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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…

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…

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…

'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…

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…

Antiviral coating kills viruses and bacteria for product lifetime

Added: 26 Jan 2021

Can you imagine a world where you wouldn't have to worry about disease transmission from surfaces s…

Developing multi-functional catalysts with light switches

Added: 25 Jan 2021

Researchers were able to observe the atomic-scale features of a catalyst using an environmental tra…

Long-life, long-range, rapid recharging, affordable electric car battery

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds and drive like a Porsche... Electric car batteries t…

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion for tissue engineering of replacement organs

Added: 19 Jan 2021

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion used to build proteins onto biological polymer scaffolding to bri…

Uncovering the magic of metallographic Turing pattern formation

Added: 19 Jan 2021

While we have become used to seeing stripes and spots in nature, it still seems amazing to see simi…