Nature Communications


12 Jul 2018
Researchers control the self-assembly of molecules to form an ultralight, porous gel. This could lead to wide-ranging applications for construction, aerospace, electronics and the environment.
05 Jul 2018
Results are the first to demonstrate a causal link between testosterone and rank-related consumer preference for status-enhancing goods.
Polarized Light
05 Jul 2018
Based on a new study of how near-Earth asteroid Phaethon reflects light at different angles, astronomers think that its surface may reflect less light than previously thought. This is an exciting mystery for the recently approved DESTINY+ mission to investigate when it flies past Phaethon.
26 Jun 2018
Researchers show that female nipples are more diverse in size than male nipples – going against assumptions from evolutionary biology.
Electron sandwich
18 Jun 2018
Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.
14 Jun 2018
Researchers discover gold nanoparticles in natural plant tissues.
Bluetongue Skink in a Classic Anti-Predator Display
07 Jun 2018
Researchers investigate how the blue-tongued skink uses a full-tongue display to deter attacking predators.
06 Jun 2018
Research shows that endemic New Zealand bat’s courtship song is complex and gives clues about the physiological characteristics of potential mates
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30 May 2018
A team of researchers from Hokkaido University and Kansai University has developed DNA-assisted molecular robots that autonomously swarm in response to chemical and physical signals, paving the way for developing future nano-machines. [This release was originally published on 31st January. This new version contains a video clip in the link below]
Professor Noejung Park's team
24 May 2018
A team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated the possibility to induce and control a magnetic response in a nonmagnetic layer material though selective excitation of specific vibration of the material.
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13 May 2018
Radioactive materials could soon be detected from up to a few hundred metres away.
Surface current velocity (arrows) and bottom topography (shading) at the western North Pacific, emphasizing bottom rises at the depth of 5,000 meters to 6,000 meters.
10 May 2018
Low rises on the ocean floor at a depth of 5,500 meters in the western North Pacific regulate surface flows and create sharp sea surface temperature (SST) fronts, which have tremendous effects on the climate and marine resources.
13 Apr 2018
Researchers show how a fish species in Lake Tanganyika works together to secure additional food sources.
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13 Apr 2018
New data reveal that female Japanese macaques bathe in hot springs to lower stress from cold weather.
13 Apr 2018
Research shows that rats can detect tuberculosis in children with higher accuracy than standard microscopy tests.
Quasicrystal with five-fold rotational symmetry.
26 Mar 2018
Japanese researchers have observed superconductivity in a quasicrystal for the first time.
racemic propargylic alcohols
13 Mar 2018
HKUST Scientists Find New Way to Produce Chiral Molecules which may Bring Safer and More Affordable Medicine
05 Mar 2018
New study shows that female hunting spiders do not respond to chemical signals given out by potential mates, preferring silk-wrapped food gifts instead.
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21 Feb 2018
A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyses and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone.
Unprecedented single-digit-nanometer magnetic tunnel junction demonstrated
20 Feb 2018
Researchers have developed ultra-small magnetic tunnel junctions with high retention properties for use in semiconductor technologies.
All authors of the paper are from HKBU
08 Feb 2018
HKBU's smart globular macromolecular machine vehicle for actively controlled cancer drug delivery
15 Jan 2018
A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world’s first model framework and “LogicTRN” algorithm to accurately establish a gene regulatory route to analyse the genetic function and understand the biological processes.
Pollen tube guidance by LURE within the pistil.
29 Dec 2017
~ Solving the cocrystal structure of a pollen tube attractant and its receptor ~
26 Dec 2017
A research team from Korea succeeded develop mass spectrometry imaging system to analyze living biological samples in the atmospheric pressure environment at resolution of 3 several micrometers. The approach could be applied in molecular biology and medical diagnosis fields.
14 Dec 2017
The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules.
Professor Baek
29 Nov 2017
A team of Korean researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has presented a new synthetic protocol to produce three-dimensional porous organic materials in the blink of an eye, like firing bullets.
22 Nov 2017
Ten visionaries from Singapore, Australia and Taiwan honoured
Sulfur respiration in mammals
30 Oct 2017
A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of various diseases.
Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes
16 Oct 2017
Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms.


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