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Detecting the ripples in space-time 9 June 2024

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

Hong Kong researchers unlock key to boosting eco-friendly cooling 3 June 2024

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 31 May 2024

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

Hong Kong study reveals a key role for termites 29 May 2024

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 28 May 2024

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 24 May 2024

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

New method to hunt for the universe’s first stars 23 May 2024

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

Can animals count? 22 May 2024

A groundbreaking study by researchers from City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong suggests rats might be capable of basic counting

Hong Kong University physicists unveil new quantum state 20 May 2024

Scientists have discovered a new quantum state, “Dirac spin liquid,” which could advance quantum computing. The discovery was made in a material called YCu3-Br and is published in Nature Physics

Single-wire sensors 12 January 2024

A research team led by Dr Yang Zhengbao from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a one-wire reconfigurable sensor matrix that is capable of conforming to three-dimensional curved surfaces and resistant to cross-talk and fractures

Nature-inspired catalysis 10 January 2024

Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong have broken new ground in the field of hydrogen energy by creating a catalyst that draws inspiration from patterns found in nature

Unlocking the secrets of cellular shape-shifting 21 December 2023

Insights into how cells permanently change shape could transform our understanding of tissue dynamics, offering unprecedented clarity on processes from healing to cancer metastasis

Bug vs bug 19 December 2023

Using the latest advances in cryogenic-electron microscopy a team at HKUST reported the structure of cyanophage P-SCSP1u in its native form at near-atomic resolution leading to a new understanding of the mechanism of infection

Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences Summit 4 December 2023

The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences hosted a symposium on 4 December to promote the work of young scientists in Hong Kong

HKUST scientists find promising target for Alzheimer’s disease treatment 29 November 2023

VCAM1, a cell surface protein found on immune cells of the brain, is a possible therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease.

New method boosts resistance of stainless steel 15 November 2023

A dual-action approach which could be used in the production of hydrogen.

Fatigue-resistant 3D-printed aluminium alloys 28 October 2023

Metal alloys often fail when cracks nucleate and grow after cyclic loading.

Hong Kong hosts Future Science Prize Week 19 October 2023

It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in the city.

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