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Using sunlight to the max
19 Jun 2017
A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.
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15 Jun 2017
A new technique for manufacturing hybrid silicon lasers paves the way for low-cost, mass-produced photonic devices usable in a range of applications.
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09 Jun 2017
Metal complexes found less stable in catalytic reactions than previously thought, which could warrant re-investigation of several reactions.
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09 Jun 2017
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed the world’s first method to achieve the catalytic asymmetric borylation of ketones, a breakthrough expected to facilitate the development of new medicines and functional chemicals.
09 Jun 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has signed cooperation MoU with the Belgian 3D Printing Pioneer, Materialise.
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09 Jun 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Their findings appeared in the prestigious journal, Advanced Materials.
06 Jun 2017
Scientists in South Korea have come up with a new method for 3D printing human skin, which both shortens the process and reduces the cost.
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05 Jun 2017
Emerging technologies...that address both performance and cost challenges in CCS, must be accelerated towards implementation...It is key.
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05 Jun 2017
The study demonstrates for the first time a new type of magnetocapacitance, a phenomenon that could be useful in the next generation of spintronic devices.
05 Jun 2017
When the X-rays blast electrons out of one atom, stripping it from the inside out, it steals more from its neighbors - a new insight that could help advance high-res imaging of whole viruses, bacteria and complex materials.
The cross section of a wild moso bamboo Phyllostachys pubescens. Fibers (vascular bundles) surrounding the heart-shaped black openings have a denser distribution toward the outer part.
31 May 2017
The spatial distribution of fibers in hollow bamboo cylinders is optimized to reinforce flexural rigidity, a new finding that sheds light on biomimetic approaches in the development of materials.
9-anthryl gold(I) isocyanide (3α) turns invisible and emits infrared after it’s ground whereas phenyl  gold(I) isocyanide (1) turns yellow.
31 May 2017
A gold compound shifts from a visible fluorescence to emitting infrared when ground - a big shift with potential applications in bioimaging and security inks.
25 May 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning three Global Innovation Awards at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2017 (TechConnect World). It is the first time for a Hong Kong higher education institution to receive the award. PolyU is also the only awardee from Hong Kong.
Ta4SiTe4 as a High-Performance Thermoelectric Material
25 May 2017
Researchers at Nagoya University report high thermoelectric powers in one-dimensional crystals for practical low-temperature cooling.
22 May 2017
A breakthrough in generating water-stable metal-organic frameworks allows efficient removal of water from gases.
Fluorescence of the conjugated polymers in solution.
16 May 2017
Conjugated polymers designed with a twist produce tiny, brightly fluorescent particles with broad applications.
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16 May 2017
A single-step process transforms carbon dioxide into star-shaped molecules that are promising building blocks for useful polymeric materials.
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15 May 2017
Roll-to-roll printing of a conductive metal ink offers an inexpensive, high performance alternative to today’s touchscreen technology.
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10 May 2017
Cellulose nanofibers can help particles in ink and printed electronics disperse evenly, rather than spread apart like dried coffee rings.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
09 May 2017
Study into spirals of magnetic spin showcases potential of layered materials for future data storage.
Inspiration from Steller's jay
08 May 2017
A Nagoya University-led research team mimics the rich color of bird plumage and demonstrates new ways to control how light interacts with materials.
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03 May 2017
Cyanine dyes could improve the efficiency of using molecular probes to identify, for example, the presence of a virus or a tumour receptor.
Hexagonal silver nanoplates
02 May 2017
A new method combining tumor suppressor protein p53 and biomineralization peptide BMPep successfully created hexagonal silver nanoplates, suggesting an efficient strategy for controlling the nanostructure of inorganic materials.
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01 May 2017
A rechargeable power source printed onto normal paper using a standard inkjet printer could pave a new way for a wide range of ‘smart’ objects.
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28 Apr 2017
Adding photoacid to a special kind of melted polymeric crystal allows better and switchable proton conductivity. This could lead to new materials for memory, supercapacitor and transistor technologies.
25 Apr 2017
Template modification could speed up the fabrication of sensing substrates and other novel structures.
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20 Apr 2017
Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer at Seiko Instruments Group.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
20 Apr 2017
A new technique for investigating the action of molybdate on carbon steel could lead to safer treatments for protecting metal alloys.
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19 Apr 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University launched today the University Research Facility in 3D Printing (U3DP), the first 3D printing facility among higher education institutions in Hong Kong to support teaching, learning and research.
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19 Apr 2017
A team from Korea created more flexible neural electrodes that minimize tissue damage and still transmit clear brain signals.

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