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Cool idea for zero-carbon air conditioning that requires no power source

27 November 2014  Research

Surface reflects sunlight and emits heat so well that in midday heat it's 5°C cooler than its surroundings

Obama acts to attract non-US scientists and engineers

27 November 2014 News and Analysis

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President takes action to make it easier for scientists and engineers born abroad to work and stay in the US

Femtofluidic droplet manipulation now possible

27 November 2014 Research

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Modular toolbox turns droplets into microreactors with volumes one billion times smaller than microtitre plate wells

Conductive clay rolled out to store energy

27 November 2014 Research

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Simplified synthesis of a known supercapacitor produces a dough-like material with surprising energy-storing abilities

Syngenta to cut or relocate 1800 jobs in 2015  

Global reorganisation plan will involve ‘consolidation’ of R&D facilities

UCB sells speciality generics subsidiary  

Firm will use $1.5bn proceeds to reduce debt and concentrate on developing new drugs in ne...

Gates Foundation champions open access  

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will require research it funds to be published open ac...

Seeing glucose through the skin  

Technique could one day allow diabetics to manage their condition without drawing blood

US approves low acrylamide spud  

The first genetically modified potato that produces less acrylamide has been granted appro...

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