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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 …

Biomimicry informs better sensors: just add noise

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Adding noise to enhance a weak signal is a sensing phenomenon common in the animal world but unusua…

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…

Elastic to kinetic energy conversion through biomimicry

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Venus flytraps do it, trap-jaw ants do it, and now materials scientists at the University of Massac…

Diabetes-in-a-dish model uncovers new insights

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Using cells taken from patients with type 2 diabetes and new techniques to convert them into specia…

Ensuring 'fair and equitable' distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Added: 4 Sep 2020

When effective COVID-19 vaccines are developed, their supply will inevitably be scarce. The World H…

Submit your COVID-19 data to the global vaccine effort

Added: 4 Sep 2020

More than 73,000 users collaborate on a new online platform set up by the European Open Science Clo…

First rapid breath test for Coronavirus trialled

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Canterbury-based technology firm ANCON Medical (‘Ancon’) announces the trial of its Nanotechnology …

New Leicestershire-based COVID-19 testing ‘Lighthouse Lab’

Added: 4 Sep 2020

A new ‘Lighthouse Lab’ facility will be established in Leicestershire to increase the UK’s COVID-19…

Coronavirus 'trap and zap' technology

Added: 24 Aug 2020

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

Medicines Discovery Catapult creates a worldwide virtual biobank

Added: 18 Aug 2020

Today, Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) announce the rapid expansion of its Biosamples supply net…

Coronaviruses amplified along wildlife supply chain

Added: 17 Aug 2020

Coronaviruses were detected in a high proportion of bats and rodents in Viet Nam from 2013 to 2014,…

Improved cybernetics hardware - human interfacing

Added: 17 Aug 2020

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

AI stratification significantly improves treatment outcomes for COVID-19 patients

Added: 11 Aug 2020

AN EIT Health project demonstrates early positive results on improving treatment outcomes of patien…

Advantage flat angel shark

Added: 7 Aug 2020

The general picture of a shark is that of a fast and large ocean predator. Some species, however, q…

A truffle's tale... 40 years in the making

Added: 7 Aug 2020

As a first-year graduate student studying truffle ecology at Oregon State University, Dan Luoma att…

How flying snakes glide

Added: 6 Aug 2020

Flying snakes glide through the air, flattening their bodies to provide lift. But as they glide the…

Computational model could help translate drugs from animal studies to human

Added: 5 Aug 2020

About 50% of people who take the drug infliximab for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's d…

Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite reveals new penguin colonies

Added: 5 Aug 2020

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin co…

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough

Added: 4 Aug 2020

A University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly a…