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Antiviral coating kills viruses and bacteria for product lifetime

Added: 26 Jan 2021

Can you imagine a world where you wouldn't have to worry about disease transmission from surfaces s…

Unlimited gas separations materials data and analysis for industry

Added: 25 Jan 2021

An international research team has reduced the analysis of materials for gas separation from weeks …

2020's top 100 highlights in research and scholarly commentary

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Good science thrives - even during a pandemic! We all know what dominated most of our thoughts in 2…

Love life, love remote working: applying biophilic principles to your home office

Added: 27 Jan 2021

Derived in 1964 by the social psychologist Erich Fromm, ‘biophilia’ means to love life. Here, archi…

Developing multi-functional catalysts with light switches

Added: 25 Jan 2021

Researchers were able to observe the atomic-scale features of a catalyst using an environmental tra…

Not just a droplet: Explaining one dimensional quantum liquid formation

Added: 22 Jan 2021

A new type of quantum droplet - the most dilute liquids ever experimentally observed - helps unrave…

Roll over Indiana Jones - the modern archeologist comes armed with technology

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Looking into the past never looked so futuristic as it does today, and the Indiana Jones-style ster…

Long-life, long-range, rapid recharging, affordable electric car battery

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds and drive like a Porsche... Electric car batteries t…

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion for tissue engineering of replacement organs

Added: 19 Jan 2021

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion used to build proteins onto biological polymer scaffolding to bri…

Why cells don't get stuck - generalised cell migration and motility modelled mathematically

Added: 22 Jan 2021

Cell movement has now been mathematically modelled by an interdisciplinary team of theoretical and …

Modelling system evolution dynamics for better ecosystem management

Added: 20 Jan 2021

Imagine being able to stop species becoming unexpectedly endangered in the first place...

Research…

Uncovering the magic of metallographic Turing pattern formation

Added: 19 Jan 2021

While we have become used to seeing stripes and spots in nature, it still seems amazing to see simi…

Climate change causes in question - weather system interference may displace carbon emissions as key factor

Added: 13 Jan 2021

The green economy may be in trouble as new research - described by experts as a 'meteoroligical tou…

Megalodon babies were born larger than a man

Added: 18 Jan 2021

While 'The Meg' exaggerated its movie magic megalodon, researchers have shown  a baby megatooth sha…

Dire wolves evolved in isolation from gray wolves

Added: 15 Jan 2021

Reality is more interesting than myth, and all Game of Throne fans who fell in love with Lady, Grey…

Avalanching nanoparticles observed - a potentially significant step in technological transformation

Added: 14 Jan 2021

Columbia engineers are the first to have observed avalanches in nanoparticles. Following in the foo…

Robots might be acquiring empathy and intuition

Added: 15 Jan 2021

"I knew you were going to do that!"

Can you predict what your partner is going to do or say? Even …

Interferon-induced ACE2 production shown to be safe and even effective against COVID-19

Added: 11 Jan 2021

While ACE2 proteins are known to be the vehicle used by COVID-19 to enter the nose and lungs, the p…

How to grow your own smart materials with live fermentation cultures

Added: 12 Jan 2021

Have you ever made your own soda bread or homemade yoghurt using a fermented 'starter culture'? Ima…

It takes a lot more brain real estate to disagree than to agree

Added: 14 Jan 2021

Ever wondered why lockdown with your partner can be so exhausting? Perhaps because it takes a great…