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Primary Engineer - ACADEMICS TAKE FLAT-PACK WIND ENERGY TO AFRICA 

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04 January 2023

A flat-pack wind turbine developed by Glasgow Caledonian University students is to bring low-cost power to the Kenyan economy and education thanks to UK Government funding.

The University project is to benefit from a slice of a £26m grant, which will support 64 projects in total, and is part of Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme in support of its continued efforts to create and demonstrate new technologies and business models to deliver a just and inclusive clean energy transition in Africa and Asia.

IES past lectures - recordings now available 

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24 December 2022

Recordings of past IES lectures are available visit 'Past IES Events' for further information

Government announce that businesses in Great Britain can continue to use the CE Mark for a further 2 years 

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23 December 2022

The government has announced that businesses in Great Britain can continue to use the CE Mark for a further 2 years.

Building on first principles, SLL publish a new Code for Lighting 

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21 December 2022

The SLL Code for Lighting establishes the fundamentals required by lighting designers and anyone responsible for the application of light and lighting within the built environment.

RESEARCHING THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE THROUGH NEUTRINOS 

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19 December 2022

Physicists have hypothesised that neutrinos—one of the most abundant fundamental particles in the universe—could be the origin of all matter observed in the universe today. However, despite their abundance, neutrinos are some of the most elusive particles to detect, and after decades of research, physicists still have many questions about their makeup, properties, and role in the universe’s origin.

Primary Engineer - HOWDEN BECOME NATIONAL PARTNERS WITH PRIMARY ENGINEER TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS ACROSS THE UK WITH SKILLS AND EDUCATION 

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17 December 2022

Howden has signed a national partnership with PRIMARY ENGINEER® to bring engineering into classrooms across Scotland. This new partnership is only one of two in the Scottish region, which will play an important role to link schools into industry partners.

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation who have an educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary and secondary classrooms and curricula. The programme aims to inspire children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.

New nanomaterial offers efficient hydrogen production – just add light 

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16 December 2022

A new nanomaterial catalyst needs only light to convert ammonia into hydrogen, its developers have said.

THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS TO EXPLORE AIRLANDER 10’S POTENTIAL TO UNLOCK A GREENER FUTURE FOR AIR TRAVEL AND TRANSFORM CONNECTIVITY 

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14 December 2022

New concept study announced as region ramps up efforts to build a more sustainable future for aviation and help Scotland’s more remote regions pave the way to net zero

‘Dramatic’ fall in launch costs could make space-based solar power viable, says IMechE chief executive 

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12 December 2022

An “absolutely dramatic” decrease in space launch costs is causing a fundamental shift in the industry, the chief executive of the IMechE has said – and it could enable some ground-breaking new technology.

THE RSE LAUNCH INQUIRY INTO BENEFITS OF SCOTTISH TREE PLANTING 

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10 December 2022

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has today, Monday 24 October, launched an inquiry into the benefits of public support through planting grants, tax allowances and carbon payments for tree planting in Scotland.

HES stonemasons win gold and silver in national skills competition 

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09 December 2022

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is celebrating success at this year’s SkillBuild construction 'skills Olympics' after two of the organisation's stonemasons faced competitors from across the UK to take first and second place in the national finals in Edinburgh.

‘Europe’s biggest battery’ switched on in East Yorkshire 

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08 December 2022

Europe’s biggest battery energy storage system by capacity has been successfully switched on in East Yorkshire.

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