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Graphene device bridges the terahertz gap

Added: 5 Feb 2020

Researchers have used graphene to create a device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengt…

Carbon nanotubes grown on newsprint

Added: 26 Nov 2019

Your old copies of Lab News may still have some unexpected uses in the lab…

Ultra-fine particles linked to brain cancer

Added: 14 Nov 2019

Air pollution nanoparticles have been linked to brain cancer for the first time.

Rahko raises £1.3M for quantum chemistry simulation

Added: 18 Oct 2019

UCL spin-out Rahko has raised £1.3 million in seed funding to develop its machine learning-powered …

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

ESA opens calls for ISS lab upgrade

Added: 14 Oct 2019

The European Space Agency is looking for industry help to upgrade the Columbus laboratory aboard th…

Lithium-ion researchers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Added: 9 Oct 2019

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three researchers for their work on the developmen…

Nanolaser functions inside living human tissue

Added: 26 Sep 2019

A US team has developed a nanolaser that can operate in confined spaces such as quantum circuits, m…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

US environmental agency to end animal testing by 2035

Added: 18 Sep 2019

The US Environmental Protection Agency will phase out animal testing of chemical products by 2035, …

Simple, beautiful, classic: MIT creates blackest black material

Added: 16 Sep 2019

Engineers have claimed a new record for the blackest material ever created.

Scalable membrane could filter greenhouse gases

Added: 11 Sep 2019

A new membrane filtration could be used to separate greenhouse gases from waste emissions on an ind…

$5.8M for renewable photocatalytic converter

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Houston-based plasmonics company Syzygy has raised $5.8 million to develop its eco-friendly photoca…

Scaled-down reactor turns greenhouse gas into fuel

Added: 4 Sep 2019

A newly-developed reactor containing a 2D catalyst is able to covert atmospheric CO2 into pure liqu…

International research projects get £3.6M

Added: 29 Aug 2019

Research England has divvied up £3.6 million for eight research institutions in the UK to help fund…

Hogweed turned into carbon material for electrodes

Added: 29 Aug 2019

Hogweed is being put to use to manufacture electrodes for supercapacitors.

2D stack provides thermal isolation in electronics

Added: 22 Aug 2019

An insulator only 10 atoms deep could significantly reduce heat emissions in electronic devices whi…

Leeds creates thinnest 2D gold

Added: 8 Aug 2019

University of Leeds scientists have claimed first fabrication of freestanding 2D gold with a sub‐na…

3D-printed collagen forms functioning heart parts

Added: 6 Aug 2019

A new bioprinting method allows anyone to 3D-print functioning components of the human heart.

Agar Scientific buys London Resin Company

Added: 2 Aug 2019

Laboratory equipment supplier Agar Scientific has acquired London Resin Company for an undisclosed …