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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…

Mapping neural dynamics: Making sense of mass neuron-generated data

Added: 19 Feb 2021

How do animals process information and adapt to environmental change? New research applies AI drive…

Kinky graphene 'straintronics' for smaller, faster microchips

Added: 16 Feb 2021

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

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…

Roll over Indiana Jones - the modern archeologist comes armed with technology

Added: 21 Jan 2021

Looking into the past never looked so futuristic as it does today, and the Indiana Jones-style ster…

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…

Vital biodiversity collections face drop in specimen deposits

Added: 1 Jan 2021

Kansas researchers argue that expanded biodiversity infrastructure will be an essential front line …

Science priorities agreed for 2024 lunar exploration

Added: 9 Dec 2020

Planetary processes and polar resource potential prioritised by lunar science team. Researchers pre…

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 …

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…

Self-watering soil could transform farming

Added: 9 Nov 2020

They say water is set to become more valuable than oil, with water scarcity becoming one of the mos…

Do octopuses' arms have a mind of their own?

Added: 4 Nov 2020

Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three he…

Significant water deposits on the moon confirmed

Added: 26 Oct 2020

If you got trapped on the moon you'd at least be able to fill your water bottle according to NASA's…

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…

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…

New fossil ape discovered in India

Added: 9 Sep 2020

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the ear…

Fungus leather: new front-runner for sustainable clothing material

Added: 9 Sep 2020

In a new review paper by the University of Vienna, Imperial College London, and RMIT University in …

Elastic to kinetic energy conversion through biomimicry

Added: 4 Sep 2020

Venus flytraps do it, trap-jaw ants do it, and now materials scientists at the University of Massac…

Coronavirus 'trap and zap' technology

Added: 24 Aug 2020

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