Special Reports

Vindicating vibrometry

Researchers from the Medtronic Bakken Research Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, explain the use of vibrometry in CVD detection Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses diseases of...

The adaptive role of maternal stress

Dr Michael J Sheriff of Pennsylvania State University outlines how maternal stress may adaptively prepare offspring, increasing their future performance and fitness Medical practitioners and...

The emerging field of nano-environmental science

In a surprising discovery, researchers found an unintentional and potentially toxic nano-particle that has been produced in massive quantifies by coal-burning power plants and...

Micronutrients: going small to build resistance

Dr Wade Elmer of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station discusses his research utilising nanoparticles to deliver micronutrients to plants Scientists at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment...

Individualised and adaptive cognitive assistance

For more than a decade the Neurocognition and Action (NCA) research group at Bielefeld University, Germany, has conducted research on analysing human memory structures...

The University of Waterloo reconciles agriculture and water quality

Agricultural nutrient legacies delay the recovery of healthy aquatic ecosystems, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Agriculture is a dominant source of...

Nuclear magnetic resonance enriches materials characterisation

Researchers at St Andrews are enhancing Nuclear magnetic resonance by developing methods to enrich solids with nuclei that enable new experiments on important materials New...

Professor Julien Bachmann develops solar cells in nanocylinders

With his ERC Grant SOLACYLIN, Professor Julien Bachmann of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg develops solar cells in nanocylinders and provides perfect nanoscale geometries...

Atlantic inflows warming the Arctic

The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) explains how climate change is faster and more severe in the Arctic, which...

Linköping University explains the development of science for safety

Scientists from Linköping University, Sweden, explain how science and business combine to make the world a safer place Linköping University is an outstanding hi-tech centre...

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