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Results for 17 February 2019

Impact Case Study | 17 February 2019

Extracting water from thin air

New synthetic crystals could offer those living in deserts a cost effective and efficient way to extract water from the air.

Results for 13 February 2019

Innovation Feature | 13 February 2019

Boosting agriculture with little water

Research at KACST is helping to drive the aquaponics boom in the Middle East.

Results for 17 January 2019

Innovation Feature | 17 January 2019

A Fine-Grained Look at Desert Dust

Novel dust-repellent coatings on solar panel glass could enhance the efficiency of desert-based solar energy harvesting. 

Results for 16 January 2019

Technology Perspective | 16 January 2019

Perfecting Soilless Farming

Aquaponics technology, which rears fish and plants in a mutually advantageous environment, is poised to revolutionize agriculture in water-scarce Saudi Arabia.

Results for 5 January 2019

Innovation Feature | 5 January 2019

Monitoring Greenhouse Gases

KACST researchers are developing an innovative system to monitor nationwide greenhouse gas levels and inform reduction strategies.

Results for 1 January 2019

Technology Perspective | 1 January 2019

Adding a Touch of Green to Gasoline

KACST researchers are developing the chemistry for more environmentally friendly vehicle fuel.

Results for 23 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 23 September 2018

Camels susceptible to MERS-CoV re-infection

A nine-month assessment of MERS infection in camels could inform vaccination strategies.

Results for 22 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 22 September 2018

Plastics combine forces to create super-polymer

Glass fibre reinforcement helps bring together two household plastics to form a tough new composite material.

Results for 21 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 21 September 2018

Selecting ions for better solar cells

Switching the ions in perovskites can significantly influence their performance in solar cells.

Results for 20 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 20 September 2018

Uncovering the elusive causes of fetal death

Molecular autopsy reveals gene variants not previously associated with pregnancy loss and diseases. 

Results for 19 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 19 September 2018

DNA holds new hope for MERS vaccine

Genetic material expressing the virus’ spikes induces the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies in mice.

Results for 16 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 16 September 2018

A force to reckon with

Synthetic molecular springs recover from stretching and warping with a speed and force that rivals naturally evolved proteins.

Results for 15 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 15 September 2018

Mechanisms explain heart protection of diabetes drug

A type II diabetes drug alters molecular pathways, explaining why it also protects against cardiovascular disease.

Results for 12 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 12 September 2018

Uncovering autism genetics in Arabs

Saudi Human Genome Project discovers mutations linked to autism in Saudi families.

Results for 10 September 2018

Impact Case Study | 10 September 2018

Setting standards for next-generation solar power

As revolutionary perovskite solar cells near commercial readiness, researchers are increasing efforts to assess their stability.

Results for 19 August 2018

Technology Perspective | 19 August 2018

Smart Energy

Saudi scientists are developing new technologies to deliver clean, reliable energy in their challenging natural environment.

Results for 15 July 2018

Innovation Feature | 15 July 2018

Taking Fossil Fuel to the Next Level

An innovative research centre set up by KACST and Oxford University is developing ways to produce high-quality light hydrocarbons and hydrogen gas from crude oil.  

Results for 19 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 19 June 2018

Loss of cellular ‘caretakers’ causes fatal infant brain disorder

A rare genetic mutation undermines brain development and function by blocking brain cell communication.

Results for 18 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 18 June 2018

The fourth culprit for Larsen Syndrome

Saudi scientists identify a new gene implicated in the complex musculo-skeletal and eye condition known as Larsen syndrome.

Results for 16 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 16 June 2018

Unlocking a game-changing future for crude oil

Splitting hydrocarbons into hydrogen and carbon offers a way to exploit the energy available from crude oil without releasing carbon dioxide.

Results for 15 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 15 June 2018

The future is clear for gas storage solutions

Producing metal-organic frameworks as glasses offers new possibilities for exploiting their impressive gas storage, separation and catalytic properties.

Results for 13 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 13 June 2018

Hot on the trail of bone cancer recurrence

Loading a component of chilli peppers on to a scaffold for bone repair could help prevent the recurrence of bone cancer.

Results for 10 June 2018

Impact Case Study | 10 June 2018

The liver’s role in malaria survival

Researchers are trying to understand how vaccine-driven chemical modifications of liver DNA help mice recover from malaria.

Results for 15 February 2018

Impact Case Study | 15 February 2018

Building a molecular lasso

A synthetic molecule with a loop and tail forms a reversibly switching molecular lasso with potential uses in nanoscale applications.

Results for 12 December 2017

Technology Perspective | 12 December 2017

Sunny skies ahead

KACST scientists are fronting an effort to bring stable, cheap, efficient solar energy to the masses.

Results for 10 December 2017

Innovation Feature | 10 December 2017

A report a day keeps diseases away

A new infectious disease monitoring platform promises to keep Saudis safe

Technology Perspective | 10 December 2017

Ironing out the bumps in the road

Research at KACST has helped develop a digital platform to guide transport planners and commuters on how to keep a city moving.

Results for 29 November 2017

Impact Case Study | 29 November 2017

Layered LEDs show promise

Improved LEDs could lead to more efficient solar cells.

Innovation Feature | 29 November 2017

A tablet to launch an industry

A new locally produced tablet may pave the way for a computational boom in Saudi Arabia

Results for 28 November 2017

Impact Case Study | 28 November 2017

An eco-friendly pesticides sponge 

A new porous material can hold and slowly release chemicals; a property that can reduce the detrimental effects of pesticides.