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06 Jun 2017
Chemical reactions could be probed in even greater detail using a method invented by Imperial researchers that better characterises ultrafast x-rays.
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26 May 2017
Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborators have identified a possible genetic mechanism underlying the evolution of birds, according to a recently published study in Nature Communications.
Fluorescence of the conjugated polymers in solution.
16 May 2017
Conjugated polymers designed with a twist produce tiny, brightly fluorescent particles with broad applications.
Professor Jang-Ung Park, and Professor Franklin Bien.
04 May 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors.
14 Apr 2017
Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis.
Novel organocatalytic system to selectively generate diastereomers in high yield and selectivity
07 Apr 2017
Minimal structural change in catalyst enables stereochemical inversion for the synthesis of amino acid derivatives
06 Apr 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), developed a transistor-type active-matrix pressure sensor using foldable substrate and air-dielectric layer.
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29 Mar 2017
A new method uncovers a four-decade mystery about metallic glass that could allow researchers to fine-tune its properties to develop new materials.
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27 Mar 2017
A non-coding RNA molecule, which sends chemical messages from bone-absorbing to bone-forming cells, could be playing a role in osteoporosis.
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09 Mar 2017
A group of plant biologists and theoretical chemists at ITbM, Nagoya University, has rearranged the amino acid sequence of plant hormones to generate a synthetic peptide hormone that can alter plant shape.
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27 Feb 2017
Scientists find a way to control the way cracks form and spread to make a coating for electrochromic materials.
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14 Feb 2017
A new computational method may improve the control of nanomaterial fabrication.
Corals in the Red Sea
08 Feb 2017
Researchers in Saudi Arabia show the close association between corals and bacteria that may help protect the coral animal from heat stress.
Colossal Negative Thermal Expansion in Ca2RuO4-y
08 Feb 2017
Researchers based at Nagoya University discover ceramic material that contracts on heating by more than twice the previous record-holding material.
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01 Feb 2017
Researchers led by Kiyoshi Ueda of Tohoku University have investigated what x-rays in matter really do and identified a new mechanism of producing low-energy free electrons. Since the low-energy electrons cause damage to the matter, the identified process might be important in understanding and designing radiation treatment of illnesses.
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24 Jan 2017
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has introduced a new novel design strategy for synthesizing various forms of metal–organic materials (MOMs).
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17 Jan 2017
By studying the sexual behavior of a mutant strain of fruit fly called "platonic," researchers at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences have found parallels between humans and flies in the neural control of copulation.
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04 Jan 2017
A new study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a new artificial leaf that generates hydrogen, using the power of the sun to mimic underwater photosynthesis.
Three-dimensional aromaticity by stacked antiaromatic compounds
15 Dec 2016
International collaboration led by Nagoya University uses two-dimensional antiaromatic materials to realize three-dimensional aromatic structures.
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08 Dec 2016
A research team, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has developed liquid-like TE materials that can be painted on almost any surface. This new technology can convert exhaust heat into electricity for vehicles and other applications.
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06 Dec 2016
Researchers are investigating novel ways by which electrons are knocked out of matter. Their research could have implications for radiation therapy.
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30 Nov 2016
Tiny “walking” proteins could be used to investigate mechanical deformations in soft materials according to Hokkaido University researchers.
Rice plants' early responses to salt stress
23 Nov 2016
KAUST genetic detailing of rice plants in real-time highlights the roles of different loci in response to salt stress during growth.
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13 Sep 2016
Satellite radar image analysis reveals that rifting in Iceland exhibits simultaneous horizontal and sideways movement.
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27 Jul 2016
Ferroelectric tunnel junction promises low-power, high-density data storage.
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27 Jul 2016
Gold had long been considered a non-magnetic metal. But researchers at Tohoku University recently discovered that gold can in fact be magnetized by applying heat.
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27 Jul 2016
Manipulating magnetic and electric dipoles inside nanostructured insulators enables newfound control of light polarization at any angle.
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14 Jul 2016
An international group of researchers measured the magnetoresistive effects of palladium–cobalt oxide (PdCoO2), a non-magnetic, highly conductive material. When a magnetic field was applied to PdCoO2, they observed significant phenomena, the conductivity of PdCoO2 greatly increased with increasing magnetic field.
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14 Jul 2016
A mysterious effect in which particles do not scatter light has been observed at optical wavelengths for the first time.

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