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First virtual symposium on quantum technology, semiconductors, and power generation

Added: 24 May 2021

Oxford Instruments plc is pleased to announce its first Virtual Symposium on Quantum Technology, Se…

X-ray Ptychography performed for first time at small-scale Laboratory Source

Added: 21 May 2021

X-ray ptychography has been used to perform high-resolution phase contrast diffraction imaging on s…

High-resolution model offers stunningly realistic simulation of the birth of stars

Added: 21 May 2021

A team including Northwestern University astrophysicists has developed the most realistic, highest-…

The first frost is the deepest - understanding the biochemical flowering brake in plants

Added: 17 May 2021

The first frost of autumn may be grim for gardeners but the latest evidence reveals it is a profoun…

Giant sea lizard fossil shows diversity of life before asteroid hit

Added: 14 May 2021

A further species discovery confirms the abundance and diversity of giant marine lizards in the Cre…

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…

Online airborne fluid modelling tool may help laboratories implement effective COVID health and safety precautions

Added: 14 Apr 2021

A new research project aims to develop an online tool to predict the spread of airborne fluid dropl…

Articulating the earliest true opposed thumb in Earth's history; Monkeydactyl

Added: 13 Apr 2021

The application of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning has enabled digital modelling and …

Making music with spiders webs and talking arachnid: discover more at ACS Spring 2021

Added: 12 Apr 2021

Imagine being able to talk to spiders in their own language! Scientists report that they have trans…

Recycled graphene from tyres 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…

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

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovoltaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into t…

Jordan's water crisis should be a warning for the world

Added: 31 Mar 2021

It is very easy to take tap water for granted. But sobering predictions of recent research around J…

Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Climate change mitigation is forever a balancing act. Environmental experts are beginning to unveil…

'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…

Tracking mosquito flight patterns in 3D using digital holography and mathematics

Added: 12 Mar 2021

Researchers have been asked to use large field-of-view digital holography to accurately apply 3D tr…

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…

Crowd research recovers biodiversity as 17 previously lost plant species are rehabilitated

Added: 9 Mar 2021

Imagine rediscovering not one, but seventeen species that had been designated as extinct? A well or…

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…