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University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology

Melbourne, Australia, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel has been appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology, where he will support the Managing Director in developing the company’s growth and capabilities in the Australian market. A … Read the full press release

NWO: new graphene-based device where electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency

The Hague, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen scientists led by Spinoza laureate and physics professor Bart van Wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a … Read the full press release

STFC-developed first fully functional X-ray light detector to be installed at the world’s largest X-ray laser

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world’s largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL. The Large Pixel Detector … Read the full press release

New £16million funding from STFC to support UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest investment in the UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community has been announced today. The UK’s frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

AMOLF developed technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels

AMSTERDAM, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the … Read the full press release

The Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site now under review by the public

SWINDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have issued an open invitation to come to the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock on 5 September 2017, when plans will be unveiled for an exciting new research development proposed for … Read the full press release

Researchers described a new species of brittle star called Teleosaster creasyi

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.  CAMBRIDGE, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to … Read the full press release

Scientists uncover how goldfish produces alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters

LIVERPOOL, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Oslo have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. Humans and most other vertebrate animals … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

Bristol BioDesign Institute to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages

A multidisciplinary team from the Bristol BioDesign Institute has come together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages, leading to new research which has potential applications in nanotechnology and synthetic biology. BRISTOL, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The paper: Beyond … Read the full press release

Professor Tomás Ryan of Trinity College Dublin: lost memories seem to be retrievable

DUBLIN, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won’t seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS): Future of the Sea: Trends in Aquaculture report

ARGYLL, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy costs and public perception are the two main factors that will affect how the aquaculture industry develops over the next few decades, according to a report by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Research Services … Read the full press release

STFC: study suggests a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave – which could help us understand why there is so much matter in the universe, but very little antimatter. The results, released today … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

Researchers: Noise from motorboats disrupts fish co-operation

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Noise from motorboats changes the behaviour of cleaner fish and the species they help. Cleaner fish are species which eat parasites from other fish – known as “clients” – in a relationship which benefits both. Researchers … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes and No Magic to join their expertise in the Model-based systems engineering field

Providing an Integrated Solution for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), ranging from systems of systems, embedded systems modeling and execution to code generation Adopting and Expanding Industry Standards for “Internet of Experiences” Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, High-Tech, Life … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Dr Elena Giusti book examines the role Virgil’s poem Aeneid played in shaping the narrative of Emperor Augustus’ regime

A political leader who seeks to make his nation “great again” and a time when ‘post-truth’ rhetoric appears to support political ambitions. Not Trump’s America, but Rome 2,000 years ago. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The elusive, glorious past has … Read the full press release

Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme established at the University of Cambridge

Much of the world-changing research at the University of Cambridge is underpinned by postdocs – qualified researchers with fixed term contracts. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With more postdoctoral researchers than most other institutions, Cambridge sees postdocs as key to its … Read the full press release

LMU neurobiologists with a new theory for the origin of the grid cells

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from … Read the full press release

Experimental Quantum Physics: LMU physicists carried out measurements to test Bell’s inequality

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Physicists have entangled two rubidium atoms at a distance of 400 metres and performed fast and efficient measurements of their spin states. Their study contradicts certain assumptions of classical physics. Physicists led by Professor Harald Weinfurter and Dr. Wenjamin … Read the full press release

LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF), July 23-26: From Molecule to Organism

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The LMU-Harvard Forum brings PhD students, post-docs and LMU faculty in the Biosciences together with their peers from one of the world’s most renowned universities to review and discuss their current work. This year’s LMU-Harvard … Read the full press release

TUM: WARR Hyperloop team unveiled their new capsule

MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Now it’s lighter, stronger, faster: The students on the WARR Hyperloop team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) unveiled their new capsule on Tuesday, July 18. The group will enter the new pod in the … Read the full press release

Technical University Munich (TUM) developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time

Self-disposing supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime MUNICH, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) have now successfully … Read the full press release

University of Warwick students the UK champions at the 2017 International Submarine Race (ISR) in Washington DC

Students who designed and built a submarine named UK champions at the International Submarine Race in USA Human powered submarine – Godiva 3 – scooped haul of awards and achieved third place internationally in its class for speed Warwick Submarine team made … Read the full press release

Physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Renowned physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler on moving atoms and the importance of fun. “Manipulating atoms was not a particular area which I had set out for myself. In someways it happened by accident.” “Having … Read the full press release