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Journal Highlights August 2019

Highlights
Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. 

Urge to support the International Centre for AI, Energy and Climate

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Leading trade bodies, energy leaders and green campaigners have joined forces to urge the government to set up a new Artificial Intelligence focused research centre.

Event review: SCI Postgraduate Scholars' Showcase

SCI Scholars showcase event: Zulfa Fathima (Daphne Jackson Fellow), Xin Yi Ong (Travel bursary winner) and Ivalina Minova (current SCI Scholar)

SCI’s Early Careers Committee (ECC) held the first Postgraduate Scholars’ Showcase event at SCI HQ, London, on 3 July.

Drones deliver on-demand medicines

Drone

Ghana is the latest African country to adopt drones for the delivery of urgent medicine, blood and vaccines to patients, following success of the technology in rural Rwanda.

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses

Brexit

Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Airships to make a return in aid of reducing carbon emissions

Aircraft

The return of airships could play an important role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen-based economy.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’

Over £200m committed to revolutionise sustainable packaging

food packaging

Industry has committed up to £149m – jointly with £60m from government – to tackle the plastics crisis through the Industrial Strategy’s ‘Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging’ (SSPC) challenge.