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Chemicals giant Bayer sells seeds business to BASF for €5.9bn

Added: 13 Oct 2017

German chemicals manufacturer Bayer has sold a number of its crop seeds business units to BASF for …

Kids Schools Skills2

Tomorrow’s Engineers launches skills partnership for English schools

Added: 12 Oct 2017

Tomorrow’s Engineers and education provider STEM Learning have launched a skills partnership design…

Antibiotics

Quantum dots trigger antibiotic treatment boost, research finds

Added: 5 Oct 2017

Research by the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests light-activated nanoparticles could be u…

UKOOG: ‘Scottish Government fracking ban harms economy and environment’

Added: 3 Oct 2017

The chief executive of trade body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) has condemned the Scottish Governm…

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…

Brain microchip

Oxford University scientists create ‘brain-like’ microchip

Added: 29 Sep 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford has created a microchip designed to mimic the way…

Axel Lehrer

University researcher receives over $6 million to develop trivalent Ebola vaccine

Added: 29 Sep 2017

A researcher at the University of Hawaii has received over $6 million (£4.5m) to develop an Ebola v…

SHALE

Filter removes almost all bacteria from contaminated water, research suggests

Added: 28 Sep 2017

A filter developed by researchers at Swansea University is designed to remove more than 90% of hydr…

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…

Growth of Edwards Lifesciences requires $100 million campus renovation

Added: 19 Sep 2017

Edwards Lifesciences, designers and manufacturers of the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve - the fir…

Tattoo

Tattoo ink travels through the body in nano-form, scientists reveal

Added: 17 Sep 2017

Researchers at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have discovered tattoo ink travel…

Horsemeat scandal - food fraud

Biosensor identifies horse meat adulteration within one hour

Added: 12 Sep 2017

Researchers at the University of Madrid have developed an electrochemical biosensor designed to det…

Ian Kenyon

UK Research and Innovation hires CFO to help deliver UK industrial strategy

Added: 10 Sep 2017

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Ian Kenyon to the newly created role of chief finan…

air

Machine learning mobile microscope measures air quality

Added: 10 Sep 2017

Researchers at UCLA have developed what they say is a cost-effective mobile microscope designed to …

Smartphone

Researchers develop smartphone app to measure heart health

Added: 10 Sep 2017

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have created an app designed to measure the h…

UTA MasSpec Pen

Handheld device identifies cancer within ten seconds

Added: 7 Sep 2017

A handheld device created by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) can identify can…

EU/UK flags

Science collaboration with EU ‘crucial’ after Brexit, says David Davis

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Brexit secretary David Davis said it is “crucial” the UK collaborates with its European partners on…

raman spectroscopy

Agilent acquires spectroscopy firm Cobalt Light Systems for £40m

Added: 22 Aug 2017

Analytical lab business Agilent has acquired UK-based Raman spectroscopy firm Cobalt Light Systems …

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…

solar cells

Manchester Uni swaps polymers for polystyrene in solar cells development

Added: 18 Aug 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester are using polystyrene as opposed to polymers in an effo…