Croucher Foundation News

Sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

A research team at The Swire Institute of Marine Science experimentally assessed whether adult sea urchins that are exposed to marine heatwaves could pass beneficial protective mechanisms onto their offspring, thus ensuring the survival of the next generation.

10 August 2022

Researchers develop rechargeable alkaline zinc batteries

A research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has developed a new electrode design that gives recharging capabilities to alkaline zinc batteries, one of the most common types of non-rechargeable batteries used.

25 July 2022

New low-cost hydrogen fuel cell also most durable to date

Researchers have developed a more durable and cost-effective hydrogen fuel cell, offering promising applications to green energy.

6 July 2022

Q&A with Dr Zhang Rui on advancing local research on soft matter

Dr Zhang Rui has shown for the first time how liquid crystals could form the basic elements needed for logic operations. Zhang developed this theoretical approach while he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2020. Croucher caught up with Zhang to learn more about the research group he set up here.

28 June 2022

Novel chipscope enables label-free monitoring of live cell activities

The new chipscope allows real-time monitoring of cells inside incubators.

16 June 2022

Plant-inspired origami microfluidic device

Engineers have developed an origami microfluidic device that can respond to changes in the environment.

13 June 2022

​​New metabolic route explains liver cancer cell adaptability

The study shows how liver cancer cells can grow without a sufficient supply of oxygen.

10 June 2022

First myriapod genome bank explains divergent evolutionary trajectories

Biologists have sequenced the genome of nine centipede and millipede species.

31 May 2022

New advanced vision sensors emulate human visual adaptability

Future autonomous vehicles and industrial cameras could have human-like vision.

31 May 2022

Researchers identify a new regulator of satiety signals

The reported enzyme can control weight gain by intervening signalling mechanism.

30 May 2022

CUHK joins university climate alliance

CUHK will collaborate with universities globally to address the challenge of climate change.

26 May 2022