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EARTHQUAKES ALONG PLATE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: PART I

EARTHQUAKES ALONG PLATE BOUNDARIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: PART I

In this article I will highlight the latest development in the earthquake research along the Nepal Himalayan, which was conducted by Prof. Paul Tapponier (Earth Observatory of Singapore) and his group.

THE POWER OF SLEEP

THE POWER OF SLEEP

by Evon Cheong As a medical student, I find myself fascinated by the depth and breadth of science and how it is so intrinsically intertwined with our daily lives. Recently, we learned about the physiology of sleep and the extremely significant role it plays in […]

The Threat of Large Impacts

The Threat of Large Impacts

On February 15, 2013, a 17 meter-long meteor exploded in the air above Chelyabinsk, Russia, releasing energy equivalent to the detonation of approximately 30 Hiroshima bombs, and injured over a thousand people. According to NASA, it was the largest meteor impact in about 100 years. The following day, the asteroid DA14, measuring three times as large, zipped past the earth at a hair’s breadth of 17,100 miles. Had it collided with the Earth, it would have no doubt triggered an even more cataclysmic aftermath. The unexpectedness of the Russian meteor and the temporal proximity of both events have captured the imagination of the public regarding apocalyptic large impacts. But just how often do large impacts occur and how greatly do they pose as existential threats to life on earth?

Robotic Touch

Robotic Touch

Can robots be made to have tactile sensing? Why should we care about how robot feel and sense touch? Leong Yoke Peng, a PhD student at Caltech explains.

The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

The Importance of Earth Sciences Education

Are we learning enough about our Earth and its processes? Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah explains why it is important for us to educate and increase awareness about earth sciences.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Have scientists finally found a way to eradicate dengue? What are GM mosquitoes and how do they work? Jason Lai explains the use of GM mosquitoes in our fight against the mosquitoes.

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

A Carbon Tax World: Opportunity or Obligation?

With increasing CO2 emission and nature taking its toll, it is time for us to shoulder the responsibilities. by Brian Peng Weng Kung I was sitting on a beach when I saw a half-empty bottle of mineral water swept towards the shore. Have you ever […]

Breaking The Regeneration Barrier

Breaking The Regeneration Barrier

Could we someday be able to regenerate organs or tissues like house lizards?