Nanotechnology

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Oxford Covid biotech firm makes stellar debut on London stock market
Shares of Oxford Nanopore close up 44%, giving co-founder paper fortune of £63m

Julia Kollewe

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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How ‘wonder material’ graphene became a national security concern
UK and China are racing to develop forms of the super-strength technology that has potential aerospace and weaponry uses

Jasper Jolly

27, Sep, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Oxford Covid biotech firm plans £2.4bn flotation on LSE
Business founded in 2005 has won contracts worth £144m from the UK government during pandemic

Julia Kollewe

09, Sep, 2021 @5:02 PM

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UK orders national security review of graphene firm’s takeover by Chinese scientist
Watchdog to look at potential takeover of Wales-based Perpetuus Group by Dr Zhongfu Zhou or Taurus International

Jasper Jolly

07, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Oxford Nanopore float offers London a proper tech future
Planned IPO of life science group will test LSE’s appetite for funding high-growth tech

Nils Pratley

30, Mar, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough for flexible 'skin'
Engineers at the University of Queensland say technology could be used to power small devices, such as a phone, within two years

Lisa Cox

17, Feb, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Paul O’Brien obituary
Materials chemist who perfected nanoscientific techniques and enabled important advances in electronics

David Lewis

01, Nov, 2018 @6:04 PM

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Genomics and nanotechnology to benefit from $393m research funding boost
Government allocates new funding after recommendations from chief scientist Alan Finkel

Paul Karp

14, May, 2018 @10:30 PM

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The darkest building on Earth: 'An angular black hole waiting to suck you in'
Sprayed with Vantablack Vbx2, a pavilion at the Winter Olympics in South Korea absorbs 99% of light. We talk to its British architect Asif Khan, who also invented the ‘selfie building’

Oliver Wainwright

08, Feb, 2018 @11:04 AM

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Natural painkiller nasal spray could replace addictive opioids, trial indicates
Risk of overdose could be far lower, say researchers, as fundraising for human clinical trials begins

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Feb, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers
A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue

Nicola Davis

07, Aug, 2017 @4:12 PM

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Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott
Despite the unprecedented speed of current breakthroughs investment is weak and money is either stashed away or distributed to shareholders

Larry Elliott

16, Jul, 2017 @1:11 PM

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