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New topological superconductor could fill critical component gap in quantum computing

Added: 18 Jun 2021

A newly discovered superconductor could have enormous impact on quantum computing. The relative sen…

Combining classical and quantum computing opens door to new discoveries

Added: 17 Jun 2021

New approaches are needed to lay the pathway to efficient and effective quantum computing. Now, res…

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

Added: 16 Jun 2021

When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never…

Women in STEM see equality slip during the pandemic

Added: 11 Jun 2021

Despite some good work over the years, it has become apparent that there is yet more work to be don…

SoyFilm: Is this the end of fossil fuel single-use plastics?

Added: 10 Jun 2021

At last! A sustainable, scalable and 100 percent natural plant protein-based polymer that functions…

Free webinar: Testing imported pets to mitigate emerging disease threats

Added: 9 Jun 2021

With the demand for pets rising dramatically over lockdown, and the number of illegal imports keepi…

Electron microscopy just became a thousand times more efficient

Added: 3 Jun 2021

Imaging a million samples a second to make electron microscopy a thousand times more efficient, the…

Record quantum entanglement rates: A step closer to the Quantum Internet

Added: 2 Jun 2021

In a landmark step for quantum communications, researchers have achieved record entanglement rates …

Staying ahead of the bacteria: A new weapon in the anti-bacterial arms race

Added: 1 Jun 2021

In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to giv…

EV design concept capable of 30% longer range

Added: 1 Jun 2021

Automotive innovation start-up has revealed a patented design concept for an electric vehicle capab…

Are UK Zoos putting the Con in Conservation?

Added: 27 May 2021

A shocking new report published by Born Free highlights that the majority of species found in the U…

Commercial quanta image sensors - a new era in solid-state imaging

Added: 27 May 2021

Solid-state technology capable of imaging individual photons of light to enable full-speed photon c…

UKRI funding to bring the public into the heart of five research projects

Added: 27 May 2021

UK Research and Innovation is encouraging people from across the UK to actively contribute to five …

First virtual symposium on quantum technology, semiconductors, and power generation

Added: 24 May 2021

Oxford Instruments plc is pleased to announce its first Virtual Symposium on Quantum Technology, Se…

X-ray Ptychography performed for first time at small-scale Laboratory Source

Added: 21 May 2021

X-ray ptychography has been used to perform high-resolution phase contrast diffraction imaging on s…

High-resolution model offers stunningly realistic simulation of the birth of stars

Added: 21 May 2021

A team including Northwestern University astrophysicists has developed the most realistic, highest-…

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

How moths find their flame - genetics of mate attraction discovered

Added: 14 May 2021

Biologists have discovered the gene controlling the mating preference of male European corn borer m…

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 …

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…