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Physics - Chemistry - 09.01.2018
Smart sensor could revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention
A newly developed smart sensor which can recognise a vast range of reactive surfaces, the technology such as acetone,could be used to protect society from crime and terrorism.

Chemistry - Physics - 08.01.2018
New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas
Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University. Platinum or nickel are known to break the carbon-hydrogen bonds in methane found in shale gas to make hydrocarbon fuels and other useful chemicals.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.12.2017
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal Consumers could be eating “dirty? chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from the University of Sussex, Cardiff University and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.12.2017
Risk of "dirty" turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Consumers could be eating “dirty? chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team - from Cardiff University, the University of Sussex, and City, University of London - found US poultry, washed in up to four chemical disinfectants, does not meet EU safety standards.

Chemistry - Electroengineering - 15.12.2017
More electronic materials opened up with new metal-organic framework
More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a record high photoresponsivity, by a global research collaboration involving the University of Warwick.

Chemistry - Physics - 14.12.2017
Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with Machine Learning
Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 13.12.2017
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.

Health - Chemistry - 13.12.2017
Fighting for a world without asthma
Almost everyone knows someone with asthma. An international research consortium for asthma prevention, including collaborators from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, will search for novel approaches to potentially eliminate this lung disease in the world.

Innovation - Chemistry - 06.12.2017
Scientists turn beer into fuel
Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient. It is commonly accepted that there is an urgent need for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation to replace diesel and petrol. One of the most widely used sustainable alternatives to petrol world-wide is bioethanol - in the United States gasoline is typically sold as a blend with up to 10 percent ethanol.

Innovation - Chemistry - 30.11.2017
Imperial poised to play leading role in future of 3D printing
Merging molecular science and engineering could help overcome current challenges in 3D printing to make it faster, cheaper and more consistent.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 28.11.2017

Chemistry - Physics - 24.11.2017
Cooking fats could be affecting cloud formation
Fats released into the atmosphere from cookers such as deep fat fryers may be enhancing the formation of clouds, which have a major cooling effect on the planet. In a Nature Communications paper, scientists demonstrated for the first time that fatty acid molecules emitted during cooking can spontaneously form complex 3D structures in atmospheric aerosol droplets.

Chemistry - Continuing Education - 22.11.2017

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 22.11.2017
The secrets of the "ideal" open plan office revealed
What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.

Health - Chemistry - 14.11.2017
Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania.

Physics - Chemistry - 08.11.2017
Multi-million pound boost to help improve energy technology
A newly announced research centre will see Durham University join forces with two of the regions' other universities to help improve energy technology at an atomic level.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 07.11.2017
Nottingham celebrates 70th anniversary of the discovery of hydrogen bonds in DNA
The discovery of hydrogen bonds in DNA was made by a young Nottingham Post Graduate student, J. Michael Creeth, in what was known as the Nucleic Acid Laboratory at (the then) University College Nottingham.

Event - Chemistry - 06.11.2017

Chemistry - Physics - 31.10.2017
Are discarded cigarette butts the next high performing hydrogen storage material?
Discarded cigarette butts are a major waste disposal and environmental pollution hazard. But chemists at the University of Nottingham have discovered that cigarette butt-derived carbons have ultra-high surface area and unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity. The research was carried out by Robert Mokaya , Professor of Materials Chemistry, and Troy Scott Blankenship, an undergraduate project student, in the School of Chemistry and has been published in the academic journal Energy and Environmental Science .

Economics / Business - Chemistry - 26.10.2017

Physics - Chemistry - 25.10.2017
Sussex physicists have breakthrough on brittle smartphone screens
Sussex physicists have breakthrough on brittle smartphone screens Scientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens. Professor Alan Dalton and his team have developed a new way to make smartphone touch screens that are cheaper, less brittle, and more environmentally friendly.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 24.10.2017
’35 years of innovation and collaboration’ celebrated in Hong Kong
One of Imperial's most successful alumni groups held a special gala with President Alice Gast in Hong Kong at the weekend.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 24.10.2017
Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords
Modified silk from Asian wild silkworms could be used in a strategy to repair damaged spinal cords, according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford. The researchers, working in collaboration with Oxford Biomaterials Ltd, discovered that cleaned, sterilised silk from the Antheraea pernyi (AP) silk spinner had properties well suited to spinal repair.

