2016-08-12 - Vivek Nanda

Portable PCR tester fits in your hands

A researcher focused on portable, economic PCR has finally hit paydirt with a system that measures about 100mm x 60mm…

2016-08-12 - Vivek Nanda

Researchers deliver 10-minute Ebola tests

A portable microfluidic device can analyse samples for the presence of DNA and RNA of microbes, conducting 40 PCR cycles…

2016-08-08 -

Coming soon: Battery that self-destructs in minutes

A self-destructing, lithium-ion battery delivers 2.5V and dissolves when dropped in water.

2016-08-08 - None

X-rays reveal battery’s inner workings

Scientists have developed a platform that produces light in the X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

2016-08-08 - None

Nanoscale secrets of rechargeable batteries revealed

By visualising the fundamental building blocks of batteries, a team has illuminated a process that is far more complex than…

2016-08-04 - None

Engineered silicon particles create unique biointerfaces

To make the particles, researchers fill the beehive structure of synthetic silicon dioxide with semiconductive silicon

2016-08-01 - Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Can water improve solar cell efficiency?

Perovskite solar cells are usually exposed to ambient air to increase their efficiency, even if the reason behind the phenomenon…

2016-07-28 - China Academy of Engineering Physics

Terahertz lasers beef up to reach record 230mW output

The ability to produce and control terahertz waves has lagged behind technology for radio, microwave and visible light.

2016-07-25 - None

Solar flow batteries power up with vitamin B2

Quinones show great promise for flow batteries, but finding that same versatility in other organic systems has been challenging.

2016-07-18 - Larry Hardesty

How wandering ants could inspire better network algorithms

An algorithm replicates the ants' behaviour in a computer, proving it can be an accurate way of predicting the population…