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Robotics to ease NHS staff workload explored at joint event 

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22 September 2023

The National Robotarium partnered with NHS Grampian Innovation Hub to co-host 'Beyond Surgery: Robotic Assistance in the Workplace' a unique event held at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on 23 August.

Along with potential industry partners, the two organisations brought together funders, investors, scientists and representatives from NHS domestic services, catering, nursing and pharmacy services at the north-east health board to explore how robotic technology and intelligent autonomous systems could be used to better carry out activities in NHS Scotland.

UK spaceflight company Orbex expands facilities 

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21 September 2023

Orbex, the UK-based spaceflight company, is adding 1500 square metres of factory and office space as it prepares for the UK mainland's first vertical rocket launch.

Heriot-Watt to co-host UK research hub to decarbonise transport networks 

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20 September 2023

Heriot-Watt University is part of a new national research hub that will help to upgrade and decarbonise the UK’s complex and interconnected national, regional and local transport infrastructures and to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Fireproof fungus offers sustainable cladding alternative 

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16 September 2023

Flat sheets of a fungal material could provide a safe and sustainable new way to fireproof buildings, according to researchers.

Train named after WES past president 

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15 September 2023

On International Women in Engineering Day 2023, Southeastern, the railway company serving Kent Sussex and Southeast London honoured engineering trailblazer, Kent-born Verena Holmes, the first woman to become an elected member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and past president of the Women’s Engineering Society.

The Green Curriculum: Moving on apace 

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14 September 2023

The IMO’s Revised Strategy to cut GHG emissions makes training in new fuels a matter of urgency

Captain Jeffrey Parfitt FNI Head of Safety and Environment, The Nautical Institute

Near infra-red 3D-printing technique could revolutionise the industry 

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12 September 2023

Scientists in Edinburgh have developed a new 3D-printing technique that could have a huge impact on manufacturing.

UK rejoins EU science research scheme Horizon 

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08 September 2023

The UK is to rejoin the EU's flagship scientific research scheme, Horizon, the government has announced.

UK-based scientists and institutions will be able to apply for money from the £81bn (€95bn) fund from today.

Transport Select Committee publishes report on Maritime 2050 

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08 September 2023

The Transport Select Committee has today published a report on the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy, little over a year after it opened an inquiry to scrutinise the progress made by the Government in delivering its recommendations


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05 September 2023

Four projects linked to the University of Glasgow which are aiming to help Scotland reach net-zero through renewable hydrogen have won more than £1.3m in new funding from the Scottish Government. The four funded projects bring researchers from the University’s James Watt School of Engineering and School of Chemistry together with partners in the public and private sectors to develop new approaches to hydrogen production, storage and distribution.

UK’s largest electricity transmission project agreed 

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03 September 2023

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) have agreed terms of a joint venture to develop a new subsea electricity superhighway project along the east coast of the UK. Elsewhere in the country, a huge solar project has been granted approval, a new partnership has been formed to produce battery grade lithium, and funding has been agreed for Scotland’s Moray West offshore wind farm.

Fusion industry attracted $1.4bn of investment in 2022 

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02 September 2023

The nuclear fusion industry attracted $1.4bn of funding in 2022, taking the total investment in the potentially transformative energy technology to $6.21bn, according to a report from the Fusion Industry Association.

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