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General News

An integrated approach to air and climate protection

20 Sep 2019

Heads of government from around the world will assemble from the 23 to 25 September at the United Nations General Assembly to re-evaluate current efforts and measures in place to advance global sustainable development.

Decluttering your memory

20 Sep 2019

If you are concerned that your memory might be letting you down, then perhaps this short article may allay those fears.

Plastech Innovation make it to the top ten

19 Sep 2019

After winning the 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge and then awarded ‘Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2019’ by HRH The Duke of York, the Durham University students behind Plastech Innovations are now finalists in the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Global Awards.

Protecting our water

18 Sep 2019

In recognition of World Water Monitoring Day, 18th September, we look a two developments in the area of water purification that are helping to provide safe water quickly and inexpensively.

Achieving food security

17 Sep 2019

A team of researchers are assessing how one can reduce inequalities in access to food without drastically increasing agricultural production.

Assessing pollution from industry sectors

16 Sep 2019

According to a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University, we need a more comprehensive and targeted method to regulate pollution from industry sectors.

New ‘brain-computer interface’ technology to be explored

13 Sep 2019

The Royal Society have urged the government to carry out an investigation into neural interface technologies. This entails looking into the ethical risks and ensuring regulations are in place if the UK were to become a global leader in this market.

UK Farming sets out its net zero goals

12 Sep 2019

The British farming sector will work with a range of stakeholders to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.

PoliSCI (w/e 06 September 2019)

09 Sep 2019

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Carbon dioxide utilization: The way to the circular economy

09 Sep 2019

Carbon dioxide emissions are the biggest contributor to human-induced global warming, and globally, we emit approximately 37 gigatonnes of CO2 annually from our homes, cars, planes, offices and industries.

£10M fund for business organisations to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

06 Sep 2019

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a £10m grant scheme to aid businesses in preparing for Brexit.

Obituary: Dr A K Barbour

06 Sep 2019 It is with regret that SCI announces the death of member Dr A K Barbour OBE, BSc, PhD,C.Chem, FRSC, FIMM.  

Recreating the sensation of softness

04 Sep 2019

Researchers from the University of California San Diego interested in the different factors that affect how humans perceive softness, have designed materials that replicate various levels of perceived softness.