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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…

Visualising the light-bending dance of binary black holes using NASA's Discover supercomputer

Added: 20 Apr 2021

Try to imagine and describe a black hole. A big one! Now try to imagine a second supermassive black…

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…

Research points to a green energy system sooner than we'd hoped!

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovotaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into th…

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…

CERN results may violate the standard model of particle physics

Added: 23 Mar 2021

New results from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, beauty (LHCb) strengthen hints of a violation of lep…

'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…

The chronicles of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance continued - the first test drives

Added: 12 Mar 2021

During it's first week on the planet's surface, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover and its Earthbo…

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…

The chronicles of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance

Added: 24 Feb 2021

Only a few days in and NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is wowing us with spectacular footage, f…

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…

Could you be the new face of space?

Added: 17 Feb 2021

The European Space Agency is opening its 'Gateway to Space' and inviting you to explore the potenti…

Kinky graphene 'straintronics' for smaller, faster microchips

Added: 16 Feb 2021

Using 'straintronics' rather than electronics, researchers have produced the tiniest microchips yet…

Astronomers confirm Farfarout is our most distant object

Added: 15 Feb 2021

Farfarout... is a faint little rock only 400km across. Farther out than Farout - in fact, far enoug…

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…

Not just a droplet: Explaining one dimensional quantum liquid formation

Added: 22 Jan 2021

A new type of quantum droplet - the most dilute liquids ever experimentally observed - helps unrave…

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…

Let the countdown commence with atomic accuracy

Added: 31 Dec 2020

10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1... Happy New Year!

While the UK looks to Big Ben and the US…

Quantum technology spins into scalability

Added: 11 Dec 2020

A multi-disciplinary team has published proof-of-concept for a powerful and scalable quantum techno…