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Singapore doctors are now equipped with robot arms in their heart operations. The first of its kind Last December, Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) Interventional Cardiology department first performed robot-assisted angioplasty: a heart surgery involving the relieving of blocked  arteries. It has since treated more than 70 patients. This is the first time it has …

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Large wildfires in the Arctic and intense heat waves in Europe are just the latest evidence that climate change is becoming the defining event of our time. Unlike other periods that came and went, such as the 1960s or the dot-com boom, an era of unchecked climate change will lead to complex and irreversible changes …

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The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 was launched in 2014 for a planned eight-year mission to collect forecasting, weather-monitoring and research data. For his experimental short A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit, the German filmmaker Felix Dierich used Himawari-8 data made publicly available by the Japanese and Australian governments to craft a timelapse that condenses one year …

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Singapore scientists and clinicians have discovered a promising use of antibodies to target a new cancer antigen, as an alternative for chemotherapy. Scientists from A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered an immunotherapy that could potentially be used to treat common cancers. They generated PRL3-zumab, a humanised antibody[1] to target the PRL-3 protein, a …

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Ecosystems are networks so intricate that their survival or collapse is extremely difficult to predict. However, by mapping the lifespans and studying the resilience of different ecosystems around the world, network scientists at Northeastern University are working to create a common mathematical framework that could anticipate – and help us prevent – the collapse of …

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In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence about the implications of the new theory of quantum mechanics. The focus of their worry was what Schrödinger later dubbed entanglement: the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have …

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