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4th January 2021

Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40%

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have determined that desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, and shown a way to increase their efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

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23rd November 2020

CRISPR-based treatment destroys two cancer types

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is very effective in treating brain and ovarian cancers, without side effects.

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24th October 2020

World record resolution in cryo-electron microscopy

A novel technique developed by researchers in Germany can visualise individual atoms in a protein with cryo-electron microscopy for the first time.

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31st August 2020

50-fold increase in transistor density is possible by 2030

Intel's Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, has presented a roadmap for increasing the number of transistors able to fit on a chip by a factor of 50.

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20th August 2020

IBM reveals next-generation processor

IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.

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16th July 2020

Pentadiamond, a new addition to the carbon family

Pentadiamond has been theorised by scientists in Japan. They calculate it has a Young's modulus of almost 1700 GPa, compared with 1200 GPa for conventional diamond.

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13th June 2020

Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

In a major leap forward for computer chip technology, researchers have shown that carbon nanotube transistors can be made rapidly in commercial facilities, with the same equipment used to manufacture traditional silicon-based transistors.

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31st May 2020

Nanodevices track how cells change from inside

For the first time, scientists have added microscopic tracking devices into the interior of cells, giving a peek into how development starts.

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