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19 Jun 2019
A research team of Tohoku University, Nissan Motor Co., Shinshu University, and Okayama University made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol.
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12 Jun 2019
Japanese researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar technology available at present.
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07 Jun 2019
DGIST researchers are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels.
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07 Jun 2019
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach improves on current photoluminescence spectroscopy techniques and could lead to energy savings for mass producers, and thus consumers, of power devices.
06 Jun 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today announced the signing of a collaborative framework agreement with Wuyi University (WYU). The two universities will join hands for research on the development of green and healthy textile materials over a span of three years.
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28 May 2019
Researchers at Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea, have achieved the confirmed highest single-junction cell efficiency in the world. Expects to be commercialized by using low cost, ecofriendly materials.
24 May 2019
Electrochemical imaging by researchers reveals that nitrogen and phosphorus atoms are key for enhancing holey graphene’s ability to promote the release of hydrogen during electrolysis.
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23 May 2019
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy Textile Lithium Battery.
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20 May 2019
Researchers in Korea and colleauges have developed a polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature.
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17 May 2019
One of the most unknown phenomena in modern physics is gravity. Its measurement and laws remain somewhat of an enigma. Researchers at Tohoku University have revealed important information about a new aspect of the nature of gravity by probing the smallest mass-scale.
07 May 2019
DGIST announced that the DGIST-ETH Micro Robot Research Center (DEMRC) entered The 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva with 4 inventions and won 6 awards including 3 golds, 1 silver, Special Award of Geneva State Government, and Special Award from the Taiwan Invention Association.
Quantum memory
29 Apr 2019
A joint research team of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (HKUST) and The South China Normal University (SCNU) has set a new record of photonic quantum memory efficiency, pushing quantum computation a step closer to reality.
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29 Apr 2019
DGIST Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi’s team developed single-layer graphene based multifunctional transparent devices. Expected to be used in various devices such as electronics and skin-attachable devices with power generation and self-charging capability
Triplet Superconductivity Demonstrated Under High Pressure
18 Apr 2019
Researchers in France and Japan have demonstrated a theoretical type of unconventional superconductivity in a uranium-based material, according to a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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17 Apr 2019
A one-step method enables scalable and more environmentally friendly production of plant-derived plastic monomers, paving the way towards the mass production of a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Neuron and Synapse-Mimetic Spintronics Devices Developed
17 Apr 2019
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain.
Neuron Imaging
16 Apr 2019
Luminescing nanosized crystals are showing promise for peering deeply into body tissues, but first they need to be made safe.
15 Apr 2019
A delegation from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (HKBU) won a Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury, a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland from 10 to 14 April 2019.
15 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) was among the big winners in the Hong Kong delegation this year at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo), the exhibition regarded as the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.
Prototype in precision
09 Apr 2019
A finger print can serve as identification to access locked doors and more, but current scanners can be duped with fake or even similar fingerprints. That may change soon, thanks to a collaborative research team based in Japan.
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03 Apr 2019
In shape memory alloys, the right combination of crystal grains can achieve high strength and still retain memory
02 Apr 2019
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver.
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27 Mar 2019
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) (PolyU) has recently developed an electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers, which can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter (covering the most common airborne nano-particles and viruses).
Artificial womb technology breaks its 4 minute mile
27 Mar 2019
A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough.
Fingerprint
26 Mar 2019
A transparent, flexible smartphone sensor also measures skin temperature and tactile pressure, which could combat fingerprint forgery and make mobile devices even more compact.
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25 Mar 2019
Molecular nanowires can be used for many applications, from LED lights to medical devices.
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25 Mar 2019
Scientists from Tohoku University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization have developed a new complex hydride lithium superionic conductor that could result in all-solid-state batteries with the highest energy density to date.
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22 Mar 2019
Stretchable devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin.
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15 Mar 2019
Developing materials similar to graphene remains a challenge, but chemists are making progress, moving closer to smaller, faster electronics and photonics.
Electrons
06 Mar 2019
The ability of thermoelectric materials to convert heat into electricity has been more than doubled. This could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

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