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Cambridge’s ninth fund underlines place as UK uni spin-outs investment leader

Added: 26 Jun 2022

Cambridge University has cemented its standing as the UK leader for university spin-outs with the f…

It pays to be pretty if you’re a threatened fish

Added: 9 Jun 2022

Humans don’t only judge each other unfairly on looks, they do the same when it comes to fish specie…

REF results hammer home the importance of UK university-business collaboration

Added: 1 Jun 2022

The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) identify ‘world-leading’ and ‘interna…

Our lifestyles are key contributors to river pollution – social prescribing can help

Added: 25 May 2022

A new study demonstrates the significant environmental impact of harmful chemical and biological ag…

Meet the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Added: 23 May 2022

Scientists have captured humanity’s first look at the supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A…

Saving the vaquita porpoise from extinction

Added: 5 May 2022

Only ten vaquita porpoises survive, but the species may not be doomed, scientists say. If they can …

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 …

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing

Added: 4 May 2022

Scientists announce comprehensive regional diagnostic of microbial ocean life using DNA testing. La…

Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

Added: 14 Apr 2022

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Si…

DOE support for scientists impacted by the war in Ukraine

Added: 6 Apr 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine presents incredible, heartbreaking challenges to both the country and it…

New 'levelling up' roadmap: review sets out three ways business can reduce health inequalities

Added: 5 Apr 2022

A major review of health inequities published on 4 April 2022, lays a roadmap for the role of indus…

UK Space Agency SPRINT funding to support business collaborations with devolved nations universities

Added: 5 Apr 2022

The national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support program…

Scientists develop environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings

Added: 1 Apr 2022

As the urgency to eradicate environmental pollution increases, many biomaterials are being develope…

Scientists design remote monitoring system for inaccessible quantum devices

Added: 1 Apr 2022

Researchers have developed an innovative remote monitoring system for ultra-sensitive quantum devic…

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 …

Hybrid atom response at CERN may lead to new forms of antimatter

Added: 25 Mar 2022

A hybrid matter­­–antimatter helium atom containing an antiproton, the proton’s antimatter equivale…

UN debate on how to make science and technology more sustainable and inclusive

Added: 24 Mar 2022

A debate to discuss how science and technology can boost Covid-19 recovery is to be held in the UN.…

Bacteria upcycle carbon waste into valuable chemicals

Added: 7 Mar 2022

Researchers engineered a strain of bacteria to break down carbon dioxide (CO2), converting it into …

Technological research and development in agritech

Added: 4 Mar 2022

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

Rising costs and material shortages pile pressure on UK’s over-stretched laboratories

Added: 2 Mar 2022

A stark warning has been issued about the challenges facing under-pressure laboratories in the UK a…