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2021

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2021 Magazine articles

COVID-19: Our community on the front lines of research

Covid-1914 May 2021Asia Research News
The global scientific community came together in an unprecedented way to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are selected research findings shared by our Asia Research News community.

Giants in History featured in ARN2021

History, People14 May 2021Asia Research News
Inspirational figures from our ongoing Giants in History series are featured in the Asia Research News 2021 magazine. Because role models matter.

Elevating women leaders in Myanmar

Culture, People, Women14 May 2021International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Many hurdles remain to achieve gender equality in Myanmar politics and society at large. Research supported by Canada’s Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar Initiative is identifying opportunities to close the gap.

Atmospheric tidal waves maintain Venus’s super-rotation

Space14 May 2021Hokkaido University
Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil why Venus’s atmosphere rotates much faster than its surface.

Watching DNA structural changes in real time

Biotech, Medicine14 May 2021Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Researchers have observed DNA spooling and unspooling in real time using CRISPR to attach fluorescent tags to very specific DNA points in living cells.
long tailed macaque

Monitoring malaria parasite populations in Malaysian Borneo

Diseases, Genetics, Medicine13 May 2021Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
A simple tool allows researchers to track how different subpopulations of the Plasmodium knowlesi parasite are changing over time.
CityU millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Biotech, Medicine, Robots13 May 2021City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
A spray-on magnetic coat turns any object into a robot controlled by a magnetic field. The biocompatible robots can walk, crawl and roll, and switch motions on demand.
UNIST UTI test

A fast spin test for urinary tract infection

Health, Inventions, Medicine13 May 2021Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
A spinning toy meets hydrodynamics and sets point-of-care diagnostics in motion.
graphene battery concept

The perfect angle for e-skin energy storage

Energy, Materials, Medicine, Nanotech13 May 2021Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
The trick to extremely thin supercapacitors with improved performance is spraying graphene ink at an angle.
fuel cell diagram

Gaining more control over fuel cell membranes

Energy, Materials, Technology13 May 2021National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Controlling the organization of molecules within polymer membranes could lead to more efficient fuel cells.

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