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TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

Online Computer Games Helped Scientists To Understand Animal Camouflage

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision. Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to know why many animals are dichromats (having two types of … Read the full press release

UK Scientists To Gather Data on Geoenergy Technologies

New £31 million research facilities will see UK scientists gather critical data on the use of geoenergy technologies to help meet energy needs. SWINDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Meeting future energy demand for the UK will require new technologies. These may … Read the full press release

Pioneering Digital Learning Initiative Brings GP Surgery to the Classroom

ABERDEEN, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A pioneering digital learning initiative that aims to encourage new medical students to consider a career in general practice has brought the GP surgery into the classroom. A shortage of GPs is predicted in Scotland within … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to Honor Notable persons in science and technology

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A space plane designer, someone who manipulated individual atoms to form what became an iconic image, and a leading policy maker on global climate change are among those to receive honorary degrees from the University of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Partners With Also Festival To Bring Festival for the Mind in Warwickshire

COVENTRY, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick has partnered with Also Festival to help bring to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences lake-side, in a leafy Warwickshire setting. … Read the full press release

Physicists Observe Quantum Effects That Limits Photons Emitted

Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons. MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

Nottingham Doctoral Student’s Thesis on Electric Aircraft Wins Best Clean Sky Award

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics. Dr Gao’s thesis is … Read the full press release

Working With a Robotic Arm is now safer with “skin” made from sensors

Delft, Netherlands, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Partners from the Factory in a Day project have developed a prototype of a robotic arm that is completely covered with sensors. The idea is that this will make it virtually impossible for the arm … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: New cross-location research factory for microelectronics and nanoelectronics launched in Germany

MUNICH, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz Association, come up with a concept for … Read the full press release

UK Government invests in BBSRC to deliver an even more productive bioeconomy

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319M investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, … Read the full press release

Five new informal science learning projects will receive funding by Wellcome, NSF and ESRC

LONDON, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we’re supporting five new informal science learning projects. The projects will help to increase understanding of how informal science learning activities affect children … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute: Breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for bovine respiratory syncytial virus (bRSV)

SURREY, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have made a breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for bovine respiratory syncytial virus (bRSV), which could also be effective against the human form of the disease that can be dangerous for infants … Read the full press release

Work underway for brand-new Esplanade des Particules, Europe’s leading laboratory for particle physics

Joint press release by: the Department of the Environment, Transport and Agriculture, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the Commune de Meyrin GENEVA, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Etat de Genève and CERN are today announcing the imminent start of … Read the full press release

Wave Hub Ltd welcomes funding for major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone

CORNWALL, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wave Hub Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of the award of £324,000 to enable a major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone. The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen students exhibit projects at the Posters In Parliament event

Two University of Aberdeen students have presented their research at the British Parliament in London. ABERDEEN, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourth year students (Medicine) exhibited their final year projects at the Posters In Parliament event run in conjunction with the British … Read the full press release

Ground-breaking research could have significant implications for quantum physics

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered a new mechanism involved in the creation of paired light particles, which could have significant impact on the study of quantum physics. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have shown that … Read the full press release

Milestone for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease

Clinicians at the University Hospital Erlangen show how a new laser-based imaging technique termed MSOT can detect inflammation more accurately than current non-invasive diagnostic procedures and thereby help reduce the burden to patients MUNICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ulcerative colitis … Read the full press release

University of Bristol quantum physicist awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A professor of physics from the University of Bristol’s new Quantum Information Institute has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize for a paper published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham hosts ChemEngDayUK 2017

BIRMINGHAM, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemical engineering experts from across the UK and beyond headed to the University of Birmingham today to discuss research innovations that could help to shape a better world. The University is hosting ChemEngDayUK 2017 – a … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded grant from Innovate UK to create an Antibacterial Drug Discovery Accelerator

Dundee, Scotland, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over … Read the full press release

Umeå University to gather hundreds of world-leading researchers for the largest research conference on the future of the Arctic

Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? Is this a new … Read the full press release

KTH Royal Institute of Technology developed bacteria-trapping material from wood as water purification filter

STOCKHOLM, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing. A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is now … Read the full press release