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Greener AND cheaper: Graphene@Manchester solves concrete’s big problem

A joint venture between graphene specialists at The University of Manchester and alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering has developed a product that could revolutionise the …

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Manchester scientists accelerate path to drugs for COVID-19
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a more efficient method to produce medicines that are in development for the treatment of COVID-19, cancer ...
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Scientists crack ‘the Brazil-nut’ puzzle, how do the largest nuts rise to the top?
Scientists have for the first time captured the complex dynamics of particle movement in granular materials, helping to explain why mixed nuts often see the ...
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First in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on takes off on commercial passenger jet
A team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. ...
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Could game theory help discover intelligent alien life?

New research from The University of Manchester suggests using a strategy linked to cooperative game playing known as ‘game theory’ in order to maximise the ...
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University of Manchester scientists awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Finest Woven Fabric’

A team of scientists from The University of Manchester have been honoured with the Guinness World Record for weaving threads of individual molecules together to ...
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Launch of multimillion pound institute for health technology research and innovation in Manchester

Tuesday, 12 January saw a consortium led by The University of Manchester launch a new multimillion pound research and innovation institute that will build on ...
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Using sunlight to transform chemical manufacturing into ‘zero-waste’ industries

Chemical engineers have successfully manipulated carbon nitride to use sunlight to synthesize fluorine-based molecules, which are key building blocks of pharmaceutical products in a breakthrough ...
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New graphene-based antibody test developed for detecting kidney disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from The University of Manchester have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease ...
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Hints of life on Venus

An international team of astronomers including UK scientists from Manchester and Cardiff, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule – phosphine – in the ...
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New at-home heart monitoring technique could reduce hospital visits and save lives

A simple new heart-monitoring technique has been developed to help people self-monitor their conditions at home without the need for hospital visits. University of Manchester ...
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Newly discovered rare dinosaur embryos show sauropods had rhino-like horns

An incredibly rare dinosaur embryo discovered perfectly preserved inside its egg has shown scientists new details of the development and appearance of sauropods which lived ...
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Scientists create compact particle accelerators which drive 1000 times more charge to near the speed of light

Scientists have successfully developed a pocket-sized particle accelerator capable of projecting ultra-short electron beams with laser light at more than 99.99% of the speed of ...
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