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Machine learning algorithm helps in the search for new drugs

Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm for drug discovery which has been shown to be twice as efficient as the industry standard.

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Putting food under the microscope

You might think that microorganisms - aka microbes - contaminate food, cause disease and are generally something to be avoided. But we shouldn’t be afraid of the microbes in our food...

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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity

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Akshay Rao wins 2017 IOP Henry Moseley Award and Prize

Award for groundbreaking studies in the electronic properties of organic semiconductors, particularly the roles of electron spin in the operation of solar cells

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Nanomagnets in 3D

Nanomagnets in 3D

New fabrication techniques enable three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures to be realised offering opportunities for novel devices

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Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day

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Rotating molecules create a brighter future

Rotating molecules create a brighter future

Discovery of a new group of materials paves the way for a new generation of high-efficiency lighting

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World’s smallest magnifying glass

World’s smallest magnifying glass

Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom, letting them look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, and opening up new ways to study light and matter.

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