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Public Evening Lecture: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.

Pest Management Science highlights: Neonicotinoids

fields

In response to the recent EU ban, SCI’s Pest Management Science journal has made a number of related papers free to access to better inform on the pros and cons of neonicotinoids.

Rideal travel bursary recipient, Girvani Manoharan, reports from Gaithersburg, USA.

Girvani Manoharan was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary in October 2017 to travel to the NIST Centre for Neutron Research (NCNR) at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Gurvani is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Here, she describes how this research has broadened her scientific interests and the opportunity to present her research to the glass science community and receive valuable feedback.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

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A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

Commonwealth climate change tech receives £8m

climate change

As part of this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced that £8m will be invested into technology focused on tackling climate change in the Commonwealth’s member states.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.