A new Government-backed code, 'The Peatland Code' that could slash UK carbon dioxide emissions by 220 million tonnes and protect rare wildlife by restoring moors, bogs and mires was unveiled at the World Forum for Natural Capital in Edinburgh, following a successful 2-year trial, which has seen businesses fund peatland restoration projects in southwest England, the Lake District and Wales
As researchers in China are recorded in “The Lancet” ominously to have found E.coli bacteria resistant to colistin ‘the antibiotic of last resort,’ hopefully some help may emerge on this global issue with Liverpool’s future world class life science hub around the new £25m Sciences Accelerator laboratory developmen,t enabling innovative antibiotic resistance research.
A team of Aston scientists teamed with Durham and Leeds have discovered a new strategy to fabricate ‘self-assembled’ catalytic materials that could offer some revolutionary applications in chemistry, energy and healthcare.
A thriving music scene, an outstanding array of art galleries and museums, handsome architecture, superb shopping and great gastronomy, Glasgow bags 20th place on "National Geographic" Traveller's Best of The World 2016 list!
Scientists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a new manufacturing method to create three-dimensional nanostructures and enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture light.
Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence and our links with the honeybee date back to the dawn of agriculture. Now there are two studies - Landscape-wide research by former UK government agency on oilseed rape fields in England and Wales that shows a link between neonicotinoids and honeybee colony losses. It reinforces the 2013 study in Bern,from May-December when Swedish researchers established neonicotinoids severely affect honey bee queens and their ability to reproduce worker offspring. How much more proof is needed?
The University of Dundee will play host to the prestigious World Cultural Council Annual Award Ceremony as part of its Winter Graduation celebrations this week where the seven awarded STEM women amazingly outnumber the one expert man.
In 2013 the UK’s wildlife organisations joined forces (for the first time ever!!) to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories. The resulting "State of Nature" report finds that 60 per cent of UK species studied had declined in recent decades. More than 1 in 10 could disappear from our shores altogether.
A new molecular biology tool derived from a bacterial defence system has been used for the first time by KAUST researchers to demonstrate a way to protect plants against viral pathogens. At Edinburgh University the study of a biological process that enables green algae to grow efficiently, has taken the first steps to recreating that mechanism in a more complex plant, possibly leading to high yields of wheat, rice and barley.
If it’s not in your diary, put the date there now, that IEDM - will get underway, preceeded by 90 minute tutorials on Saturday 5th December and day-long short courses on Sunday 6th December. The heart of the matter,is a technical program of some 220 papers, and a rich offering of other events taking place during the meeting. This includes evening panels, special focus sessions, IEEE awards and an entrepreneurial luncheon sponsored by IEDM and (hurrah!!) IEEE Women in Engineering.
Alan Turing Institute and Intel agree to form a long term strategic partnership to deliver a research programme focussed on high-performance computing and data analytics. Researchers from both organisations will work together with co-funded research fellows and software engineers. ARM’s November TechCon conference revealed its new low-power application-tier CPU - Cortex-A35 offering, a new family of ultra-high efficiency processors, offering 64-bit compute to smartphone users, and ultrahigh efficiency for wearables. For IBM, the £12,000 contribution to partnership with the University of Warwick, offers researchers guidance through the ethical minefield of using big data and real time analytics.
UK’s four Quantum Technologies Hubs yesterday at The first Quantum Technology Showcase held in London had 300 hundred delegates from industry, business and government hearing how UK’s £270 million NQTP (National Quantum Technologies Programme) is drawing the country’s research base together, with industry, research funding bodies and other government agencies to accelerate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to industry. Alas, no women Hub leaders!
Global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, IQE has appointed Dr. Wyn Meredith as director of the new CSC (Compound Semiconductor Centre) the JV (joint venture) between IQE plc and Cardiff University formally being launched later this month.
Professor Sarah Parcak of University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently been named as winner of the $1million 2016 TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Prize, after founding the Laboratory for Global Observation.
A rap generator DeepBeat, developed by researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University, HIIT and the University of Helsinki was published online on the 5th of November. Earlier the generator has been only in research use.
The Universities of Glasgow and Southern Denmark have spun-out Caldan Therapeutics, a company from there joint research that is developing novel therapeutics for T2 diabetes and has raised £4.45 million of funding.
Gothenburg University researchers develop a reference method for standardised measurements that diagnose Alzheimer’s disease decades before the symptoms appear. The method is now formally classified as the international reference method, and will be used as the standard in Alzheimer’s diagnostics worldwide.
On the heels of Loughborough, Liverpool’s future as a world class life science hub takes a giant step forward with a new £25m Sciences Accelerator laboratory development that will enable innovative research into antibiotic resistance.
On the eve of the opening of the Longitude Prize, Loughborough University secures £545,000 funding to help fight the global health threat of AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) that occurs when microbes (harmful bacteria) develop defences against drugs designed to kill them.
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