Groundbreaking steps towards the direct detection of dark energy

Researchers have determined the possibility that dark energy – the mysterious force that causes the Universe to accelerate – has been detected.

Evidence towards a ‘new physics’ beyond the Standard Model of particle physics

Towards a ‘new physics’: calculations made by scientists at the University of Bonn support the hypothesis that the Standard Model of physics should be extended.

Using laser-induced graphene to enhance flexible electronics

Researchers at Penn State have experimented with laser-induced graphene designs to develop advanced flexible electronics for wearable health devices.

UK science funding boost worth £113m will support future science leaders

Almost 100 of the UK’s next-generation of science leaders will be granted a total £113m science funding boost to facilitate the commercialisation of their innovations and tackle global challenges from the climate crisis to chronic illness.

The Therapeutic Ultrasound Network for Drug Delivery and Ablation Research

Professor Gail ter Haar, leader of the Therapeutic Ultrasound Team at The Institute of Cancer Research, UK reflects on the impressive potential of therapeutic ultrasound and the barriers to its widespread clinical adoption. Most people will be familiar with the...

Accelerating the production of advanced nanomaterials in Europe

Delft start-up VSPARTICLE is dedicated to boosting nanomaterials research in Europe via its VSP-G1 technology – a fast, easy, and accessible way of automating the production of advanced nanomaterials that all researchers can use. VSPARTICLE is on a mission to...

Green chemistry – challenges and opportunities

Dr Audrey Moores, of the Department of Chemistry at McGill University, discusses some of the challenges in green chemistry today and how her team is working to overcome them. Dr Audrey Moores’ research group at McGill University, Canada, works at...

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...

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