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Agilent suite on Imperial

Kathryn Roberts, 10/04/2019

As part of a four-year collaboration with Imperial College London, Agilent Technologies has launched the Agilent Measurement Suite.

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Carbon capture deal

Maria Burke, 10/04/2019

The world’s largest mining company BHP has paid $6m for a stake in Carbon Engineering.

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Eye on Alzheimer’s

Anthony King, 10/04/2019

An imaging device has spotted signs of Alzheimer’s disease by scanning the blood vessels in the eyes of patients.

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Fakery detector

Anthony King, 10/04/2019

A new chemical fingerprint to thwart counterfeit goods relies on unique patterns on individual products that are impossible to copy.

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Graphene with a twist

Anthony King, 10/04/2019

Two atomically thin graphene-like materials have been placed on top of each other to produce a novel material with hybrid properties.

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Graphene yarn

Anthony King, 10/04/2019

Researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, have developed a process with the potential to produce tonnes of graphene-based yarn using existing textile machineries.

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Green investing rules

Maria Burke, 10/04/2019

New rules requiring financial asset managers, insurers and pension funds to disclose information relating to sustainability risks in their investments have been agreed by the European Parliament and EU Member States.

I2 robot

Michael Gross, 10/04/2019

Chemists have developed a digital platform that enables chemical syntheses to be programmed and to proceed without human intervention.

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Minimising fuel explosions

Cath O'Driscoll, 10/04/2019

New polymer fuel additives could soon significantly reduce the risk of fuel explosions.

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Molecular surgery

Cath O'Driscoll, 10/04/2019

A new molecular surgery process promises to reshape living tissue with no incisions.

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New painkiller on horizon

Anthony King, 10/04/2019

A completely new class of pain medication is to be developed through a collaboration between King’s College London and Merck & Co.

Pregnancy and dementia

Maria Burke, 10/04/2019

Insight into how a protein involved in pregnancy protects against preeclampsia could unlock new ways to treat age-related disorders.

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Slow growth at German majors

Neil Eisberg, 10/04/2019

In 2018, BASF saw a small increase in sales of 2% to €62.7bn.

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Sound cancelling material

Maria Burke, 10/04/2019

A new material designed using mathematical models can block sound while maintaining air flow.

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Super plants make MOFs

Cath O'Driscoll, 10/04/2019

Scientists in Australia have created plants with integrated nanomaterials called metal organic frameworks.

Wooden windows store heat

Cath O'Driscoll, 10/04/2019

Transparent wood could be the construction material of choice for eco-friendly houses of the future.