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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

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

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

AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma

GENEVA, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports the first ever successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma. The acceleration obtained over a given … 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

Royal Philips to acquire US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc, a US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies. Xhale Assurance’s unique, disposable pulse oximetry … Read the full press release

Royal Philips: the European Society of Cardiology to incorporate instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) into its updated revascularization guidelines

iFR-guided strategy now deemed beneficial in the assessment of the functional significance of intermediate coronary stenosis  Technique using iFR-guided strategy is non-inferior to FFR for guiding decisions for intervening on immediate lesions with stable angina or NSTE ACS MUNICH, 31-Aug-2018 … 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

ESC Congress 2018: people who have lots of deep forehead wrinkles may have a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease

MUNICH, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Are wrinkles just an inevitable consequence of ageing, or could they signal something more sinister? According to research presented in Munich today at the ESC Congress 2018, the annual conference of the European Society of … 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

ALPHA experiment: researchers observed the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen, for the first time

GENEVA, 23-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports that it has literally taken antimatter to a new level. The researchers have observed the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the … 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

Telescope Manager consortium concluded its work on the architectural design of a fundamental part of the software for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope

SWINDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first design project for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – has been completed. After four and a half years, the international Telescope Manager … 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

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

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 Research & Innovation: Sentinel-5 successfully completed thermal testing in the space test facility in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A model of future European space mission Sentinel-5 has successfully completed thermal testing in our world-class space test facility in Oxfordshire. This is an essential step that will allow the Earth Observation project to progress … 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

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 ranked 2nd out of the 24 leading UK research-led institutions in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

EXETER, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018. The University has been ranked 2nd out … 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