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Prize winning studies of life's earliest history

Added: 31 Jan 2022

Andrew Knoll has depicted the first three billion years of life on Earth using his studies of micro…

Shedding light on how to increase UK crop yields

Added: 31 Jan 2022

Recent events has demonstrated the need to increase the UK's national food harvest and build relien…

Can virtual academic conferences make STEM fields more inclusive?

Added: 10 Jan 2022

While the global shift towards virtual events has clearly reduced the carbon footprint, it also rai…

Monitoring DNA in air samples could revolutionise biomonitoring

Added: 10 Jan 2022

DNA from air could revolutionise the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists. Two resear…

Low-cost, ultra-sensitive gravimeter for early detection of volcanic activity uses MEMS technology

Added: 10 Dec 2021

A new device being developed by University of Glasgow in collaboration with a leading product desig…

2022 predictions on the advances in life sciences innovation

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Innovation experts recently hired specifically to study emerging tech and drive collaboration predi…

Forensic technology used to deliver justice in 38-year-old murder case

Added: 9 Dec 2021

A unique fingerprint visualisation system has been making news in the US this week after being used…

Balloon-driven hybrid mobile communications network launched in Zanzibar

Added: 2 Dec 2021

A unique balloon-driven hybrid mobile network is being launched in Zanzibar. Expected to deliver fu…

Renewable energy's hybrid fuel blue hydrogen can help protect the climate

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Blue hydrogen - a renewable fuel hybrid technology - can play a positive role in the energy transit…

World’s leading academic journals join pledge to fight bias in publishing

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Global giants Springer Nature, De Gruyter and Taylor & Francis join Wiley, Elsevier and SAGE Publis…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

The plastics industry must go under the knife for a more sustainable future

Added: 22 Nov 2021

After 50 years of carefree consumption, urgent transformation is needed to negate large-scale green…

PhD student wins leading award from UK Research and Innovation

Added: 2 Nov 2021

University of Gloucestershire PhD student, Philippa Simmonds, has won a prestigious UK Research and…

Collaboration to launch Leading Laboratories Recognition Program to help elevate quality patient care

Added: 1 Nov 2021

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and The Joint Commission have established the Le…

Shape-shifting worm blob model could inspire future robot swarms

Added: 26 Oct 2021

Lumbriculus variegatus blackworms can aggregate into ‘blobs’ capable of collective movement. Resear…

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Added: 22 Oct 2021

Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have be…

Lab Innovations launches Lab Connect

Added: 6 Oct 2021

Lab Innovations has relaunched Lab Connect, an online networking portal to help exhibitors and visi…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…

Inclusion and diversity given greater prominence in RSC prize reforms

Added: 29 Sep 2021

Efforts to make science a more inclusive and diverse place to learn and work are to be given annual…

Dinosaur domination resulted from volcano-driven climate change

Added: 27 Sep 2021

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over …