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S-Helmet: A Location-aware Safety System for Construction Workers
15-April-2015

A summary by scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University about a newly developed system for construction site safety monitoring.

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Contact: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
 
Sputtering start for flat materials
15-April-2015

A simple method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale production

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Contact: A*STAR Research Institution: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
 
‘Para-shooting’ boron on benzene rings: A bulky catalyst induces pinpoint targeting on benzene to create bioactive molecules
14-April-2015

Tuning the para position of benzene rings is significant for creating biologically active compounds and optoelectronic materials. Chemists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a novel iridium catalyst that enables highly para-selective borylation on benzene, leading to the rapid synthesis of drug derivatives for treating Parkinson’s disease.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
 
A KAIST research team develops a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvester.
13-April-2015

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator.

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Contact: Lan Yoon Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
 
Doing the impossible: enzyme-catalyzed Diels-Alder reaction
9-April-2015

Computational study carried out at Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) revealed energetically balanced reaction coordinate of the SpnF-catalyzed cycloaddition reaction leading to Spinosyn A – tetracyclic natural insecticide produced by the cells of the bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa.

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Contact: Ananikov Laboratory Institution: Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
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