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Highest certified efficiency for perovskite solar cells measuring over one square centimetre
18-June-2015

Japanese researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) have achieved a 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time in the world, as officially recognized by an international public test centre. The research group was led by Dr. Liyuan Han, leader of the Photovoltaic Materials Unit at NIMS.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Science
 
A*STAR’S IME and INEX innovations exchange to develop non-invasive prenatal diagnostic technology
18-June-2015

IME’s rare cell isolation technology will eliminate risk of pregnancy loss associated with invasive diagnostic testing, paving the way for effective therapy treatments of genetic fetal abnormalities.

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Contact: Lee Swee Heng Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Category: Technology
 
Discovery of a new mechanism for plant peptide hormones
18-June-2015

Professor Keiko Torii and her colleagues have revealed that the patterning of plant stomata is controlled by two peptides, which work as antagonists and compete for the same receptor.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
Using sago waste to absorb oil spills
17-June-2015

Waste material generated by Malaysia’s sago palm industry has potential for use as an adsorbent for cleaning up oil spills, according to a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology.

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Contact: Dr Nayan KANWAL, FRSA, ABIM, AMIS, Ph.D. Institution: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Category: Science
 
KAIST research team develops the first flexible phase-change random access memory
16-June-2015

Professors Keon Jae Lee and Yeon Sik Jung of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST have developed the first flexible PRAM enabled by self-assembled block copolymer (BCP) silica nanostructures with an ultralow current operation.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Category: Technology
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