Author Archives: Fred Lee

China tries laser cannons on fighter jets

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The Chinese Air Force could equip its planes with laser weapons according to an article in the South China Morning Post. The article takes up two press releases that appeared on the official website for the procurement of weapons and military equipment of the People’s Liberation Army. These press releases, which serve to find potential new private suppliers, provide detailed… Read more »

Occupational therapy at home found to be useful for Dementia sufferers

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Occupational therapy at home to treat people with dementia can be extremely helpful according to a study by Sally Bennett, a professor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. According to the researcher, occupational therapy is very useful not only for people with dementia but also for their families and carers. As the researcher… Read more »

Whale mothers whisper to their babies to avoid attracting the attention of orcas and sharks

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A new way of communicating between the whales of the North Atlantic and their young has been discovered by a group of researchers. In contrast to parents, young whales are more vulnerable precisely because of their small size, because a larger number of predators are interested in them. For example, whale youth can be a good lunch for orcas and… Read more »