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Results for 30 December 2019
Innovation Feature | 30 December 2019
Compact particle accelerators broaden access to cutting-edge care
An innovative cyclotron design could make it easier for smaller hospitals to offer sophisticated radiation-based imaging and therapy to patients.
Results for 23 December 2019
Technology Perspective | 23 December 2019
Towards greener water security
Membranes engineered with carbon nanotube fibres could become cost effective water filtration systems.
Results for 16 December 2019
Impact Case Study | 16 December 2019
Nanoparticles of specific shapes and sizes can be made using metal-organic frameworks to provide excellent catalysts for the chemical and drugs industry
Results for 28 November 2019
Innovation Feature | 28 November 2019
The future of biometrics in the palm of your hand
A KACST team is working on a system that identifies people based on the veins in the palms, offering a hack-proof biometrics platform to Saudi organizations
Results for 21 November 2019
Impact Case Study | 21 November 2019
A deep insight into perovskite solar cells
Researchers examine which components influence the performance and stability of these promising materials.
Results for 10 November 2019
Impact Case Study | 10 November 2019
Big drops, small drops
Scientists develop a microwave-based technique to determine the size distribution of water droplets in an emulsion
Results for 31 October 2019
Impact Case Study | 31 October 2019
Metal-organic frameworks: Warming up to better crystallography images
The assumption that low temperatures produce better images during x-ray crystallography does not hold true for synthetic metal-organic frameworks, researchers say
Results for 24 October 2019
Impact Case Study | 24 October 2019
Microwaves get the measure of catalysts
A new method of measuring the degree of coking in acid zeolite catalysts can help increase its efficiency in fuel production
Results for 4 August 2019
Impact Case Study | 4 August 2019
Quantum dots: Clever alloys for wider light emission
The optical properties of quantum dots can be extended to new wavelengths through the addition of deposited surface alloys
Results for 4 July 2019
Technology Perspective | 4 July 2019
Pinpointing pollutants using the Internet of Things
Researchers are building large networks of wireless sensors to monitor our environment and health
Results for 9 June 2019
Technology Perspective | 9 June 2019
Designing smart membranes for sustainable solutions
Supramolecular materials have the potential to make seawater potable and to fuel the vehicles of the future
Results for 12 May 2019
Technology Perspective | 12 May 2019
Modelling to take micro air vehicles to new levels
KACST researchers are developing computational technology to accurately simulate the flight dynamics of micro air vehicles with broad scientific and engineering applications
Results for 8 May 2019
Impact Case Study | 8 May 2019
Materials imaging: Dyeing to see a difference
Scientists have developed a fluorescence imaging-based method for characterizing the chemical diversity within a metal–organic framework
Results for 5 May 2019
Technology Perspective | 5 May 2019
Striking a cost-efficient balance
A KACST project is developing new materials to capture the sun’s energy more efficiently and sustainably.
Results for 17 April 2019
Impact Case Study | 17 April 2019
Genetic study uncovers Ehlers-Danlos syndrome mutation
Scientists find links between a rare connective tissue disorder and mutations in a wound-healing gene called AEBP1.
Results for 7 April 2019
Technology Perspective | 7 April 2019
Navigating a new direction for space satellites
Ultra-precise navigation allows groups of small satellites to work together to outperform single larger units
Results for 2 April 2019
Impact Case Study | 2 April 2019
A desert harvest
An energy efficient method for collecting vapour in arid environments could bring relief to regions in drought.
Results for 17 March 2019
Impact Case Study | 17 March 2019
No sweat: Biosensors for easier testing
Biosensors could soon be attached to wearable items, such as contact lenses and smart watches, to measure sugar levels in sweat, tears and saliva.
Results for 10 March 2019
Technology Perspective | 10 March 2019
Homing in on cancer’s code
A KACST team is working towards making genomic medicine a core component of cancer care in Saudi Arabia
Results for 3 March 2019
Impact Case Study | 3 March 2019
Shedding light on perovskite solar cell materials
Studies identify photovoltaic technologies with high efficiency, low cost and long stability.
Results for 26 February 2019
Impact Case Study | 26 February 2019
Unlocking the origin of a severe neurological disorder
Gene sequencing brings the origin of a fatal neurological genetic disease to light.
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
Farming a desert
Water-saving hydroponics systems will soon bring sustainable animal feed to herders in the Saudi Arabian desert.
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
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
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
Impact Case Study | 29 November 2017
Layered LEDs show promise
Improved LEDs could lead to more efficient solar cells.
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.