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UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineer and leading UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick on Tuesday 18th July 2017. During the ceremony he revealed that the honorary degree from Warwick … Read the full press release

Malaysian Sze-Yin Tan becomes first student awarded PhD from the Monash Warwick Alliance

First student from the Monash Warwick Alliance to receive degree in person graduated at the University of Warwick this week Sze-Yin Tan – originally from Malaysia – awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, jointly by Warwick and Monash Sze … Read the full press release

Welsh Water successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally disposed rubbish at the car park of one of its reservoirs in Wales

Mid Glamorgan, UK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of rubbish … Read the full press release

Largest planetarium in India now equipped with ZEISS STARMASTER VELVET hybrid planetarium technology

Largest planetarium in India continues its educational work using ZEISS technology JENA, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an extensive restoration, the Birla Planetarium in Calcutta reopened on 18 July 2017. Originally built 55 years ago, the planetarium has a 23 m … Read the full press release

Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Howard Wilson selected as UK Fusion Programme Director

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Howard Wilson, a world leader … Read the full press release

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

RaboResearch’s latest Global Pork Quarterly: China’s pork imports slow down, other traditional importing countries report significant growth

UTRECHT, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global pork trade is facing new dynamics, driven by price developments, new trade deals, and more challenging business environments, according to RaboResearch’s latest Global Pork Quarterly. “While China’s pork imports have begun to slow down, … Read the full press release

Garmin: synthetic vision (SVX) and pilot-configurable checklists within the Garmin Pilot app

Adds split-screen synthetic vision to both platforms; launches new features and connectivity options Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Garmin is pleased to announce several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and … Read the full press release

The new MAN Lion’s City bus to launch in spring 2018: clear focus on efficiency, comfort and ergonomics

MUNICH, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the new generation of the MAN Lion’s City, a completely new type of urban bus is being introduced into the inner city. A plethora of technical innovations, both inside and out, have been combined … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … Read the full press release

Import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade® corn trait

Import approval granted for food and feed use Agrisure Duracade offers proven control of corn rootworm Enables access to the latest Syngenta hybrids and genetics in the USA BASEL, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta announced today that it has received notification … Read the full press release

Alstom: Full-size mock-up of the train for Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 project unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer

Saint-Ouen, France, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the … Read the full press release

Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40% is already underway, … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Debenhams designer John Rocha to receive honorary degree from the University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — When he was 17 and about to leave Hong Kong for the UK, John Rocha was told by a fortune teller that his life would be hard but it would all change when he reached 40. … Read the full press release

Study: new lab equipment could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers have come up with an inexpensive way to self-manufacture lab equipment, which could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained. In a study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Dr … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Professor Anil Seth on the possibility of conscious AI

BRIGHTON, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Our conscious experiences of the world have more to do with being alive than being intelligent, argues a leading expert in a “mind-scrambling” TED talk made available to the public today (Tuesday 18 July 2017). Taking the stage … Read the full press release

Admiral donates to mental health charity Growing Space

CARDIFF, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health charity Growing Space is helping more clients to grow and heal thanks to two generous donations from local employer Admiral. Admiral has donated £850 to Growing Space, a charity based in Tredegar park and … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg: strong evidence that the Higgs particle decays into quarks

Research group at the University of Freiburg contribute significant new findings to the ATLAS experiment FREIBURG, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong … Read the full press release

DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co. to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield

Heerlen, Netherlands, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd have established an exclusive strategic partnership to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield. The collaboration enables DSM to offer the largest portfolio of UV filters in the … Read the full press release

ABLV Bank: Pillar actively working on the development of the business and leisure area New Hanza

RIGA, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first six months of 2017, Pillar was actively working on the development of the business and leisure area New Hanza, as well as continued selling out its real estate portfolio. With the intensive non-stop … Read the full press release

Niko Korte of SSAB Digital Business Development on the importance of digitalization

Digitalization is a buzzword that is hard to avoid these days. People talk about it as revolutionizing everyday life and business. But what does digitalization mean in practice in the steel industry? STOCKHOLM, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Niko Korte, who took … Read the full press release

Cepsa becomes world’s only producer of Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) to obtain Environmental Product Declaration

Cepsa awarded Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its LAB and LABSA production The company is a world leader in the production of Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB), a crucial raw material in the production of biodegradable detergents MADRID, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cepsa … Read the full press release

University of Bristol to award honorary degrees on ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building

The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Keith Warner and Julia Unwin CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [19 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

86-year-old Peggy Styles becomes University of Bristol’s oldest student to graduate with a doctorate

An ‘inspirational’ 86-year-old has become the oldest student to graduate from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Peggy Styles, from Failand, completed an EdD – the educational equivalent of a PhD – earlier this year and graduates today … Read the full press release

The 300,000th G-Class rolls off the production line at Magna Steyr in Graz

G-Class has been built on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, since 1979. Dr Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz: “The G-Class is the ultimate off-roader and is an icon among off-road vehicles.” … Read the full press release