The Alan Turing Institute has marked its first few days of operations announcing its new director and confirming £10 million research funding from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, research partnerships with GCHQ, collaboration with Cray Inc. and EPSRC, and its first research activities.
Where people choose to live, who those people are, and why they choose to live there all have a significant impact on a wide range of policy areas. The study of England and Wales now needs to include Scotland.
Australia with one of the highest rates of animal species that face extinction, decline or negative impacts from human behaviour in the world, has over the last decade had rare occurrences of animals, rebounding and thriving. An example the conservation success story in recovery of humpback whales that breed in both East and West Australian waters.
In an especially rare and historic event, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) will host many of the founding members of modern physics in Stockholm in an attempt to solve one of the most complex and mind-twisting topics of our time: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has any bearing on their existence.
Critical care doctor, Julio Barado-Hualde has developed a mathematical simulation model that enables the occupancy of beds in an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) to be predicted and managed more effectively. Research, which focusses on the Hospital Complex of Navarre, is part of his PhD thesis read at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre.
At the CFCC, there were some who were of the belief that it might be too late to just rely on clean energy. “We should have done this 20 to 30 years ago" And others note "there are limits to adaptation." From the STEM viewpoint four women players have three male counterparts.
Glasgow-based Star Renewable Energy has won a £350,000 contract to supply heat pumps for a pioneering renewable energy scheme which will, for the first time in the UK, see solar thermal panels being used to power a district heating scheme.
To overcome off-target mutations that commonly occur with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing methods, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed two strategies that greatly improve the specificity of RNA-guided nucleases for the DNA region targeted to be cut and repaired.
The final phase of a competition to develop AAOSN (adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network) management systems for the NOC (National Oceanography Centre) is underway. Two UK consortia will develop systems capable of coordinating a suite of marine autonomous vehicles gathering data from the ocean over periods of months, tracking and sampling dynamic features.
Associate Professor Stig Kvaal and fellow Professor Per Østby at NTNU have written a newly published book Juvelen i kronen [The Jewel in the Crown], which presents the development of Kongsberg Maritime’s dynamic positioning systems.
This staggering technical development and system was created by people who tended to ask for forgiveness rather than permission!!
Irwin McLean, Professor of Human Genetics and Scientific Director of the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine at Dundee University, a world renowned expert in genetics of skin diseases, has been awarded the prestigious Buchanan Medal of the Royal Society. Almost simultaneously Dundee University plays host to American Fulbright scholars that arrive to explore Scotland's identity, culture and innovation.
An exciting opportunity emerges to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath and work with Professor Chris Bowen, on a European Research Council Advanced Fellowship in "Novel Energy Materials: Engineering Science and Integrated Systems (NEMESIS)"
A major peatland restoration project is being led by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in collaboration with SRUC (Scotland's Rural University College) and Luss Estates, and will help reduce the effects of climate change. Also watch out for The Bog Squad, volunteers restoring peatlands in Central Scotland
The UK government is close lipped after its pesticide advisers refused to back an application by NFU (National Farmers Union) to lift a ban on neonicotinoids and were intent to prevent campaigners lobbying ministers on the issue.
As part of Government’s Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne, confirms funding for six new multidisciplinary research centres - worth a total of £45 million with partner contributions - to drive forward UK’s Digital Economy research, skills and knowledge .
Put a team of physicists from PDI (Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik), FUB (Freie Universität Berlin), Germany, NTT BRL (Basic Research Laboratories), Japan, and USA NRL (Naval Research Laboratory), together with a scanning tunnelling microscope and don't be surprised if they create a minute transistor comprising a single molecule and a small number of atoms!
Fibre optic breakthrough opens up the possibility of better understanding of both disease and a communication revolution as a new study from the University of Dundee could mean a new era of superfast communications technology and lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. More than 200,000 patients in the UK suffer with chronic wounds and the prediction is healing time can be reduced by a third.
IQE plc, global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, is now to establish a JV (Joint Venture) with Cardiff University to lead development and commercialisation of a CS (Compound Semiconductor) cluster, for a KET (Key Enabling Technology) in Europe.
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