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These are the UK supermarket items with the worst environmental impact

Meat, fish and cheese top the list of food products with the biggest environmental impact, in new research that points the way to widespread eco labels

08/08/2022

Soap molecule could help make alternative LED tech commercially viable

LEDs made from perovskite, a titanium and calcium crystal, are a potential alternative to silicon-based ones, but until now haven't been able to match them for stability and efficiency

08/08/2022

Artificial neuron swaps dopamine with rat brain cells like a real one

An electrical device that can send and receive chemical signals from neurons could be used in brain-machine interfaces

08/08/2022

Exceeding weekly alcohol recommendations linked to short chromosomes

Regions of repetitive DNA sequence called telomeres cap our chromosomes, with shorter telomeres being linked to Alzheimer's disease, cancer and heart disease

08/08/2022

Artificial finger can identify what common material things are made of

Smart finger uses sensors to detect substances such as glass, silicon and wood with more than 90 per cent accuracy, which could be useful for robotic manufacturing tasks

05/08/2022

What will the Inflation Reduction Act mean for US carbon emissions?

The US senate is set to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which would include the largest climate spending package in US history. How big of an effect could it have?

05/08/2022

What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for US carbon emissions?

The US senate just passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes the largest climate spending package in US history. How big of an effect will it have?

05/08/2022

Hummingbird that was feared extinct is spotted in Colombian mountains

The Santa Marta sabrewing, an emerald green hummingbird, has been officially documented for only the second time since it was discovered in 1946

05/08/2022

Transfusing blood from an old mouse to a younger mouse causes ageing

The transfusion led an increased number of senescent cells – which accumulate as we get older - in the young mice, suggesting that cellular ageing isn't just a case of wear and tear

05/08/2022

Can we build a quantum clock that is entirely quantum?

Quantum clocks are normally controlled by a classical control system, but to build things like tiny quantum drones that fly around delivering molecules we'll need a fully quantum approach

05/08/2022

Mice produce rat sperm with technique that could help conservation

Mice containing rat cells have produced rat sperm thanks to a modification technique that could be useful for conserving endangered species or creating hybrids

04/08/2022

Quantum computer can simulate infinitely many chaotic particles

Using just a handful of quantum bits, researchers have used a quantum computer to simulate an infinite line of electron-like particles. The technique could be used to better understand the behaviour of molecules in materials

04/08/2022

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