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Impact of European video games industry clusters investigated in €3.8m international project 

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24 February 2024

Abertay to be scientific lead in €3.8m study into European video games clusters

UK and Canada seek water purifying tech to sustain human life on the Moon 

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23 February 2024

The UK and Canada have launched a new competition to find innovative technologies that could purify water buried beneath the lunar surfac

Aimed at making human habitation on the Moon viable, the £1.2m Aqualunar Challenge is funded by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency and Impact Canada.

MOD tests high-power laser weapon on aerial targets 

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21 February 2024

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has successfully tested a high-power laser weapon on aerial targets for the first time.
Aimed at providing UK armed forces with an accurate weapon that reduces reliance on high-cost ammunition, the DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) was fired during trials at the MOD’s Hebrides Range off the northwest coast of Scotland.

DATA ANALYSIS REVEALS CONCERN FOR THE UK'S OVERHEATING HOMES 

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20 February 2024

A collaboration between the University of Glasgow’s Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), London residents and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) has shown that some UK homes routinely go over recommended temperatures, even on comparatively cool days.

Energy Minister visits National Decommissioning Centre to mark fifth anniversary 

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18 February 2024

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) has marked its fifth anniversary with a visit from Scotland's Minister for Energy and the Environment, Gillian Martin MSP.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TACKLING GLOBAL WATER SHORTAGES 

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15 February 2024

A company using artificial intelligence (AI) to save billions of litres of water has partnered with University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to further enhance its technology. FIDO Tech are helping communities affected by water shortages and restrictions around the world - working with utility companies to protect UK resources and protecting water supplies for communities in Australia, America, Thailand and beyond.

UK UNIVERSITIES TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT-GEN GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DETECTORS 

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10 February 2024

Researchers from UK universities are set to play a key role in developing the next generation of gravitational wave detectors, which could help astronomers probe the furthest reaches of the cosmos.

LOW-EMISSIONS AIR TRAVEL CAN UNLOCK NEW ECONOMIC GROWTH, FEASIBILITY STUDY FINDS 

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08 February 2024

  • New concept study finds Airlander 10’s addition to the transport ecosystem in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland could deliver new opportunities for green passenger and freight transportation and increase economic opportunities for the region by adding capacity quickly and cost-effectively.  
  • Airlander 10 can carry 100 passengers (or a payload of 10 tonnes), providing comfortable low-emissions travel

The IOR Endorses Global Cooling Pledge 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

06 February 2024

The Institute of Refrigeration is delighted to announce its official endorsement supporting the Global Cooling Pledge, a global initiative led by the COP28 United Arab Emirates Presidency in collaboration with the UNEP-led Cool Coalition and endorsed by 63 Governments including the UK today.

New women’s health and hormones monitoring gadget in development 

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05 February 2024

Heriot-Watt scientists are working on a portable device that will mean women can track and monitor their health and hormones on the go.

Austria’s ‘first large-scale carbon capture’ to turn emissions into construction materials 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

03 February 2024

Thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide that would otherwise contribute to the climate emergency will instead be captured and turned into construction materials.
The ‘circular’ process will be made possible by the ‘first industrial large-scale carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) plant in Austria’, announced today (18 January) by Australian clean-tech firm MCI Carbon.

MULTI-MILLION-POUND FUNDING BOOST FOR MEDICAL DEVICE INNOVATION IN SCOTLAND 

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31 January 2024

Researchers from the James Watt School of Engineering have welcomed news that a medical device consortium supported by the University of Glasgow has secured significant new funding.

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