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Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Lab technologist wins IET Apprentice of the Year

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Apprentice of the Year prize to manufacturing laboratory technologist Magda…

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Microorganisms adhere to surfaces, grow, and multiply to form a colony of cells

Life sciences in Scotland warns of increasing uncertainty for sector

Added: 10 Nov 2017

Life science companies in Scotland are facing increasing uncertainty because of lack of clarity abo…

Uni team aims to extract instant materials ‘recipes’ from research papers

Added: 7 Nov 2017

Researchers from three universities are working on a new artificial intelligence system that will d…

Global CIOs say IT education inadequate for workplace

Added: 7 Nov 2017

More than 90% of global bosses surveyed believe the education system fails to provide the necessary…

Measuring marine fuel water content

Added: 27 Oct 2017

It accounts for more than 50% of a container ships operating costs, so it pays to ensure marine fue…

IET unveils apprenticeship and Forces awards shortlist

Added: 2 Oct 2017

An army sergeant whose innovative airplane runway achieved cost savings of 80% and an apprentice wh…

Four rules for keeping your laboratory on budget

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Recently promoted to laboratory manager? You many find yourself taking on new tasks that test your …

French environmental testing group buys PARC laboratory

Added: 20 Sep 2017

UK environmental testing laboratory PARC Ltd (Product Assessment and Reliability Centre) has been b…

ANSI regulations - what they mean for your lab business

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Laboratory managers need to understand the implications of the ANSI regulations advises Paul Thorn,…

Scientists reveal it’s raining diamonds on Neptune

Added: 21 Aug 2017

While the earth has experienced freak rainstorms of fish, frogs and even golfballs, its sister plan…

DNA

Synthetic biology start-ups doubled every five years in UK

Added: 10 Aug 2017

The number of synthetic biology start-ups in the UK between 2000 and 2016 has doubled every five ye…

Eurofins’ new £4 million laboratory brings testing under one roof

Added: 4 Aug 2017

Work has finished on Eurofins’ new high-tech laboratory site for testing water and pharmaceutical p…

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

Consortium wins £1million to develop new family of antibiotics

Added: 5 Jul 2017

Innovate UK has awarded nearly £1million in funding to a consortium developing a platform for the p…

Women’s contribution to engineering history is greater than you think...

Added: 23 Jun 2017

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manu…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…