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UK Digital Minister Hancock: UK Gov committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New … Read the full press release

Kaspersky Lab: malicious hackers are increasingly using steganography

MOSCOW, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — While analyzing multiple cyberespionage and cybercriminal campaigns, Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a new, worrying trend: malicious hackers are increasingly using steganography – a digital version of an ancient technique of hiding messages inside images – … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): £4.5 million allocated to London boroughs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority (GLA) today announced that almost £4.5 million has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London’s streets. A total of … Read the full press release

EY dedicates 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in response to the impact of existing and emerging technology

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the creation of Tax Technology and Transformation, a dedicated group of more than 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in member firms across the globe that help organizations to redefine their tax functions … 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

New Holland Agriculture rolls out new mobile app to maximise the efficiency and performance of its combine harvesters

Harvesting excellence every time with ideal settings provided by the app and personalised by the operator Issue resolution with the optimisation tool. TURIN, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New Holland Agriculture has developed a new application for mobile devices to maximise the … Read the full press release

Classification society’s first offshore drone survey done by DNV GL on Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations … Read the full press release

Schroders ranked second amongst world’s top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence by Living Group

LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders has been ranked second amongst the top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence when communicating with clients. The 2017 report by Living Group analysed the digital communications of the world’s leading asset managers, with … Read the full press release

KfW Group and L-Bank sign EUR 200 million global loan agreement based on KfW’s ERP digitalisation and innovation loan

EUR 200 million global loan agreement signed The “Innovation Finance 4.0” promotional programme offers low-interest loans Exemplary pooling of Federal Government and state development funds Frankfurt am Main, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 August 2017, KfW Group and L-Bank, the … Read the full press release

Six innovative mobility teams begin new Volkswagen start-up incubator programme

200 days: from innovative idea to market readiness Teams for parking space navigation, charging columns, vehicle data, car sharing and environmentally friendly local logistics Support from the state capital of Dresden New programme will start in Spring 2018 DRESDEN, 01-Aug-2017 … Read the full press release

Leonardo: the Italian Ministry of Defence’s OPTSAT-3000 satellite to launch 2 August

The launch is scheduled for Wednesday 2 August from Kourou The whole satellite system is supplied by Leonardo through Telespazio; the prime contractor leading an international group of companies OPTSAT-3000 will guarantee high-resolution images of any part of the globe, … 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

Motorola Solutions to acquire Plant Holdings, Inc. which holds the Airbus DS Communications business

Plant Holdings, Inc. holds the Airbus DS Communications business AMSTERDAM, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has executed a definitive agreement under which Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) will acquire Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus … Read the full press release

Luo Gang named CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & services TOULOUSE, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

BASF SE forms new company to work in the field of 3D printing

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH to start operations in September 2017 Ludwigshafen, Germany, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of September 1, 2017. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF … Read the full press release

RenewableUK: Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the world-leader in innovative battery storage technologies

LONDON, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK is responding to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s speech today, which launched the Government’s new £246 million Faraday Challenge. RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the … Read the full press release

SAP SE opens state-of-the-art office in Tempe, Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., U.S.A., 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), a global leader in enabling digital business, today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art office at a new tech park built on the 58-acre-large Grand at Papago Park Center in Tempe, … Read the full press release

University of Twente: cybersecurity awareness should be a structural element in education

CHILDEREN GETTING TRAINED IN RECOGNIZING ‘PHISHING’ ARE BETTER CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING REAL EMAILS EN WEBSITES FROM FAKE ONES. BUT AFTER A FEW WEEKS, THEY’RE BACK AT THE LEVEL BEFORE TRAINING. CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS SHOULD BE A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY … Read the full press release

LMU study: benefits and risks associated with monitoring tools on social media

MUNICH, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new LMU study assesses the benefits … 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