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Medang tree provides key to greener chemistry

By Damir Beciri
18 June 2013

kingianin-1Researchers at the Research School of Chemistry of the Australian National University (RSC – ANU), Canberra, discovered that a rare tree found in Malaysia and Borneo holds the secret to greener chemical production. They managed to create a ten-step method which employs a new, environmentally friendly approach to replicate kingianins molecules found in the Medang… »


Laser beams used to contain and move tiny objects

By Damir Beciri
One Comment9 September 2010

anu-tractor-beam-teamAlthough it’s been years since optical tweezers have been used to move particles, the previous methods weren’t able to move them on distances larger than few millimeters. Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) made a breakthrough by developing a method which can move objects much further by using laser beams. The researches have managed… »