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Superman’s Laser Vision a Step Closer to Reality

Superman’s ability to shoot laser beams from his eyes has come a step closer to reality, with discoveries made by a research team at...
ice age

A Switch in Ocean Circulation That Helped End the Ice Age

Changes in the circulation of the North Pacific Ocean about 15,000 years ago released large amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere, helping warm the...
global sea level

New Research to Predict How Global Sea Levels Will Rise

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have won two major grants of £438,000 and £540,000 to discover whether the collapse of a huge...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Step Forward to Finding Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

A major step forward has been made by researchers at the University of St Andrews towards finding new treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA),...
light technique

New Light Technique Could Help Diagnose Illness

A new method of using light to scan the human body, developed by researchers at the University of St Andrews, could result in less...
Killer whale

Killer Whale Can Mimic Human Speech

A killer whale has the ability to mimic human speech, according to researchers at the University of St Andrews. The female whale learned to...
climate change

New Research Could Provide Insight into Future Climate Change

A team of international researchers, led by academics at Yale University and the University of St Andrews, reveals that surface temperatures during the Eocene...
whales

Navy Efforts to Protect Whales Have Limited Effect

Naval efforts to protect endangered whales by gradually increasing the noise levels of sonar have limited benefit, researchers at the University of St Andrews...
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Trending Science: Cetaceans Having a Whale of a Time Thanks to...

Published in the journal ‘Nature Ecology and Evolution’, the study compiled a list of the rich behaviours spotted in 90 different species of cetaceans,...
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Revolutionary Guitar String Rocks the Guitar World

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world. The...
Smartphonevideo

New Technology Could Revolutionise Smartphone Use

An innovative technology, created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, can allow your smartphone to carry out a range of tasks just...
dementia

New Communication Technique Helps People with Dementia

People with advanced dementia could be helped to interact through a non-verbal communication technique known as ‘Adaptive Interaction’, researchers at the University of St Andrews...
animal culture

‘Animal Culture’ Reshapes Ideas about Evolution

Culture was once thought to be what distinguishes humans from other animals. However, research by academics from the University of St Andrews studying animal...
Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Turn Electrical Current into Light-emitting Quasi-particles

Light-matter quasi-partic­les can be generated electrically in semiconducting carbon nanotubes. Material scientists and physicists from Heidelberg University (Germany) and the University of St Andrews...
Staphylococcus aureus

MRSA Emerged Years Before Methicillin Was Even Discovered

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to researchers at the University of...
nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Turn Electrical Current into Light-Matter Quasi-Particles

Material scientists and physicists from Heidelberg University (Germany) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland) have demonstrated electrical generation of hybrid light-matter particles, so-called...
dementia

Laser Research Revolutionises the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia and Cancer

Innovative research using ultra-pure lasers, led by the University of St Andrews and M Squared, could benefit researchers looking for new ways to diagnose...
cancer cells

How the Optics of Soap Bubbles May Help Us Understand the...

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer...
celestial phenomenon

New Study Reveals Light-bending Celestial Phenomenon

The first observation of displacement of a star due to bending of its light by another celestial body other than the Sun is revealed...
wavemeter

‘Scrambled Light’ Wavemeter Breakthrough

A breakthrough innovation in the measurement of lasers can measure changes one millionth of the size of an atom and could revolutionise their use...