Chemistry

12 January 2017

At ten thousand times smaller than a human hair, chemists in Manchester, England, have tied the world's tiniest...

07 October 2016

How cells recycle their waste, the mechanics of superconductivity and the crafting of nano-scale motors were...

16 September 2016

A new concept in energy storage based on water and capable of soaking up power from solar cells has been developed by...

26 August 2016

Rigid robots step aside — the octopus-shaped soft equivalent, “octobot” is wiggling around.

25 August 2016

Researchers think they may have found a "coffee gene".

03 August 2016

New anti-cancer patch combats colon cancer using targeted therapy.

20 July 2016

A technique for storing data using individual atoms has been announced by scientists in the Netherlands...

11 July 2016

A breakthrough in vaccination technology that could speed up the production of vaccines for Ebola, Zika or the Flu...

11 July 2016

Electronic nose senses pesticides and terrorism threats.

10 June 2016

A new coating, illuminated by a low-cost infrared laser, can produce powerful beams of warm white light.

27 May 2016

A new generation of "optical" clock promises to make time-keeping even more accurate.

13 May 2016

Researchers have discovered a new route, which could help explain the very origins of life on Earth.

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10 March 2016

Bacteria that can degrade PET, one of the most commonly used forms of plastic, have been identified by Japanese...

11 January 2016

The seventh row of the periodic table has been completed with the addition of four new super-heavy metals

08 October 2015

A new material has been created that can delay the development of ice, even at temperatures down to 6°C below freezing.

02 October 2015

Self-propelled particles that fizz their way upstream into blood vessels to block bleeding have been developed by...

01 October 2015

A new technique for stopping severe bleeding propels treatments straight to the source

17 September 2015

A record efficiency has been achieved for the production of hydrogen from sunlight using an artificial leaf.

17 July 2015

A large study from the US shows a strong link between being a funeral director and the risk of developing motorneurone...

02 May 2015

A cocktail of chemicals in urine can be used to spot individuals at risk from obesity-related diseases, a new study has...

30 January 2015

Scientists have developed a technique to reverse the cooking effects of boiling an egg.

16 January 2015

Space ice contains the chemical building blocks for life

15 December 2014

Lasers simulate asteroid and comet impacts and create the building blocks of DNA - in a lab!

14 November 2014

Lightening strikes will happen twice as often as climate changes, says new Californian research.