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Delivery plans for UKRI outline 2.4% GDP ambitions

Lightbulb - innovative idea

UKRI and its nine councils have published Delivery Plans that detail how the UK will meet its 2.4% GDP target by 2027 and ensure that world-leading research and innovation is fostered.

Richardson Travel Bursary winner, Jessica McGlynn, reports from Dallas

Jessica McGlynn

Jessica McGlynn was awarded the Richardson Travel Bursary to attend the 235th Electrochemical Society Meeting in Dallas, USA. Here she tells us about the talks she attended from a diverse range of speakers and how she gained valuable insights that enabled her to enhance her knowledge and understanding of materials science and electrochemistry.

Caroline van den Brul – The Story of Science Communication through the Lens of the BBC


On Wednesday 27 November 2019, Caroline van den Brul MBE will look at the challenges and rewards of balancing information, education, entertainment, and statistics when communicating science to the public.

HyNet project ready to kick-start hydrogen economy

Low carbon emissions produced

The HyNet North West project demonstrates a huge step forwards in the direction of clean energy, with the potential to supply low-cost, low-carbon energy for customers, whilst bringing tangible economic benefits to the country. 

Exploring the Innovation Frontier


SCI-America and Science History Institute’s Innovation Day puts focus on the chemical industry’s future.

Now in its 16th year, Innovation Day has grown into a well-established annual event composed of a community of researchers in the chemical industry. Since its inception, Innovation Day was designed to provide young industrial scientists with a vista of the broader challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Although primarily bench scientists, these researchers need to look beyond their laboratories in order to grow into future leaders of their

New underwater power system can switch autonomously between modes

A new power generator underwater which provides an energy supply

Researchers have designed underwater devices which work autonomously within the depths of the ocean are tasked to carry out operations including charting submarine landforms, currents, temperatures, and inspecting and repairing pipelines and deep-sea cables.

Journal Highlights: April 2019


Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. To view the full range of SCI's journals, visit our Publications page!

Defra publishes first 25 Year Environment Plan review

english countryside

A new review has shown that Defra has either delivered or are progressing 90% of the actions from its 25 Year Environment Plan in the first year since its publication.

Introducing SCI’s Energy group blog series!

Renewable energy

SCI's Energy group are set to release a series of blog articles on the SCIBlog, which will explore various topics around energy, discussing how recent years have seen energy play a large role in response to the climate threat.

Can solar geoengineering help mitigate the impact of climate change?

sun in clouds

The effect of solar geoengineering techniques on climate change will no longer just be a theory, with the first real-world experiment set to begin later this year.