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Capturing the natural intelligence of plants

New research led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology sheds light on the way Venus fly traps catch their food

A Hong Kong-led research project successfully mimics the mechanism used by Venus fly traps to capture their prey and offers a fresh perspective on the natural intelligence of plants

Detecting the ripples in space-time

HKUST Researchers pioneer new method to detect high-frequency gravitational waves

An innovative method developed by researchers at HKUST to detect high-frequency gravitational waves potentially opens new avenues for cosmological research

Croucher launches 2024 Advanced Study Institutes

The courses are taught in Hong Kong by world-leading scientists

These short, high-level courses go into depth on cutting-edge topics and are aimed at early-career researchers who are already established in their field

Hong Kong researchers unlock key to boosting eco-friendly cooling

HKUST researchers enhance heat transfer in metal-organic frameworks

In a significant breakthrough, researchers at HKUST have developed a new approach to enhance the cooling performance of metal-organic frameworks. This opens the door to more efficient and sustainable passive cooling technologies

Unravelling the mysteries of cosmic light shows

Research led in Hong Kong for may lead to improved space weather prediction

Following the spectacular displays of aurorae on Earth earlier this year, this Hong Kong-led research deepens our understanding of the aurorae elsewhere in our solar system

Teaching AI to "think" more like humans

Researchers in Hong Kong train AI to predict sentences rather than just words

A Hong Kong Polytechnic University study suggests that AI models can be improved by going beyond simply predicting the next word in a sequence

Hong Kong study reveals a key role for termites

They are important ecological engineers in the tropics

They and other invertebrates play an important role in helping to break down organic matter and redistribute nutrients

Hong Kong researchers gain new insights into cell biology

Their findings shed important light on the organisation of cellular structures

A research team led by Professor Mingjie Zhang at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has shed important light on the fundamental mechanisms that govern the organisation of cellular structures

Hong Kong researchers create 2D all-organic perovskites

This new material has the potential to impact the development of 2D electronics

Perovskites are a class of materials with a wide range of potential applications, including solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. This research opens up possibilities for the development of more efficient and versatile electronic devices

Croucher Science Week 2024 inspires thousands of youngsters in Hong Kong

The festival encouraged participants to explore science in everyday life

Croucher Science Week, which has been running since 2018, this year featured over 50 interactive events online, in schools and at the Hong Kong Science Museum

New method to hunt for the universe’s first stars

These stars hold crucial clues to understanding the early universe

A team of astrophysicists at the University of Hong Kong has developed a novel method to indirectly detect Population III stars, the elusive first stars formed in the universe shortly after the Big Bang

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