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Detecting mercury with gold [Asia Research News 2018 Inventions and Innovations]
14-May-2018

Researchers in Ireland have found a strong contender for a portable mercury sensor: individual gold nanorods.

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Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji Institution: National Institute for Materials Science Category: Technology
 
Unravelling the mystery of black hole formation [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
11-May-2018

Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang likely gave rise to early massive black holes.

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Contact: Motoko Kakubayashi Institution: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Category: Science
 
Finding Alzheimer's treatment from within [Asia Research News 2018 feature]
10-May-2018

An immune molecule in the body shows promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

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Contact: Alby Wan Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Category: Medicine
 
Eyes in the back of the head
9-May-2018

A team from RIEC has tested the human spatial ability to percieve our surroundings without actually seeing it.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University Category: Science
 
Mimicking a sweet solution to mop up pollution
11-May-2018

A fast and safe method to prepare a 3D porous material that mimics the shape of a honeycomb could have broad applications from catalysis to drug delivery or for filtering air to remove pollutants or viruses.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Technology
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