Croucher Foundation News

Enhancing the electron highway for solar-to-hydrogen power

Catalysts that use light to split water and produce hydrogen fuel can be made more efficient by manipulating their electrons, bringing the promise of green hydrogen closer to reality. This discovery may open up a new line of thinking in the future design of photocatalysis.

26 January 2023

Small molecule’s big potential for restoring vision

New therapeutic approach offers hope for patients with optic nerve damage.

16 January 2023

Reward and punishment systems in coral-algae relationship

The complex dynamics of resource-sharing symbiosis in the reef environment.

15 January 2023

Ecological risks of microplastics are far worse than previously thought

The co-occurrence of organic chemicals magnifies their ecotoxicological effects.

12 January 2023

Rise of the aquabots

A novel class of ultrasoft water-soluble robots can adapt their shape to navigate through narrow vascular channels. Their ability to grip and transport objects may have potential applications, such as medical micromanipulation, targeted cargo delivery, and biomimetics. 

12 January 2023

Converting temperature fluctuations into clean energy 

Efficient pyro-catalytic reaction advances towards greater practical application.

11 January 2023

New therapeutic target for irritable bowel syndrome

Human gut bacterium Ruminococcus gnavus found as a major trigger factor.

4 January 2023

Fish fins inspire soft material

Researchers have developed new technology which breaks through  limitations on bending soft materials.

30 December 2022