Peroxide explosives, graphene, electronic skin, artificial kidneys, radioactive waste eating bacteria (updated)

New way of identifying peroxide-based explosives

Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future… Read more 


Graphene paint to keep food fresh, protect metal against corrosion

According to a new finding by The University of Manchester, a thin layer of graphene paint can make impermeable and chemically resistant coatings which could be used for packaging to keep food fresh for longer and protect metal structures against corrosion… Read more

Newly developed “electronic skin” to improve early breast cancer detection

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss… Read more 


Graphene used in transistor-based flexible device

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device… Read more 


A step closer in building replacement kidneys in lab

Working with human-sized pig kidneys, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood… Read more 


Scientist discover radioactive waste eating bacteria

According to researchers at The University of Manchester, tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal… Read more