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Polymer International - IUPAC Award goes to Professor Guihua Yu

Professor Guihua Yu

Professor Guihua Yu at the University of Texas, US has been awarded the 7th Polymer International - IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science. 

Solar tracking ‘Sun-BOT’ could harvest more light

Solar panels

Mimicking the way in which sunflowers turn to follow sunlight, researchers have developed a material that can bend and move to face light beams. The material could prove useful in improving the efficiency of light-harvesting products such as solar panels.

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.

UK Government bringing business together

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency.

Businesses in the UK have been invited to apply for a share of £5 million to improve the resource and energy efficiency of so-called foundation industries.

Richardson Travel Bursary recipient, Ursula Simon, reports from Maryland

Ursula Simon

Ursula Simon was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary to attend the International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography and International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides & Polynucleotides and study exchange at the University of Virginia in the USA. Here she tells us about her research and how she was able to meet people from all over the world, travel to countries she’s never been to before and advance her research on 3D printable materials.

New solution to reducing landfill waste

Landfill waste

Scientists develop industrial-strength adhesive to dismantle various materials, reducing waste thrown to landfill.

Cooling the circuits

Nanowire

Smaller and more powerful electronics can accentuate problems of heat generation and lead to devices such as phones overheating. However, a team of scientists in Spain and Switzerland have found that by changing the orientation of atoms in nanowires they can improve thermal conductivity.

Scotland PhD competition runner up David Crosby talks soft matter physics

David Crosby

Each year, SCI’s Scotland group runs a competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business.

Scotland PhD competition winner - Yalinu Poya

Yalinu Poya

Each year, SCI’s Scotland group runs a competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business.

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