KAUST Discovery highlights the most exciting research taking place at the different research centers in KAUST. The research highlights are informative articles that cover breakthrough research and are accessible to the wider science community and a general audience interested in science. With regular weekly updates, this is the place to keep up with the best research happening at KAUST.
August 13, 2017
Surface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucial.
Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors.
August 6, 2017
Herbal remedy plants native to Saudi Arabia are shown to have potential as treatments for cancer.
Dual-functioning MOF material autonomously ensures indoor humidity is just right.
July 30, 2017
Modeling leads to a better understanding of the role El Niño plays in increasing rainfall along the Red Sea coast.
July 29, 2017
A nature-based technique paves the way for cheaper and environmentally friendly liquid-repellent materials.
July 22, 2017
Plants can reprogram their genetic material to mount a defensive response against pathogens, which may have applications for agriculture.
3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
July 15, 2017
Synchronized emissions from innovative on-chip lasers create possibilities for inexpensive artificial neural networks.
July 8, 2017
A systematic approach to selecting and configuring statistical models improves predictions of extreme events.