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BASF: engineering plastic Ultramid now in use as standard to manufacture the anode- and cathode-end plate in fuel cells

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 11-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF, as the biggest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, is very active on and engaged with things like automotive drive system, energy consumption, emissions, new and improved powertrain concepts for cars, electric drive concepts, … Read the full press release

Accenture Survey 2019: diversity and equal workplace culture – powerful drivers of an innovation mindset

NEW YORK, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has conducted an online and phone survey, as part of its “Getting to Equal 2019” research, interviewing more than 18,000 professionals in 27 countries, including 150 C-level executives during November and … Read the full press release

Patients can now lie longer due to smart sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue

BERN, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — An innovative project called ProTex will receive CHF 2 million funding grant from BRIDGE Discovery. ProTex relies on highly sensitive portable sensors that use light to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Those portable sensors will help prevent injuries to … Read the full press release

Coffee and energy drinks can make water molecules in your body fall asleep

THE HAGUE, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have just discovered that both the caffeine and the taurine can slow down the movement of water molecules by a factor 5 and 4 … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open for cooperation between … Read the full press release

Rosalind Franklin will be the name of UK built ExoMars rover

LONDON, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore and British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake revealed the name of the UK made ExoMars rover on an event in the ‘Mars Yard’ at Airbus Defence and Space UK in Stevenage. … Read the full press release

The new Swiss m4m Center in Solothurn to bring additive manufacturing for medical technology to Swiss industry

SOLOTHURN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new technology transfer center in the Bettlach, canton of Solothurn, Switzerland, aimed at transferring new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry accelerating research at the same time has been established and is scheduled … Read the full press release

Facebook to support the new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros

MUNICH, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics … Read the full press release

New research: Light pollution significantly alters moth activity disrupting their role as pollinators

YORK, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research. Lead author of the study, Dr Callum Macgregor, from the Department … Read the full press release

Dementia research: Defects in the geneTREM2 linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Defects in the geneTREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical of … Read the full press release

Bayer: Strong harvest results for farmers using Climate Corporation’s new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn

MONHEIM, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader in bringing digital innovation to farmers, today announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and placement technology … Read the full press release

London Economics Report: University of York monetary and social value for the UK economy is £1.8 billion

YORK, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The report demonstrates the monetary and social value of the University of York locally, nationally and internationally. It addresses the economic impact of teaching and learning; research and knowledge exchange; international students; and University and student … Read the full press release

Study: social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape

BRISTOL, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new analysis of the 2011 census has revealed that social differences among city populations significantly influence how neighbourhoods take shape. Researchers hope that their insights could help councils to make better planning decisions. As reported … Read the full press release

Researchers used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner

BRIGHTON, 08-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner. The … Read the full press release

Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper won the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award

DUBLIN, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor of Chemistry at Trinity, Sylvia Draper, has won the prestigious Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI) David Brown Award. She received the award at the Inorganic Ireland Symposium in Queen’s University Belfast where she gave … Read the full press release

Record high number of ETH Zurich spin-offs in 2018

ZURICH, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH Zurich can look back on an exceptionally good year for spin-offs: 27 companies were founded in 2018, more than any year previously. Financing rounds totalling over CHF 170 million and the listing of Sensirion … Read the full press release

Discovery of microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength may point to new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of social deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers uncover how a microRNA cluster regulates synapse development and sociability HEIDELBERG, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. Researchers … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

The best chemical start-up of 2018 Sponsh develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air

EINDHOVEN, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sponsh, an Eindhoven University of Technology spin-off that develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air, has been voted the best chemical start-up of 2018. It is the third consecutive year that a TU/e … Read the full press release

Atos holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons

PARIS, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons. The members of the Scientific Council made of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians reviewed the two research and … Read the full press release

Two Trinity graduates among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars

DUBLIN, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Two Trinity graduates—Conor McGlynn and Conor O’Meara—are among the 147 individuals that comprise the 2020 cohort of the Schwarzman Scholars, which is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowship programmes, located at Schwarzman College at … Read the full press release

Amsterdam UMC en Antoni van Leeuwenhoek sluiten zich aan bij HollandPTC voor protonentherapie

DELFT, 04-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vandaag zetten Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en HollandPTC de eerste handtekeningen onder de samenwerking. De Amsterdamse instituten sluiten zich bij HollandPTC aan zodat hun patiënten sneller toegang krijgen tot protonentherapie. Ook de behandelaar van de patiënt … Read the full press release

Award ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of NATO’s Science for Peace Programme

BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday 29 November 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30, NATO will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Science for Peace Programme (SPS) with an award ceremony. On that occasion, the Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable … Read the full press release

CaixaBank and Microsoft foster diversity in the technology and science sector by recognising the best female students from Spanish universities

Prizes are awarded to promote diversity in the technology sector The WONNOW Awards enable both companies to foster the diversity and presence of women in the field of technology and science from the outset of their career. Gonzalo Gortázar, the … Read the full press release

VSNU, NWO, NFU and ZonMw to spearhead new approach in recognising and rewarding academics

THE HAGUE, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Within the academic community the search is on for a new approach to recognising and rewarding academics. The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), NFU (Netherlands Federation … Read the full press release

First Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancer Patients treated with Rhenium-SCT® in South Africa

University of Pretoria Prof. Mike Sathekge is First in South Africa to Treat Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancer Patients with Rhenium-SCT® Garching n. Munich, Germany, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow researcher Dr Katie Robb wins 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize

GLASGOW, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Katie Robb, a researcher focused on improving the earlier diagnosis of cancer and reducing inequalities for cancer patients, has won the prestigious 2018 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize. The prize, an honour that recognises excellence in … Read the full press release

CHINA: ABB inaugurates its largest and one of its most advanced manufacturing sites, The Xiamen Hub

US$300 million investment in the hub which is ABB’s largest innovation and manufacturing site at 425,000m2 Employs 3,500 people, covering the full range of business activities Strong symbol of ABB’s ongoing commitment to China, where it has invested more than … Read the full press release

Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gastroenterology

DUBLIN 2, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Emeritus Colm O’Moráin has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) for his contributions to gastroenterology. Each year UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to … Read the full press release

Skanska commissioned by Skandrenting to build the ESS Campus in Lund, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has been commissioned by Skandrenting, through wholly owned subsidiary SKR Spallation AB, to build the ESS Campus, which consists of offices, laboratories and workshops in Lund, Sweden. The agreement is worth approximately SEK 475 M, … Read the full press release