Undark: Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of ‘Insectageddon’

In a response published in the journal Rethinking Ecology, Atte Komonen and colleagues worried that the unsubstantiated claims pinballing across the globe could diminish public faith in science, and even undermine efforts to address the real stressors that many of the planet’s insects face.

Jewish Link on New Jersey: Israeli Research and Innovation Is a Hot Ticket

Nanotechnology is one of the hot fields of shared interest for application in everything from cancer-drug delivery to finding dark matter in outer space. BINA recently inked research and cooperation deals with the United Nations International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal; the University of Jyväskylä in Finland...

ChemistryViews: Printing Metal–Organic Frameworks onto a Polymer Support

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have gained interest during the past decade because of their useful properties, especially for adsorption processes. However, the use of MOFs in practical applications is often limited by their powdery nature, which makes the handling of these materials challenging. To overcome this problem, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Leipzig University, Germany, Matti Haukka, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and colleagues used selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to anchor the MOF HKUST-1 onto a polymeric support. Using this printing process, it is possible to fabricate highly porous and customizable MOF-containing filters and other flow-through objects.