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Organic semiconductor

Controlling Organic Semiconductor Band Gaps by Electron-Acceptor Fluorination

Organic semiconductor materials have the potential to be used in innovative applications such as transparent and flexible devices, and their low cost makes their...
MXene spray antennavideo

Drexel’s Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field...
Photoluminescent Nanoparticles

Environmentally Friendly Photoluminescent Nanoparticles for More Vivid Display Colors

Most current displays do not always accurately represent the world's colors as we perceive them by eye, instead only representing roughly 70% of them....
solar-powered quadcopter dronevideo

Fly High and Far with Asia’s First Fully Solar-Powered Quadcopter Drone

Aircraft that can take off and land directly without the need for a runway – such as helicopters and quadcopters – are attractive for...
scanner

New Scanner Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

The two ETH particle physicists Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen are building a brain scanner that is ten times less expensive and much smaller...
graphene

Stacking on the Graphene

Researchers in Japan have found a way to form two materials, each made of three layers of graphene. Each material’s graphene is stacked differently...
global biodiversity

Political Instability and Weak Governance Lead to Loss of Species, Study...

We now know that governance and political stability is a vital consideration when developing future environmental policies and practicesTatsuya AmanoA vast new study of...
Opioid Addiction

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom’s ‘Bad Rap’

As the nation grapples for solutions to the opioid epidemic—now claiming more than 33,000 American lives each year—the potential of the psychoactive plant kratom...
greenhouse gas

Researchers Pin down One Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result,...
wheat

Gene Discovery May Halt Worldwide Wheat Epidemic

University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that...
climate change

Climate Change Impacts Already Locked in – but the Worst Can...

Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, and a further 0.5°C warming is expected. The full impacts of current warming have not yet...
brainpower

Humans Don’t Use much as Brainpower as we Like to Think

For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. Although the human brain...
River delta

Study: River Deltas ‘Self-Organize’ to Withstand Human and Natural Disturbances

River delta channels that carry water, sediment and nutrients may appear to be random and arbitrary in how they are organized. But research by...
gut capsule

Fellowship a Tasty Treat for Disease-Busting Gut Capsule

The ingestible capsule uses sensors to measure gases in the intestinal tract that help detect disease and disorders. What’s missing is the ability to...
malaria vaccinevideo

Five New Malaria Targets That Could Lead to an Effective Vaccine

In the largest study of its kind, five new malaria vaccine targets have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and...
Malaria Parasite

Malaria Parasite in the Americas Is More Genetically Diverse than Previously...

The populations found in the Americas of Plasmodium vivax, one of the main human malaria parasites, are as genetically diverse as those found in...
microchip

Southampton Experts to Trial ‘Instant’ Test for Eye Infections

Electronic engineers in Southampton have co-developed a microchip that could detect sight-threatening eye infections within minutes and prevent misuse of antibiotics. Conventional testing methods for...
antibodies

Human Antibodies from Dengue Patients Effectively Treat Zika Infection in Mice

The team, led by researchers at Imperial College London and Washington University in St Louis, found that giving Zika-infected mice the antibodies was enough...
crops

Study Identifies Likely Scenarios for Global Spread of Devastating Crop Disease

New races of wheat rust are threatening wheat worldwide, and we need to know which areas are at riskChris GilliganStem rust, named for the...
fluctuating temperatures

Adjusting to Fluctuating Temperatures

The duration of the vegetation period – i.e. the time that elapses between leafing out (the emergence of the first leaf) in spring and...