Archive of: 2021

Dundee Repertory Theatre proposed for listing 

Posted in Opinion

30 December 2021

Dundee Repertory Theatre could be next in line to be granted A-listed status, as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) proposes to designate the building.

Robotic boat completes first uncrewed survey of fish populations around offshore oil platforms 

Posted in Opinion

27 December 2021

A robotic boat has been used for the first time to survey fish populations around oil platforms in the North Sea.

The survey was part of a project, involving the University of Strathclyde, which looked at the effects of decommissioning oil and gas structures on marine ecosystems.

New Scottish consortium launched to unlock low-level wind power 

Posted in Opinion

23 December 2021

A new consortium has been formed to support the deployment of renewable technology that can produce carbon-neutral energy from previously unharnessed power. The Scottish wind energy consortium between Katrick Technologies, AGS Airports Limited (AGS) and the University of Strathclyde will enable a faster transition to clean power by exploiting low-level wind energy.

Glasgow University scientists to trial 6g mast 

21 December 2021

The University of Glasgow is building a world-leading facility to test 6G after securing a £2.6m equipment grant.

The facility will be the first of its kind in the world to test prototype devices’ ability to process the complex signals and waveforms underpinning 6G.

Watt supporters get steamed up over PM’s ‘factually wrong’ comments about 18th century Scottish Inventor 

Posted in Opinion & News

20 December 2021

He was the Scottish inventor hailed as “the father of the steam engine” – and now Boris Johnson’s decision to lay the blame for the climate crisis at his door has been condemned as hot air.

£1.2m project extends life of parts in quest to help manufacturers tap into net zero economy 

Posted in Opinion

19 December 2021

Additive manufacturing and machining engineers at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) which is operated by the University of Strathclyde, joined by six other companies, have created a low-cost remanufacturing solution that can extend the life of parts used within manufacturing by 120%, helping UK manufacturers to embrace the circular economy, boost sustainability, and save costs.

£2million pilot led by Scottish researchers to develop UK’s first wind turbine blade recycling project gets go-ahead 

Posted in Opinion & Environment and Sustainability

17 December 2021

A major project to develop wind turbine blade recycling in Britain for the first time has been given the go-ahead after winning a UK Government grant.

BT's new lab in Suffolk to work on mole-inspired robots 

Posted in Opinion

15 December 2021

Work on robots that can work underground and limit the need for roads to be dug up is to be carried out at a new research facility, BT said.

Race for commercial fusion picks up pace as private investment grows rapidly 

Posted in Opinion

13 December 2021

Although the largest slice of fusion R&D funding is concentrated on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France, private-sector investment is also growing rapidly.

Rolls-Royce 'smashes’ electric flight world record with top speed of 623km/h 

Posted in Opinion

11 December 2021

The Spirit of Innovation aeroplane hit a top speed of 623km/h (387.4mph) during flights on Tuesday (16 November), the UK company said. It has submitted data to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which controls and certifies world aeronautical and astronautical records.

Jab-free vaccinations? Microneedle patches could tackle challenges of vaccine roll-out 

Posted in Opinion

09 December 2021

The challenges of worldwide vaccine roll-out are many and varied, with vaccine ‘hoarding’ by rich nations facing considerable criticism. Administration itself is a significant barrier – typically, patients must visit clinics, hospitals or vaccination centres, where a trained professional removes the vaccine from cold storage and injects it into the arm. Could that process be simplified?

Hinkley Point C emissions to be lower than wind and solar, according to WSP-backed study 

Posted in Opinion

07 December 2021

Carbon emissions from Hinkley Point C nuclear power station are set to be lower than wind and solar power, according to a new analysis.

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