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Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

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Analysis from CBI has revealed that UK manufacturing companies saw slow growth in the last quarter as a result of progress of Brexit negotiations.

Modified lithium coating improves battery performance

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Modifying lithium anodes with a silicide layer reduces dendritic growth and could improve the performance of lithium batteries.

Scotland PhD Competition winner Jack Washington talks antibiotic resistance

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Each year SCI’s Scotland group a runs competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business. Jack Washington, a Pure and Applied Chemistry PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, was the overall winner of this year’s competition. His article ‘Clavulanic acid - The fight against antibiotic resistance’ is reproduced here.

Organic-inorganic material could open quantum doors

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An Assistant Professor at the Technical Unitversity of Denmark (DTU) has described his team’s recent synthesis of an organic-inorganic hybrid material as ‘the door to a new world of more advanced 2D materials opening up’.

Government publishes Horizon 2020 Brexit advice

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In preparation for a potential no-deal scenario, the UK government has published advice for UK and EU researchers, universities, and industry on Horizon 2020.

Algae enzyme improves biofuel production

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An enzyme found in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae could help to accelerate biofuel production.

The hydrogen economy

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Using hydrogen as a low carbon and clean energy source in transport, buildings, and industry, has grown in popularity.

What's it like working at Diamond Light Source? An SCI Scholar explains...

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SCI Ambassador and Scholar, Italian Minova, describes her research at Diamond Light Source into zeolite catalysts to reduce emissions from cars.

Interview: DSA recipient Dr Parkash Kochar

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Dr Parkash Kochar is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1974 and throughout his membership has been involved heavily in SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Parkash describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Professor Gerry Gilmore – Mapping the Milky Way in Six Dimensions

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During his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Professor Gerry Gilmore will discuss his work with the European Space Agency Gaia Mission, which is mapping one billion stars in six dimensions, and opening a new window on our knowledge of our galaxy.