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Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert riding the VeloX 8 built by students from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam

Delft, Netherlands, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyclist Lieke de Cock won the world championship for cycling in the Nevada desert in the US with a speed of 120 km/h. She was riding the VeloX 8 from the Human Power Team, a … Read the full press release

Scania to contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Södertälje, Sweden, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania will contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) over the next ten years. The collaboration will focus on business models for the future transport ecosystem. “Scania is a … Read the full press release

Scientists demonstrated complete splitting of water with the help of an all-in-one catalytic system for the first time

MUNICH, 13-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for “artificial photosynthesis”. In the light … Read the full press release

First graduates of the Electrolux Food Foundation culinary training for orphanages in Moscow

STOCKHOLM, 13-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first graduates of the Electrolux Food Foundation culinary training on sustainable cooking for youth leaving orphanages in Moscow, are now ready to pursue a career in the professional culinary world. This initiative builds on the … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich researchers tested synthetic fuel into engines and have developed an optimized combustion process

MUNICH, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emissions-free combustion engine cars – synthetic fuels like oxymethylene ether are bringing the idea into the realm of the conceivable. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have tested how this kind of fuel behaves … Read the full press release

Warwick: Report recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government

Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) has played a key role in developing a suite of measurements which would help the Government meet its aspiration that all work should be ‘good work,’ in quality … Read the full press release

80% Satisfaction Rate in Europe for Customer Data Platform Early Adopters

AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE). The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant … Read the full press release

KfW SME Panel: number of trainees and apprentices across Germany grew in 2017 for the first time in six years

High demand for labour has led to first increase in traineeships and apprenticeships since 2011 Around 90% of trainees and apprentices undergo training in small and medium-sized enterprises Women choose other training occupations than men – and are paid less … Read the full press release

Aviva research into UK’s school lunchboxes reveals that many packed lunches may contain significant amounts of hidden sugar and unhealthy treats

58% of parents believe lunches prepared at home are healthier than school dinners, but are they? 6.6 million (75%) UK schoolchildren tuck into a packed lunch each day. Parents believe lunches prepared at home are the healthier option but biscuits, … Read the full press release

Researchers demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can prevent epileptic seizures

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures.  CAMBRIDGE, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

The new school year at the SEAT Apprentice School to kick off with a completely new course content

The Advanced Degree education cycle is being offered this year for the first time, including content in Industry 4.0 and technological evolution linked to digitalisation Owing to the prestige of the Apprentice School, the number of registration applications received was … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow physicists part of groundbreaking new measurement of the Higgs boson from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second time this summer, University of Glasgow physicists are celebrating a groundbreaking new measurement of the Higgs boson from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  This time, they have observed the … Read the full press release

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic put online by the University of Glasgow

Tasglann èisteachd Gàidhlig/Beurla Oilthigh Ghlaschu ri fhaotainn saor ’s an-asgaidh GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Their songs and stories speak of a different time. Living memories passed down from parent to child over generations. Now audio recordings of the traditions of … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin to launch a new, free, online course “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology”

DUBLIN, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity is launching a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Starting on the 3rd of September 2018, this new free online course … Read the full press release

INSEAD signs two-year partnership with The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI)

Fontainebleau, France, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announces the appointment of Don Tapscott, a leading authority on the digital age, as Adjunct Professor of Technology and Operations Management with effect from 1 September 2018. … Read the full press release

Wellcome and WHO to bring together leading scientists and researchers to invigorate nutrition science

LONDON, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome and the World Health Organization (WHO) are holding an expert meeting this autumn to bring together leading scientists and promising early-career researchers to invigorate nutrition science. ‘Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health’ will be held … Read the full press release

Range of stunning buildings and hidden curiosities during the Open Cambridge 2018, 14-15 September

Open Cambridge takes place 14-15 September and offers the public a chance to visit a range of stunning buildings and hidden curiosities. There are more than 80 events in this year’s programme, with over 20 events as part of Open Eddington. … Read the full press release

The 11th Cambridge Festival of Ideas will host over 200 events, exhibitions and performances from 15th to 28th October

The 11th Cambridge Festival of Ideas runs from 15th to 28th October with over 200 mainly free events, from debates, discussions and talks to exhibitions, theatre and world cinema. CAMBRIDGE, 23-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas … Read the full press release

Oxford University research: Men are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests

OXFORD, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study, … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Plastic discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Plastic has been discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach on Sunday (12 August). The plastic did not kill the 1.8-metre turtle, but scientists say it is further evidence … Read the full press release

Professor Roy Sambles of University of Exeter’s Physics and Astronomy department is one of three new Honorary Fellows announced by the IoP

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Roy Sambles has today (Tuesday, August 14) been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics – the highest honour the organisation can confer. Professor Sambles, from the University of Exeter’s Physics and Astronomy … Read the full press release

Scientists seek to discover whether Scotland’s seas are a mating ground for basking sharks

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists seeking to discover whether Scotland’s seas are a mating ground for basking sharks have filmed new footage showing the sharks being sociable, including a first look at groups forming on the seabed. These data have … Read the full press release

University of Exeter retains its place amongst the top 200 ranked global institutions in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter has cemented its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018, published on Wednesday August 15, has … Read the full press release

The Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult partner over data science and AI research

LONDON, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult are allies in the effort to make the UK the best place in the world for data science and AI research, collaboration and business. Today we announce a formal collaboration between … Read the full press release

UK researchers identified materials that could be used to make high-powered and fast-charging batteries

SWINDON, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — UK researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries that are both high-powered and fast-charging. The research could be the first step to developing a safe, super-fast charging battery. Most … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich scientists described a new class of designed macrocyclic peptides that are highly potent inhibitors of amyloid formation

MUNICH, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to … Read the full press release

University of Illinois Professor Deirdre McCloskey awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Warwick

“Thank God that I wasn’t finished when I got my PhD. I continued to read, and this, you might say, has brought me to the glory of an honorary degree at Warwick.” COVENTRY, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twice in her … Read the full press release

Covestro supports Tongji University Shanghai / TU Darmstadt team and Indian Institute of Technology’s team Shunya in the Solar Decathlon China competition

Promotion of two student teams at the Solar Decathlon China competition Innovative material solutions for energy-efficient solar houses LEVERKUSEN, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ongoing urbanization brings with it many challenges, especially in megacities as they are currently developing in countries such … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich Professor Alessio Figalli awarded the Fields Medal for his outstanding contribution to mathematical research

Alessio Figalli, Professor of Mathematics at ETH Zurich, was awarded the Fields Medal today for his outstanding contribution to mathematical research. The medal is to mathematics what the Nobel Prize is to natural sciences. ZURICH, 03-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This is … Read the full press release