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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…

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…

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…

Avalanching nanoparticles observed - a potentially significant step in technological transformation

Added: 14 Jan 2021

Columbia engineers are the first to have observed avalanches in nanoparticles. Following in the foo…

How to grow your own smart materials with live fermentation cultures

Added: 12 Jan 2021

Have you ever made your own soda bread or homemade yoghurt using a fermented 'starter culture'? Ima…

Nanoparticle drug-delivery system developed to treat brain disorders

Added: 6 Jan 2021

A team of bioengineers has proven a novel system of nanoparticles can successfully carry three time…

Call for entries: Long COVID co-created science and art installation

Added: 3 Dec 2020

"The stories we tell matter." Relational Space

Are you willing to 'fearlessly explore' the impact …

ACHEMA live event postponed by nine months

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Further updates to our event horizon include a nine-month postponement of ACHEMA to April 2022, on …

Graphene researchers throw physics out the window

Added: 16 Nov 2020

A Manchester University graphene research team has just thrown the physics textbook out of the prov…

A step towards an environmentally friendly Lithium ion battery

Added: 13 Nov 2020

We all love the idea of an electric car and Elon Musk's Tesla is almost accessible to even a poorly…

Malaria test as simple as a bandage

Added: 5 Nov 2020

Testing for malaria could become as simple as putting on a bandage. That's the idea behind a platfo…

Science and scientists held in high esteem across the globe

Added: 1 Oct 2020

As the world looks to scientists and the research and development process to bring new treatments a…

Multishot lens-free imaging could aid disease diagnosis

Added: 24 Sep 2020

A new type of imaging that does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to …

Plant-based supercapacitor delivers 900 x energy efficiency

Added: 11 Sep 2020

In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy s…

Environmentally friendly silicon recycling

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Skoltech scientists and their colleagues from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) have develope…

Coronavirus 'trap and zap' technology

Added: 24 Aug 2020

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

Converting self-sterilising water filtration technologies for COVID-19 protection

Added: 24 Aug 2020

With the worldwide focus on coronavirus prevention and transmission, a new type of air-filter that …