The new MEMs switch could be used to make advanced powerlines. Credit: Alexandr Shevchenko / Shutterstock

How a new switching system could make phones and power cables more durable

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A new switching system could make mobile phones and power cables more durable, as Ellis Davies reports.
Variations of three-layer structures. Image credit: Osaka University

Adhering without adhesives

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A method to adhere vulcanised rubber to plastic or other materials without an adhesive has been developed by Japanese researchers. Idha Valeur reports.
Microorganisms that produce polyesters to make the bioplastic. Image Credit: Tel Aviv University

How seaweed can produce sustainable plastics

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A process to produce bioplastic polymers derived from seaweed has been developed in a bid to address plastic waste. Idha Valeur reports.

Expanding coherence with 2D materials

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A new kind of graphene-based qubit may advance practical quantum computing say researchers from MIT, USA. Katherine Williams found out more.
Using the inner shell spectroscopy (ISS) beamline at NSLS-II, to analyse nanomaterials that work as catalysts for fuel cells. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Synthesising catalysts for energy storage

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Research into catalyst materials for hydrogen fuel cells could significantly reduce the cost of viable renewable energy. Rhiannon Garth Jones reports.