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26th August 2021

Dust-sized supercapacitor has voltage of AAA battery

Scientists have developed the smallest microsupercapacitors to date, which can function in blood vessels and could provide an energy source for tiny sensors.

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5th July 2021

New chip wiring method scales down to 3nm

U.S. company Applied Materials has revealed a new process to engineer the wiring of advanced logic chips that can scale down to 3 nanometres (nm).

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3rd June 2021

Multi-strain vaccine blocks COVID-19 in monkeys

A pan-coronavirus mRNA nanoparticle vaccine with activity against all major SARS-CoV-2 variants has been described in the journal Nature, showing 100% effectiveness in macaques.

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26th May 2021

Nanotubes aligned in pristine condition

Scientists in Japan have developed a new "dry transfer technique" for the precise positioning of carbon nanotubes.

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23rd May 2021

Atoms viewed at highest ever resolution

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new microscopy technique that can shrink spatial resolutions to less than 20 picometres.

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21st May 2021

Nanotech batteries will charge 70 times faster than lithium-ion

New graphene aluminium-ion cells developed by researchers in Australia are said to charge up to 70 times faster than lithium-ion cells and have triple the battery life.

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14th May 2021

World's smallest single-chip system is <0.1 mm³

Engineers have created the smallest ever single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit. This could lead to implantable chips visible only in a microscope that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.

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6th May 2021

IBM reveals world's first 2nm chip

IBM has announced the first chips based on a 2 nanometre (nm) process, allowing 50 billion transistors to be crammed onto an area the size of a fingernail, which could be arriving in 2024.

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10th April 2021

"Neutrobots" deliver cancer drugs to the brain

Researchers in China have designed a new bio-hybrid microbot, able to cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver drugs directly to brain tumours.

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9th April 2021

First ever 3D atomic imaging of amorphous solid

Researchers have solved a 100-year-old problem in science – capturing the 3D structure of an amorphous solid, in this case metallic glass.

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22nd March 2021

Artificial neurons are smaller and more energy efficient

Researchers have developed a new device able to run neural network computations using 100 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware.

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3rd March 2021

Nanoparticle cuts cholesterol by 57%

Scientists have used lipid nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR genome editing into mouse livers, resulting in a 57% reduction of cholesterol levels.

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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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