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Technology Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer’s disease: Recruitment for the RADAR trial across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland extended

BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: honorary degrees for Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE

  BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Sir David … Read the full press release

ABB rapidly staffs up its robotics division

ZURICH, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In March, the artificially intelligent AlphaGo computer system beat Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol in four games of Go, with just one loss. This was a historic match. It was the first time that the world … Read the full press release

ABB to upgrade the control and protection system for Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan HVDC transmission link

ABB AbilityTM MACHTM control system will boost energy exchange in upgrade of Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan link ZURICH, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. ABB will upgrade the control … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded £7 million grant for new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. The NIHR Global Health Research … Read the full press release

Philips Community Life Centers in Africa: Improving access to primary healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Improving access to primary healthcare is a key challenge across Africa. Philips Community Life Centers provide vital primary care but also go beyond that, turning health facilities into community hubs where technology is bundled with additional … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham experts to study how the placenta ensures the right amount of oxygen and nutrients reach the baby in the womb

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The placenta is vital in the transfer of the right amount of nutrition and oxygen from the mother to the baby. Any disturbance to the flow of blood could affect the delivery of vital nutrients … Read the full press release

Merck invests EUR 90 million in four sites in Germany, Switzerland and France

Relocations to drive focus on sites in Darmstadt, Schnelldorf (Germany), Buchs (Switzerland) and Molsheim (France) Sequential implementation until the end of 2022 € 90 million investment. Net impact of approximately minus 200 positions over 5 years DARMSTADT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) funds University of Nottingham’s new Research and Innovation Centre for Power Electronics and Machines

NOTTINGHAM, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham has been awarded £9.4 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England through the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), which provides funding for capital projects that can attract significant … Read the full press release

The ESTACA team won this year’s Dassault UAV Challenge

The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to a close with the final on April 22 and 23, on the Supelec campus in Gif-Sur-Yvette. PARIS, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA: Autonomous car crossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode for the first time

PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At 10:30 am on Wednesday, on the VINCI Autoroutes motorway network, an autonomous carcrossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode, for the first time. A Citroën C4 Picasso from Groupe PSA’s autonomous vehicles fleet crossed through … Read the full press release

Pearson 2016 Sustainability Report: continued vision for driving alignment between business and sustainability strategies

2016 report shows progress in first year of implementing Pearson’s 2020 Sustainability Plan to transform the company’s social, environmental, and economic impact LONDON, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which highlights the … Read the full press release

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation selected the research institutions for the 3rd round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative

The Humboldt Foundation grants funding which 41 universities can use to take in threatened researchers. Most of the new fellows come from Turkey and Syria BONN, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected the research institutions for … Read the full press release

Data Security Confidence Index: companies under invest in technology that adequately protects their business

94% of IT professionals feel perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their networks However, 65% are not extremely confident their data would be secure if perimeter defences were breached and 68% say unauthorized users can access … Read the full press release

Zurich and Capgemini joint Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award

PARIS/ZURICH, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer, and Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award™ Europe in the “Collaboration” category for their joint Robotic Process … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr to provide 150,000 advanced electric meters to three Central American utilities

Contract runs through 2018 to supply residential and commercial electric meters ATLANTA, GA., 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced contracts with three Central American utilities to provide nearly … Read the full press release

MegaFon will acquire PJSC VimpelCom’s 50% interest in Euroset; VimpelCom takes half of Euroset’s retail stores

AMSTERDAM/MOSCOW, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd., a leading global provider of telecommunications and digital services serving more than 235 million customers, and Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon”), have agreed … Read the full press release