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On 20 September, scientists will send proteins of the hepatitis C virus to the International Space Station to produce crystals…
Clock mechanism

For the first time in 200 years, the heart of the mechanical watch has been reinvented. Swiss researchers have developed…
Kibera Town Center, Human Needs Project

What student wouldn’t want to work on a graduation project that helps thousands of slum residents to clean drinking water?…
Computer-simulated image of an optical switch

Scientists have created a first building block for an optical switch that consumes record-low energy – a big step forward…
Illustration of brain-to-brain-communication

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the viability of direct, internet-mediated communication between the minds of two people.
EmulTech product developer Robin de Bruijn with the INFINITY prototype

A newly marketed invention enables pharmaceutical companies to encapsulate medicines with very high precision. The resulting microparticles all have exactly…

A new type of graphene-based light detector could transform night vision technology, leading to inexpensive infrared cameras or night vision…
Image of a virus particle

A new method to create artificial viruses could help solve the challenge of delivering new generations of drugs into diseased…
The Borexino detector and the Sun.

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured the Sun’s energy at the instant…
Susan Holdt: exploring the secrets of seaweed

Danish biotechnologist Susan Løvstad Holdt is a self-confessed ‘seaweed nerd’. The brownish stuff that many beach-lovers would call a smelly…