Category Archives: Research News

Making medicine from crop waste

Tohoku University researchers are optimizing methods to produce useful compounds from biomass.

‘Magnetic topological insulator’ makes its own magnetic field

Study by U.S., Korean physicists points to ‘magnonic edge-states’ in 2D material

New Caledonian crows can create compound tools

An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Oxford have revealed that New Caledonian crows are able to create tools by combining two or more otherwise non-functional elements, an ability so far observed only in humans and great apes.

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born in China

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their own.

Impact of WWII bombing raids felt at edge of space

Scientists are using the findings to further understanding of how natural forces from below, like lightning, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, affect Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Shells absorb light from all directions

Nanoparticles with a shell structure improve the performance of zinc-oxide photodetectors.