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Graphene researchers throw physics out the window

Added: 16 Nov 2020

A Manchester University graphene research team has just thrown the physics textbook out of the prov…

A step towards an environmentally friendly Lithium ion battery

Added: 13 Nov 2020

We all love the idea of an electric car and Elon Musk's Tesla is almost accessible to even a poorly…

Self-watering soil could transform farming

Added: 9 Nov 2020

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the mos…

Malaria test as simple as a bandage

Added: 5 Nov 2020

Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage. That's the idea behind a platfo…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…

Selecting the right sterile cleanroom clothing solution for compliance with EU GMP Annex I

Added: 23 Oct 2020

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The new EU GMP Annex I guidelines will require sterile product manufacturers to …

Lessons learnt from a zero-carbon laboratory

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Mathew Butler reviews the operation of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemis…

Making it happen: young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Freelance nextgen reporter, Amy Grace, interviews Mhairi McCann; one of the Women in Engineering So…

lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Stuck in the middle

Added: 23 Oct 2020

In sympathy with all those researchers out there trying to get the tough papers writer, Dr Matthew …

Career chances for technicians shouldn’t be a matter of luck

Added: 20 Oct 2020

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The Royal Society of Chemistry’s former president Carol Robinson talks through h…

Science and scientists held in high esteem across the globe

Added: 1 Oct 2020

As the world looks to scientists and the research and development process to bring new treatments a…

Multishot lens-free imaging could aid disease diagnosis

Added: 24 Sep 2020

A new type of imaging that does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to …

Single-step 3D printing multimaterial microstructures

Added: 17 Sep 2020

Researchers have developed an automated 3D printing method that can produce multicolour 3D microstr…

Plant-based supercapacitor delivers 900 x energy efficiency

Added: 11 Sep 2020

In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy s…

Environmentally friendly silicon recycling

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Skoltech scientists and their colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) have develope…

Fungus leather: new front-runner for sustainable clothing material

Added: 9 Sep 2020

In a new review paper by the University of Vienna, Imperial College London, and RMIT University in …

Reimagining the face mask: a design upgrade

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Imagine a reusable face mask that protects wearers and those around them from SARS-CoV-2, is comfor…

Coronavirus 'trap and zap' technology

Added: 24 Aug 2020

Rice University researchers plan to reconfigure their 'trap and zap' wastewater-treatment technolog…

Converting self-sterilising water filtration technologies for COVID-19 protection

Added: 24 Aug 2020

With the worldwide focus on coronavirus prevention and transmission, a new type of air-filter that …

Improved cybernetics hardware - human interfacing

Added: 17 Aug 2020

Although true 'cyborgs' -- part human, part robotic beings -- are science fiction, researchers are …