Travelling around the world through nuclear physics

Professor Vladimir Zelevinsky from Michigan State University describes his journey in nuclear physics, from student life in Moscow to family life and a successful career in the USA.

UK government announces UK science and technology ambitions

Boris Johnson has announced the government’s new strategy for turning the United Kingdom into a global superpower of science and technology.

Scientists discover a schedule for Earth’s major geological events

A team of researchers has discovered that the Earth's geological activity follows a distinctive pattern, giving it a lifelike "pulse".

Optimising future aircraft with the world’s lightest aerogel material

Scientists have invented a lightweight aerogel that may advance the next generation of aircraft, reducing noise and enhancing comfort.

Nanomaterial-enhanced fluids for challenging cooling applications

FlexeGRAPH’s CTO, Shannon Notley, introduces the company’s nanomaterial-enhanced fluids for cooling in automotive and computing applications. FlexeGRAPH, an Australian-based start-up, has developed a family of nanomaterial-enhanced fluids to replace existing water and glycol-based liquids used in challenging cooling applications. The...

Designing molecular materials for sustainable applications

At the Research Priority Area Sustainable Chemistry of the University of Amsterdam, Dr Stefania Grecea is working to design molecular materials with combined physical and tunable chemical properties. The ability to synthesise and tune the properties of molecular materials is...

Molecules enhanced by electromagnetic fields

Bretislav Friedrich, Dudley Herschbach, Sabre Kais and Burkhard Schmidt show that molecules enhanced by electromagnetic fields gain new capacities. Molecules can sense external electromagnetic fields by their electric and magnetic moments. While electric moments arise primaril­­y from the nonuniform electron...

The evidence for noise-induced cardiovascular disease

Thomas Münzel MD, of Johannes Gutenberg University, sets out the evidence behind traffic noise-induced cardiovascular disease and suggests how it could be mitigated. The global burden of disease has shifted within the last decades from communicable, maternal, perinatal, and nutritional...

The Image Data Resource – publishing big image data online

Jason Swedlow, Open Microscopy Environment, University of Dundee, UK, discusses publishing big image data online. Access to primary research data is vital for advancing science. It facilitates the validation of existing observations and provides the raw materials to build on...

The collecting of motion related and physiological field data quickly

The Movesense sensor platform brings new tools for tracking movement and body physiology in research projects. Movesense is an open sensor development platform from the Finnish sports watch brand Suunto. The platform allows researchers and scientists to tailor research specific...

Smart cotton against chemical weapons

Dr Mohamed M Chehimi explains how catalytic fabrics can be developed to destroy chemical weapons and warfare agents. Chemical weapons constitute a real danger (or lethal threat) for humanity. Despite the recommendations of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Towards a better understanding of age-related neurodegeneration

Researchers at the University of Manchester outline the role of prominent metabolic dysregulation in age-related neurodegeneration in the human brain – a metabolic basis for dementia with potential therapeutic implications. In this article, we provide an overview of recent discoveries...

The Education and Fiscal Citizenship Project in the Lusophone area

ISCAL and IDEFF Professor Clotilde Celorico Palma outlines the measures being taken in Portugal to improve citizens’ awareness of the social function of taxation through the Education and Fiscal Citizenship Project. Fiscal Education consists of a method of teaching and...

Value-based management in long-term healthcare

A multidisciplinary team of Portuguese researchers is developing a value-based management model to be applied in long-term healthcare units. Countries all over the developed world are currently struggling to cope with increasing healthcare costs. In the specific case of long-term...

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