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Food Waste Recycling Machine Sales to Reach 10,890 units in 2018 on the Back of Growing Investments in Sustainable Solutions

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste … Read the full press release

Empa and EPFL develop novel face mask for medical personnel with unobstructed view of the wearer’s facial expressions

Novel protective mask for medical personnel Dübendorf, Switzerland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones … 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

Science and Technology Facilities Council sponsors an inspirational trip to CERN for STEM Inspiration Award winners

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November … 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

The University of Cambridge is a partner in EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the €1 billion Quantum Flagship, an EU-funded initiative to develop quantum technologies across Europe.  CAMBRIDGE, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Quantum Flagship, which is being officially launched today in Vienna, is one of … Read the full press release

Kidney Stone Management Device Sales to Surpass 340,000 Units in 2018 with Lithotripsy Devices Leading the Rally, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently announced the launch of a new research study that delivers key market insights on kidney stone management management devices. The comprehensive report on kidney stone management devices market offers actionable … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich (TUM) launches new training program to address the shortage of small-town doctors

MUNICH, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Attracting young physicians to small towns and rural areas can be challenging. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has devised a new training program to address the shortage of small-town practitioners by encouraging medical students … Read the full press release

UCL researchers: High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices

High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers. LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Academics from UCL, Northumbria University and Newcastle University are … Read the full press release

Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2019

LONDON, 29-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a global search, we are delighted to announce that Fiona Ryland will be UCL’s Chief Operating Officer from 1 January 2019, following Rex Knight’s retirement in December. The new COO role has responsibility for key … 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

Leonardo earns NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training

Leonardo has received the NATO STO Achievement Award for its contributions to the development of a new promising approach to Modelling & Simulation and Training Following the new frontiers of Modelling & Simulation Leonardo has defined Open Cloud Environment Application … Read the full press release

Europe Home Diagnostics Market Driven by Burgeoning Glucose Monitoring Device Sales, Consumer Demand for Non-Invasive Kits Largely Unmet – Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European home diagnostics industry is realigning to foster integration with the broader customer-centric healthcare services. Growing consumer preference for home-based diagnostics, combined with innovation in online platforms, is creating sustained opportunities in this … Read the full press release

Swiss Solar Awards: NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”

At the 28th Swiss Solar Awards Ceremony on 16 October 2018, the NEST unit “Solar Fitness & Wellness” received one of the three coveted “Norman Foster Solar Awards”. The solar-powered fitness and wellness facility in the Empa and Eawag 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

NWO and Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences to host the Smart Culture Working Conference in Utrecht on 16 November

THE HAGUE, 16-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 16 November, NWO and ARIAS (Amsterdam Research Institute of the Arts and Sciences) are jointly organising the Smart Culture Working Conference in Utrecht to explore the concept of Arts, Research & Science. ‘Smart Culture’ … 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

Indra Australia to design and manufacture a Level 2 deployable forensic laboratory capability for the Australian Army

It will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis and documentation of evidence from any Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Over 90% of the contract will be executed by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors Indra operates from offices in Sydney and Newcastle focussed … Read the full press release

Wellcome offers funding for new digital interventions to improve human health

LONDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Spotting brain injuries from babies’ brainwaves, and predicting the best way to tailor stroke care to individual patients are two examples of how digital technology is transforming health. The projects are funded through our Innovator Awards. In … 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

NERC announces continued support for the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme

SWINDON, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC is investing over £100 million over the next five years as part of its continued support of environmental science PhD training, in the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships 2 (DTP2) programme. The PhD … Read the full press release

University of Kent Professor Sally Fincher wins Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing

Professor Sally Fincher was chosen as one of the winners of the biennial Suffrage Science Awards for Mathematics and Computing. KENT, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The awards took place on Monday 8 October 2018, with 11 scientists from across the UK honoured … Read the full press release

Exeter paper wins Cancer Research Paper of the Year award

EXETER, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An Exeter paper has won Research Paper of the Year under the cancer category in the Royal College for General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Awards. The paper, published in 2017, found that having a high blood platelet … 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