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Cats in a cage: Novel hybrid nanocages for faster catalysis

A novel hybrid ferritin nanocage with histidine residues shows 1.5 times higher metal ion uptake and improved catalytic efficiency for alcohol production. These findings suggest that hybrid bio-nanocages could effectively catalyze reactions to yield industrially important products.

Jan 24th, 2022

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Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI

Researchers have developed new optical computing hardware for AI and machine learning that is faster and much more energy efficient than conventional electronics. The research also addresses another challenge - the 'noise' inherent to optical computing that can interfere with computing precision.

Jan 24th, 2022

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Speedy, on-site drug detection key to reducing impacts of addiction crisis

Rapid, accessible and highly accurate detection of addictive substances such as opiates and cocaine is vital to reducing the adverse personal and societal impacts of addiction, something current drug detection systems can take too long to provide. However, on-site, real-time monitoring of abused drugs in a patient's system could alert clinicians before dangerous levels are reached, and such an approach may not be far away.

Jan 22nd, 2022

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Clip-off Chemistry: a powerful novel strategy for synthesising new materials

Scientists propose a novel approach to the synthesis of molecular structures that can allow material scientists to design and build a set of new materials. By splitting in a controlled way only selected bonds in the lattice of some molecules or materials, structures exhibiting different properties from the original ones are obtained.

Jan 21st, 2022

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