the inclusion of the African Union (AU) in the G20, which is a forum for the world’s largest economic powers to discuss and propose solutions to global issues. Currently, only South Africa represents Africa in the group. The report, ‘Advocating for a G21,’ was launched at a G20 side-event in India […]
Recently, Elsevier has announced journal access to 60 German institutes. The individual subscription of many German scientists and researchers were cancelled by the publishing house by end of 2016. However, such a step by the Elsevier would promote German research and also meet its vision of global dissemination of the innovative research knowledge. Reference Link: […]