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2023 Magazine articles

Sea pineapples

Blood and shells make green batteries

Energy, Materials10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Hi-tech electrocatalysts made from seashells and waste animal blood could help build sustainable batteries, fuel cells and other electrochemical systems.
Public visitors to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at the exhibition

Through eyes of leadership

Education, Peace and Conflict, Politics, Women10 Mar 2023International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
IDRC’s Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar (K4DM) initiative launched its second phase in Bangkok with a Knowledge Marketplace that brought together partners and stakeholders concerned about research and higher education in Myanmar.
robot hand holding plant

Machine learning searches for sustainable materials

Materials, Technology10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
A model that rapidly searches through large amounts of materials could find sustainable alternatives to existing composites.
Amorphophallus plant

The Amorphophallus plants of Borneo

Environment, Plants & Animals10 Mar 2023Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Insights into their diversity will help to understand and protect them and their natural environment.
2.5-dimensional materials

A new age of 2.5D materials

Materials, Technology10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
2.5-dimensional materials promise new applications for artificial intelligence, electronics, automobiles and the energy sector.
sun behind clouds

Lighting up organic solar cell research

Energy, Materials10 Mar 2023City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Modifying the active layer architecture at the heart of organic solar cells brings a big leap forward in efficiency.
ELSI communication programme

Nurturing graduate students with science communication skills

Communication, Science10 Mar 2023Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology
A science communication course at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Japan provides graduate students with practical skills to communicate research to a diverse audience.
light bulb on soil

Bacteria power

Energy, Technology10 Mar 2023Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Bacteria living on soil and chicken manure could provide low-tech and sustainable green electricity.

Speedy surface analysis for semiconductors

Materials, Technology10 Mar 2023National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Machine learning algorithms allow analysis and characterization of the atomic arrangement of silicon surface superstructures without the need for human expertise.
Evolution of sexual reproduction

Evolution of sexual reproduction

Plants & Animals, Science10 Mar 2023Hokkaido University
Two novel hypotheses address the “two-fold cost of sex”: one of the biggest enigmas in the evolution of sexual reproduction.

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