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Slipping on ice may be down to too much alcohol (or salt)…

Added: 10 Dec 2023

It’s a challenge for pedestrians and road users but also a major problem for industry: why are some…

Sheffield scientists aid steel city to lead sector’s transition to greener fuel

Added: 24 Sep 2023

Sheffield's place as a steel industry pioneer could receive a renewed boost as it prepares to lead …

NPL and STFC collaborate on small satellite calibration facility

Added: 29 Jul 2023

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is partnering with the Science and Technology Facilities Cou…

International Space Station

Pioneering Saudi astronaut completes space/earth experiment

Added: 4 Jun 2023

Pioneering Saudi female astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi has concluded a series of experiments aboard the…

Northumbria-led global polar team reveals shocking rise in ice sheet depletion

Added: 23 Apr 2023

The last decade saw seven of the worst cases of polar ice depletion, with 2019 ranked the most seri…

Southampton University’s featherweight plans knockout blow for space debris

Added: 15 Feb 2023

Southampton University researchers have successfully piloted the launch of a small scale plasma thr…

Rare mineral project offers means to tackle acid effect on ocean life

Added: 29 Jan 2023

Scientists at Heriot-Watt and Hamburg universities say they have developed a process to boost ocean…

Tech challenges hinder mountain water data gathering

Added: 7 Nov 2022

Global failure to make better use of the latest monitoring technologies for high altitude water dat…

Global project to measure carbon footprint of clinical trials

Added: 16 Oct 2022

A new international initiative is developing a methodology to assess the respective environmental i…

NASA hosts open house for Mars technology

Added: 9 Jun 2022

Space agency NASA is to host a media event to demonstrate its LOFTID technology when it is inflated…

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally

Added: 4 May 2022

A new study has revealed the most intense heatwaves ever across the world – and remarkably some of …

Digital twins to link Metaverse to real-world decarbonisation towards NetZero

Added: 1 Apr 2022

Digital Twins are forecast to form the essential building blocks of a Metaverse which connects the …

Technological research and development in agritech

Added: 4 Mar 2022

It is increasingly important for agricultural research to raise awareness of conditions leading to …

Monitoring DNA in air samples could revolutionise biomonitoring

Added: 10 Jan 2022

DNA from air could revolutionise the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists. Two resear…

Balloon-driven hybrid mobile communications network launched in Zanzibar

Added: 2 Dec 2021

A unique balloon-driven hybrid mobile network is being launched in Zanzibar. Expected to deliver fu…

Renewable energy's hybrid fuel blue hydrogen can help protect the climate

Added: 2 Dec 2021

Blue hydrogen - a renewable fuel hybrid technology - can play a positive role in the energy transit…

UK demonstrates its first 'green' high-powered rocket engine

Added: 22 Nov 2021

A UK nuclear fusion company based in Bletchley, has just developed and tested its first launch capa…

The plastics industry must go under the knife for a more sustainable future

Added: 22 Nov 2021

After 50 years of carefree consumption, urgent transformation is needed to negate large-scale green…

PhD student wins leading award from UK Research and Innovation

Added: 2 Nov 2021

University of Gloucestershire PhD student, Philippa Simmonds, has won a prestigious UK Research and…

Greening the lab: first net zero mass spectrometer launched

Added: 5 Oct 2021

As part of an initiative to permanently remove CO₂ emissions associated with the manufacture and su…