Health - Chemistry - 18.10.2017
Warwick grad invents revolutionary device for testing drugs
A scientist from Kazakhstan who works for Medherant Ltd - a spin-out of the University of Warwick which produces next-generation drug delivery patches - has invented a revolutionary device for testing transdermal drugs more quickly, efficiently and accurately.

Health - Chemistry - 18.10.2017
Warwick graduate invents revolutionary device for testing drugs
A scientist from Kazakhstan who works for Medherant Ltd - a spin-out of the University of Warwick which produces next-generation drug delivery patches - has invented a revolutionary device for testing transdermal drugs more quickly, efficiently and accurately.

Chemistry - Physics - 17.10.2017
Electroplating: the birth of a single nucleus caught ’in camera’
Electroplating, or electrodeposition, is one of the most important processes in chemistry, in which a metal cation in solution can be reduced to its elemental form by applying an electrical potential to an electrode. This enables electrical contacts to be made in integrated circuits with nanometric precision.

Administration - Chemistry - 04.10.2017
UCL helps shape UK’s battery research strategy for electric car revolution
UCL has been selected to be a founding partner in the creation of a new institute that will help Britain develop battery technologies that will drive the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 29.09.2017
Artificial cell design gets a boost with the launch of FABRICELL
FABRICELL, a joint initiative between Imperial and Kings College London, launched this month with a series of talks including a Nobel Prize winner.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 28.09.2017
Scientists create endocytosis on demand by ’hotwiring’ cells
o Scientists develop method to create endocytosis on demand o System using a chemical and light likened to 'hotwiring' a car o Discovery could be used to 'feed' cells with drugs or nanoparticles A solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to 'hotwiring' a car.

Economics / Business - Chemistry - 21.09.2017
North of England generates £91 billion for UK bioeconomy
Lancaster University has contributed to a government-commissioned report which has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.09.2017
Dino-killing asteroid sped up bird evolution
Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study just published in  Systematic Biology. Dr Daniel Field from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and Cornell PhD candidate Jacob Berv suggest that the meteor-induced mass extinction (a.k.a.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - 20.09.2017
New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new toothpaste which repairs decaying teeth using 'bioactive' glass.

Chemistry - Physics - 19.09.2017
Copying nature’s lock-and-key system could improve rapid medical diagnostics
Researchers have designed a system that rapidly recognises the specific biological molecules that can indicate disease. The team from Imperial College London have developed a nanoscale sensor that can selectively detect protein molecules at the single-molecule level, which could help in early stage clinical diagnosis.

Chemistry - 18.09.2017
Step towards better ’beyond lithium’ batteries
A step towards new "beyond lithium" rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers at the University of Bath. We increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries for a host of essential uses; from mobile phones and electric cars to electrical grid storage. At present this demand is taken up by lithium-ion batteries.

Chemistry - Environment - 18.09.2017
Organic phosphorus key to future food security and sustainability
Research into organic phosphorus is key to ensure future food security and environmental sustainability, according to an international group of scientists led by researchers at the James Hutton Institute, Lancaster University's Environment Centre and Rothamsted Research in the UK.

Physics - Chemistry - 14.09.2017
Hydrogen power moves a step closer
Physicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 12.09.2017
Sexually aroused male flies unable to sleep after close encounters with females
The urge to mate appears to override the need to sleep in flies, according to new research that hints at the importance of sleep for animals. The result suggests that there are some situations where flies and other animals can eliminate the drive to sleep entirely, rather than put it off until later.

Chemistry - 11.09.2017
Self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can switch between a mirror and a window
By finely tuning the distance between nanoparticles in a single layer, researchers have made a filter that can change between a mirror and a window. The development could help scientists create special materials whose optical properties can be changed in real time. These materials could then be used for applications from tuneable optical filters to miniature chemical sensors.

Chemistry - Physics - 07.09.2017
Scientists make methanol using air around us
Scientists at Cardiff University have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them - expensive and energy-intensive processes known as ‘steam reforming' and ‘methanol synthesis.' But researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute have discovered they can produce methanol from methane through simple catalysis that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.

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