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Alexander Beadle

Alexander Beadle is a science writer and editor for Technology Networks. Prior to this, he worked as a freelance science writer. Alexander holds an MChem in materials chemistry from the University of St Andrews, where he won a Chemistry Purdie Scholarship and conducted research into zeolite crystal growth mechanisms and the action of single-molecule transistors.

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Nanoparticle Skin Patch Monitors Tumor Size During Cancer Care

Medical researchers and chemical engineers have developed a new nanoparticle-infused wearable patch that can provide continuous monitoring of tumors under the skin.
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Watch This Robot Made From Silicon and Lab-Grown Muscle Walk Across Its Tank

Researchers have developed a biohybrid robot that can walk on two legs like a human, pivot on one leg and make tighter turning circles than other similar robots.
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Scientists Spin Silk From Artificial Spider Gland

Researchers have successfully created a microfluidic device that can spin artificial spider silk. The device mimics the conditions in a real spider's silk gland, producing artificial silk with the same complex structure.
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Cobalt-Free Batteries Could Power the Next Generation of Electric Vehicles

A new battery cathode material could provide a more sustainable option for powering the next generation of electric cars.
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This Metal Robot “Shapeshifts” Between Solid and Liquid To Escape Tight Spaces

Scientists have developed a strange new material that can quickly flip between a liquid and a solid state – all thanks to magnets.
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Plant-Based Diets and COVID-19 Infection: Is There Really a Connection?

A new study has suggested that a predominantly plant-based diet could be linked to lower odds of COVID-19 infection. But others have criticized the study, saying that its conclusions are premature.
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Bottled Water Contains Thousands of Nanoplastics

For the first time, researchers have been able to count and identify nanoplastics – plastic particles measuring less than one micrometer in size – in samples taken from bottled water.
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Could the Next Generation of Microelectronics Be Made From Coal?

Using a new processing technique, researchers have been able to transform coal into extremely high-purity materials that can be used to build functional electronic components.
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Researchers Create World’s First Functional Semiconductor Made From Graphene

Researchers have unveiled the world’s first functional semiconductor made from graphene. The team says that their discovery could lead to the development of smaller and faster electronic devices.
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Identifying and Characterizing PFAS Compounds

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) do not readily break down in nature and so can become persistent pollutants. This article will explore the challenges of detecting PFAS compounds and how recent advancements in testing techniques are addressing these issues.