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Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …

3D-printed hydrogels with improved tunable properties

Added: 14 May 2021

The design of 3D-printable seaweed hydrogels that use multiple interpenetrating networks to enable …

Replacing plastics in fibre-based packaging for full recycling

Added: 10 May 2021

New research highlights biodigestible barrier polymers to replace plastics and non-repulpable lamin…

How to keep your research on target

Added: 30 Apr 2021

Is a lack of focus baffling your team? Dr Matthew Partridge recommends setting research goals and s…

Declining work-life balance for scientific researchers, survey finds

Added: 27 Apr 2021

Reseachers are generally known for their dedication and the percieved norm is that many work for pa…

Pre-programmed degradation makes 'biodegradable' plastics truly compostable

Added: 22 Apr 2021

By embedding polymer-eating enzymes in plastic, researchers have found a way to make previously tri…

Innovation roadmap to improve smartphone apps for point-of-care diagnosis and treatment guidance

Added: 19 Apr 2021

A new review paper looks at advanced research in smartphone-based imaging systems for healthcare. T…

What should the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency look like?

Added: 15 Apr 2021

Following the announcement of the proposed launch of the new Advanced Research & Invention Agency (…

Expansion microscopy: Imaging biological samples at nanoscale using an ordinary light microscope

Added: 9 Apr 2021

Using an ordinary light microscope, MIT engineers have devised a technique for imaging biological s…

Recycled graphene from tires can make more environmentally friendly concrete

Added: 8 Apr 2021

This could be where the rubber truly hits the road. Rice University scientists have optimised a pro…

Industrialisation of fundamental physics research advances light source and sensor technologies

Added: 29 Mar 2021

Collaboration between specialist academic research and industrial expert engineers is proving key t…

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …

'Team ice' uncover crucial information to aid the development of new more active cryoprotectants

Added: 17 Mar 2021

Researchers uncover new understanding around the interactions between synthetic polymers and ice fo…

Laboratory Management: Monitoring the cold chain

Added: 5 Mar 2021

With many COVID vaccines relying on ultra-low temperature storage, Matt Feeny explains why and how …

A novel light harvesting engine strings buckyballs and chromophores on DNA

Added: 26 Feb 2021

Researchers have synthesised a novel type of organic light-harvesting supramolecule by arranging fl…

UK gov to launch Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA)

Added: 23 Feb 2021

As part of its plans to cement the UK’s position as a global science superpower and build back bett…

UK's Global Talent Visa supports mobility of scientists and researchers

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Are you a researcher or a scientist seeking a fast route into the UK post Brexit? There's still tim…

Kinky graphene 'straintronics' for smaller, faster microchips

Added: 16 Feb 2021

Using 'straintronics' rather than electronics, researchers have produced the tiniest microchips yet…

Droplet formation at the nanoscale

Added: 4 Feb 2021

It is surprising to find such everyday physics in the nanoscale world of molecular biology, but whe…

Closed-loop chemical recycling of common petrochemical realised

Added: 28 Jan 2021

Imagine plastics and rubber that can be chemically unzipped back to reusable monomers for recycling…