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A line graph comparing switching the material from a Mott insulator (with an energy gap) to an electrical conductor (without an energy gap).

When Does a Conductor Not Conduct?

An Australian-led study has found unusual insulating behaviour in a new atomically-thin material – and the ability to switch it on and off. The new study has demonstrated a Mott insulating phase within an atomically-thin metal-organic framework.
Someone holding four batteries linked together.

Voltage Breakthrough in Quest for Cheaper, Safer Batteries

A QUT-led team of international researchers has made a breakthrough in the development of a type of battery that is much safer and cheaper than the batteries currently charging our smart devices.
Antibodies and red blood cells in a blood vessel.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Unique Autoantibody Patterns

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis all have a unique and diverse set of antibodies that are involved in disease development, suggesting the current assumptions of rheumatoid arthritis origin are too simple.
A crystal structure of a molecular lattice.

Scientists Discover a New Type of Porous Material That Can Store Greenhouse Gases

Researchers have used computer modeling to develop a new type of porous material that can capture and store greenhouse gases.
Blood bags.

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Converts Blood to Universally Compatible Blood Group

The findings from a new research study published in Nature could help boost blood transfusion stocks by offering a novel way to convert blood cells from one group to another.
A computer chip board.

Researchers Resolve Two Decades of Oxide Semiconductor Challenges

Researchers have successfully engineered a high-performance, stable amorphous p-type oxide semiconductor, resolving two decades of semiconductor challenges.

Imaging Technique Shows New Details of Alzheimer’s Peptide Structures

A new imaging technique developed by engineers at Washington University in St. Louis can give scientists a much closer look at fibril assemblies — stacks of peptides that include amyloid beta, most notably associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Bacteria bloom on a petri dish.

Bacteria Use a Protein Complex To Enhance Blockage of Phage Replication

The molecular assembly of a common anti-phage system employed by bacteria has been described in a new study.
A circuit board broken into pieces.

New Circuit Boards Can Be Repeatedly Recycled

Traditional printed circuit boards found in nearly all electronic devices can't be recycled, but a new design could enable repeated recycling.
The kakadu plum.

Kakadu Plum Offers Natural Meat Preservative Alternative

A native bushfood has proven to be a promising natural alternative to synthetic chemicals used to preserve meat, according to University of Queensland research.