Tag Archives: RESEARCH

Safran bolsters its investments in ceramic matrix composites with the opening of Safran Ceramics research center

Safran Ceramics, a research center for ceramic matrix composites (CMC) located in the heart of Bordeaux Aeroparc, was inaugurated today in a ceremony attended by Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of southwest France, and Stéphane Cueille, Senior … Read the full press release

Earlham Institute joins the DNA sequencing project, Darwin Tree of Life Project (DTOL)

SWINDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Earlham Institute (EI) will be part of the epic DNA sequencing project which aims to decipher the genetic code of 66,000 species in the UK, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, as part of a … Read the full press release

Empa researcher Maria Muñoz wins Swiss Aerosol Award

This year’s Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection). Her results are alarming: GDI vehicles emit up to 17 times more carcinogenic substances than modern diesel vehicles. … Read the full press release

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Prof. Davide Iannuzzi won the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2018

THE HAGUE, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The tenth NWO Physics Valorisation Prize will go to Prof. Davide Iannuzzi, professor of Experimental Physics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He has won the prize “on account of the valorisation of this own research … Read the full press release

STFC funds breast cancer detection research

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners. The consortium, led by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and the University … Read the full press release

Heidelberg University scientists are key participants in two research teams that received 16.9 million euros funding from the European Research Council

Highly-endowed grants for forward-looking projects requiring team approach Heidelberg, Germany, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists of Heidelberg University are key participants in two research teams, each of which has obtained an ERC Synergy Grant, a highly-endowed grant from the European Research … Read the full press release

NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NWO will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international … Read the full press release

European Space Agency to host second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’ from 29–31 October, Bilbao, Spain

PARIS, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Media are invited to the second edition of ‘Space for Inspiration’, an international conference organised by the European Space Agency for everyone curious about space exploration and why it matters. The event takes place in Bilbao, Spain, … Read the full press release

STFC’s Central Laser Facility and York University used the ULTRA laser to develop a new technique to study chemical catalysts

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC’s world-leading Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been instrumental in new research which might see efficiency savings being made in an industry worth billions to the UK. Researchers from CLF and York University have used the ULTRA … Read the full press release

Research at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Research carried out at the UK’s neutron and muon beam research facility could help to make the process of making plastic more environmentally friendly. The environmental issues surrounding plastic are well-documented, with recent headlines highlighting the … Read the full press release

World Space Week: Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Children from six local primary schools visited STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire on Friday as part of World Space Week. The open event, which also coincided with Space Explorers Day, saw 150 youngsters from years … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council provides £14 million investment for the UK’s Catalysis Hub

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have welcomed the new £14million investment into the UK’s Catalysis Hub that will support a nationwide research programme. Funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which … Read the full press release

Wellcome plans for a Berlin office to focus on tackling global health challenges

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is planning to open a small office in Berlin so that we can work more closely with our international partners, tackling global health challenges such as epidemic preparedness and drug-resistant infections. The German capital … Read the full press release

DFKI strengthens No. 1 position in the application-oriented use of Deep Learning procedures with the first NVIDIA DGX-2 Supercomputer in Europe

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is the first institution in Europe to receive an NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer, which is considered to be the world’s most powerful computing machine for modern AI processes. Jensen Huang, founder and CEO … Read the full press release

ZAL invests on €2.6M Laser Shock Peening facility at ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg

The ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research is strengthening its position as one of the leading aviation industry innovation centers worldwide. Today, Wednesday, in the presence of Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, the infrastructure for Laser Shock Peening (LSP) … Read the full press release

University of Exeter awarded with international research grant to further understand the genetics of autism

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A three year international research grant of $975,000 USD (almost £750,000) has been awarded to the University of Exeter for research by Professor Jonathan Mill into the genetics of autism. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative … Read the full press release

UK Research & Innovation experts part of new search tool launched by Google

Experts from UK Research & Innovation have contributed to a new search tool launched today by Google that aims to help scientists, policymakers and other user groups more easily find the data required for their work and their stories, or … 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

Co-op Insurance research reveals that young drivers often worry about dealing with mechanics

Two fifths of young drivers worry about the cost of repairs A fifth find it hard to talk to mechanics Co-op urging young drivers to not let nerves risk safety MANCHESTER, 23-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op Insurance is encouraging young drivers to let … 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 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 Research & Innovation: STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2)

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (3 August 2018), STFC’s  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2). That’s ten years of research in everything from cleft palate and … Read the full press release

New five-year marine research programme aims to provide data, models and technology to help understand the impacts on the Atlantic Ocean environment

A new £22 million research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed. SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Commissioned by NERC, the new five-year marine research programme, … Read the full press release

UK and India scientists and businesses to tackle the reduction and repurposing of industrial waste, and improve and increase pulse and oilseed crop productivity

SWINDON, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and businesses from the UK and India are joining forces to combat global challenges through two new collaborative research and development programmes. The two programmes, worth over £15 million, aim to tackle the reduction and … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Dr Bertram Daum, Dr David Phillips and Dr Muireann Maguire have receive grants from the European Research Council (ERC)

EXETER, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Three rising research stars at the University of Exeter have received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced. Dr Bertram Daum, Dr David Phillips and Dr Muireann Maguire have … Read the full press release

University of Bristol developed new VR cloud-based tools to accelerate nanotech research and drug discovery

Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry. BRISTOL, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint team of computer science and … Read the full press release

University of Dundee honoured with Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards

DUNDEE, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving UK crops

New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation COVENTRY, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of … Read the full press release

UZH Space Hub holds its first research flight campaign at the military airfield in Dübendorf

Research goes airborne: The UZH Space Hub is holding its first research flight campaign from 11 to 13 June. An airbus performing parabolic flights will take off from the military airfield in Dübendorf. In addition, a blimp will be used … Read the full press release