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Quantum computing

Manchester announces quantum computing ‘breakthrough’

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Manchester have shown it is possible to use supramolecular chemist…

MIT plastic

MIT moves closer to creating biodegradable plastics

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have determined the structure of a bact…


Sheffield launches degree-level apprenticeships

Added: 12 Nov 2016

Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam universities have launched a degree-level apprenticeship programme t…

Solvay chemicals plant, US

Trump win could unsettle European chemicals market, says Cefic

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Chemical businesses within the European Union face a short-term period of uncertainty following the…

Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria

Engineers develop peptide to fight antibiotic resistance

Added: 2 Nov 2016

A team of engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an antimicrobi…

Ken Skates

Wales to open first science park in 2018

Added: 31 Oct 2016

The first dedicated Science Park in Wales is opening on Anglesey in 2018, with economy minister Ken…

food and drink

Physics focus ‘can help’ food & drink manufacturing post-Brexit

Added: 26 Oct 2016

The president of the Institute of Physics (IOP) has said a focus on physics could help UK food and …

Biomass polymer

‘Nuisance’ polymer becomes biomass breakthrough

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A team of scientists at Swiss research institution École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) …


Report suggests UK reliant on unproven emissions technologies

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A perspective published in the journal Science suggests the Paris Agreement and the carbon-reductio…

Pills drugs medicine

Drug-delay tactics called into question

Added: 17 Oct 2016

A meeting in Geneva this week will question the practice of extending the life of drug patents as a…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Renewed call for more women in engineering

Added: 11 Oct 2016

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) president Naomi Climer says getting more women invo…


Sheffield to open £2m nanomaterials lab

Added: 6 Oct 2016

A £2 million laboratory is opening at the University of Sheffield on Friday, which will help scient…

Amec Foster Wheeler lab

Amec opens energy research lab

Added: 23 Sep 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler has opened a new laboratory to conduct research on different types of energy sy…


Biopharma breakthrough heralds ‘on demand’ drugs

Added: 23 Sep 2016

Researchers at MIT and Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a novel method for producing biophar…

microscope nanomaterials

Oxford opens nanomaterials research centre

Added: 15 Sep 2016

A new research centre located at the University of Oxford’s Harwell Campus will focus on the study …

Pills drugs medicine

Collaboration driving pharmaceuticals growth

Added: 15 Sep 2016

A report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) reveals the number of app…

Additive manufacturing

Chemical SMEs called on to improve NHS care

Added: 23 Aug 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) h…

Funding helps fight food security

Funding helps fight food security

Added: 19 Aug 2016

Five research projects in the UK have been awarded a slice of £9 million to help strengthen the res…

Upcycling breathes new life into food waste

Added: 11 Aug 2016

Food waste may soon be turned into plastics, fruit juices, food ingredients, and liquid fuels, said…

FDF gears up for sugar-free movement

Added: 8 Aug 2016

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a new guide to assist food manufacturers seeking t…