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Pollen tracking with quantum dots

22 Feb 2019

Researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa have found a way to track pollen using quantum dots, developing a simple and cost-effective method for studying pollen distribution.

Celebrating the 50th year of Polymer International

22 Feb 2019

Polymer International, one of SCI’s seven peer-reviewed journals, is now in its fiftieth year of publication.

Event review_Connecting Industry with Academia Industry_Collaboration

21 Feb 2019

The third seminar in the RACI/SCI series “Industry meets Academia” focusing on “Collaboration” was held on Wednesday February 13th at the BASF offices in Southbank, Melbourne.  The 30 or so registrants were treated to three very informative, interesting and intriguing presentations from our three speakers.

Hydrogen trains are coming to the UK

14 Feb 2019

In the search for low-carbon transportation solutions, ‘Breeze’ - hydrogen fuelled trains developed by Alstom, in partnership with Eversholt Rail - will be introduced to British railways from 2022.

Five things you never knew about pesticides and climate change

12 Feb 2019

On 6 March our Agriscience group will be hosting an event on the Impacts of Climate Change in Agriculture. Dr James Garett, is a member of SCI’s Agrisciences Group and the organising committee of the event, as well as the Managing Director of Enviresearch. He has a passion for the assessment of the risk of chemicals to the environment. Today he talks specifically about pesticides, and how they are interlinked with climate change.

AI weather forecaster helps conserve energy

11 Feb 2019

Researchers at Cornell University have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) framework that can more accurately predict weather and better inform building control systems, allowing them to conserve significant amounts of energy.

Businesses told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

08 Feb 2019

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, government have released advice on any action companies should take to minimise disruption to their business.

Graphene could be used to build quantum computers

07 Feb 2019

Researchers have made developments with graphene that could lead to its future use in quantum computing.

Event Review: Disrupting Technologies Day Two

06 Feb 2019

The second day of the SCI Formulation Forum event on Disruptive Technologies on 21-22 January 2019 was filled with interesting and varied talks by a range of speakers from across academia and industry.

Event Review: Disrupting Technologies Day One

05 Feb 2019

On 21-22 January 2019, delegates from across academia and industry came together at SCI HQ in London for the second annual SCI Formulation Forum event on Disruptive Technologies.

Journal Highlights: January 2019

04 Feb 2019

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

Soft mesh robots created using 3D printing

03 Feb 2019

Scientists have created magnetically controlled flexible mesh robots that can grab objects when floating on a water surface using 3D printing.