Airplanes could fly thousands of miles on new biofuel feedstock
A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane.
Armageddon: scientists calculate how stars can nudge comets to strike Earth
The collision of a giant comet with the Earth is one of the most violent and cataclysmic events that could befall our planet. It has happened in the past, but the odds of another such catastrophe have remained uncertain.
How Nigeria, 138 others could be powered by 100% wind, water, solar energy by 2050
The work titled “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World” appeared August 23 in the journal Joule, Cell Press’s new publication focused on sustainable energy.
Big asteroid to flyby Earth on September 1
A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1, 2017.
Nigerians await solar eclipse on Monday, lunar episode July 27, 2018
According to Science News, a partial solar eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbra, including all of North America, northern South America, Western Europe, and some of Africa including Nigeria and north-east of Asia on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Experts advocate public health insurance for sickle cell patients
With the lack of proper management of sickle cell disease, which has led to its high incidence and increasing death rate in the country, experts have called for public health insurance for sickle cell patients to enable them access quality healthcare....
Role of alkaline water in management of cancer
The main thrust in treatment of cancer is to embark on a life style change, the aim being to undo those things that have occurred in the body as a result of maintaining the wrong lifestyle.
Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of 'lost continent' Zealandia
Scientists are attempting to unlock the secrets of the "lost continent" of Zealandia, setting sail Friday to investigate the huge underwater landmass east of Australia that has never been properly studied.
Medical imaging practitioners reject bill on National Council of Radiology
Medical radiographers and radiation scientists under the aegis of the Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON) have rejected the proposed National Council of Radiology and Radiation Medicine (NCR) Bill presently before the National Assembly.
NAFDAC, others seek compliance to breast milk code, lactation rooms
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for national laws and regulations to enforce strict compliance of the International Breast Milk Substitute (BMS) code by manufacturers and marketers of infant formula.
Medical technicians charged to embrace new trend for urinalysis
The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has been charged to embrace the technological trend of doing urinalysis to ensure quality productivity, accuracy and efficiency.