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STFC Daresbury Lab

Engineering innovation campus opens in Cheshire

Added: 11 Jul 2016

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has opened a Campus Technology Hub for advance…

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Engineering institutions join forces over Brexit

Added: 6 Jul 2016

All 38 engineering organisations in the UK have united under one banner to advise the government on…

Carbon capture breakthrough

Scientists make ‘low-cost’ carbon capture breakthrough

Added: 6 Jul 2016

Scientists from the University of York have developed a low-cost, efficient method for capturing ca…

Discovery Park biomass plant

Biomass to power science park

Added: 27 Jun 2016

Construction of a new £140 million biomass plant has begun at science and technology innovation cen…

Manufacturing sparks

Brexit: Industry bodies call for ‘clear’ exit strategy

Added: 24 Jun 2016

A vote in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union has prompted industry trade bodies t…

Polymer membrane patterns get 3D makeover

Added: 14 Jun 2016

A new form of 3D printing developed by US researchers may offer a faster method for developing and …

P&G to phase out phosphates

Added: 14 Jun 2016

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced plans to phase out phosphates in its Fairy dishwasher tablets …

Crystal clears up nuclear waste

Crystal ‘clears up’ nuclear waste

Added: 13 Jun 2016

Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the US have discovered a n…

Solidified carbon dioxide

Experts transform CO2 ‘into stone’

Added: 9 Jun 2016

In a new study, researchers working at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Iceland have shown…

3D-printed prototype parts

3D printing masters receives funding top-up

Added: 1 Jun 2016

Anglia Ruskin University has received £46,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England…

Bayer's $62bn move on Monsanto rejected

Added: 25 May 2016

Monsanto has rebuffed a $62bn (£42.7bn) bid from German chemicals and pharmaceutical group Bayer.


Graphene stretches rubber strength

Added: 23 May 2016

A team of nanomaterials specialists at the University of Manchester has developed a graphene compos…

BP chemicals plant facility

Chemicals demand ‘bucks’ industry slump

Added: 11 May 2016

The Chemical Industry Association (CIA) says its members have made a strong start to the year, with…

Torness nuclear power station

Nuclear industry seeks clean up solutions

Added: 10 May 2016

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded several consortia £12 million worth of rese…

Scientists shed new light on food adulteration

Added: 5 May 2016

Food researchers in the UK have demonstrated the feasibility of using imaging techniques as an alte…

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VTT flirts with 3D food printing

Added: 4 May 2016

A group of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is attempting to transf…

Food packaging

Bioplastic packaging ‘extends’ shelf life

Added: 3 May 2016

A team of researchers has developed plant-based bioplastic packaging that is designed to extend the…

Fracking shale gas

Fracking ‘unlikely’ to contaminate water

Added: 29 Apr 2016

A study of the abandoned Selby coalfield in Yorkshire suggests fracking is unlikely to pose a pollu…

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Scottish chemical industry rallies collaboration cry

Added: 25 Apr 2016

The Scottish chemical industry has called on all political parties to help deliver growth throughou…

Scientists recruit cyanobacteria to create ‘clean’ chemicals

Added: 25 Apr 2016

German scientists are researching the use of cyanobacteria to provide a more sustainable method for…