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Open Access Government has a large variety of Scientific Research and Innovation information that is available in this category.

This section explores the latest breakthroughs in all aspects of science: including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Sociology. There is extensive research on psychological and social patterns that occur in everyday life.

Information is available on scientific policies that the government might adopt. Along with the changes and developments of global space policy. We cover the ongoing rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and cancer research breakthroughs along with countries and their own individual research priorities.

Within this category we explore the massive increase and growth in CBD research and production, there is a lot of interesting information available.

Modelling the Ionosphere response to the Tonga Volcanic Eruption

Joseph Huba, Vice President at Syntek Technologies looks at the Tonga Volcanic Eruption and results from a high-resolution simulation of the event to model the Ionosphere response.
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Why the European scientific ecosystem must recognise smaller research infrastructures

If supported, small- and medium-sized research infrastructures have the potential to boost the resilience of European society.
The coloured lines show how cosmic rays are deflected in magnetic fields. The white straight lines represent a large-scale magnetic field. In addition, small-scale magnetic fields not shown here act on the paths of the particles (coloured lines). Credit: RUB, Dr. Lukas Merten

New computer simulation aids in the search for the origin of cosmic rays

By simulating the transport of cosmic rays with a new computer program, international scientists are hoping to uncover the sources of these atom fragments.
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Consuming cranberries could improve memory and prevent dementia

Including cranberries in your diet has a whole host of benefits - it can improve memory and brain function, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and prevent dementia.

How the pandemic was the catalyst for geospatial innovation

Geospatial technology, or geographic information systems (GIS), has become an essential instrument in multiple areas today: agriculture and aviation, construction and commerce, climate research and law enforcement—the list could go on.
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Digital reader improves the accuracy of reporting positive lateral flow tests

Rob Banathy, Senior Product Manager at NHS Digital, explains how his team developed a lateral flow device digital reader service that can detect nearly twice the number of positive COVID-19 cases during early infection compared to the human eye.
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New ‘super Earth’ discovered where you could live for more than 29,000 years

Scientists have discovered two ‘super Earth’ type planets about 100 light-years from our Earth where 1 year is 8.5 days.

Planetary heist: how can planets get stolen by massive stars?

Research shows how Jupiter-sized planets can be stolen or captured by massive stars in what is colloquially described as a planetary heist.
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Developing Canadian leadership & excellence in science & innovation

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of the Government of Canada, writes about developing Canadian Leadership and excellence in science and innovation.
Young woman on phone in bed, blue light contributing to aging process

Could reducing screen time slow down the aging process?

Excessive screen time is linked to obesity, psychological problems and even acceleration of aging - could reducing blue light really slow down the aging process?

The Phantom Galaxy: a Hubble and James Webb collaboration

A collaboration of the two greatest telescopes has resulted in this stunning image of the phantom galaxy Messier 74 located 32 million lightyears away.

Viewing the universe: The “incredible” auroras of Jupiter

It seems every week the magic of the James Webb telescope grips us all again, viewed in unprecedented detail the telescope has revealed the giant storms, moons, rings and auroras of Jupiter.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption as seen from orbit.

The Tonga volcano eruption caused a 90-metre-high tsunami wave

The tsunami wave created by the Tonga volcano eruption reached over 90 metres in height, which is approximately nine times taller than the Japan tsunami in 2011.
Woman walking into tunnel of fire; symbolising what someone might see on a psychedelic or hallucinogenic trip

More and more Americans are taking hallucinogenic drugs

Hallucinogenic drug use has increased amongst adults aged 26 and over, with over 5.5 million people using psychedelic substances in 2019.
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UK to launch formal dispute against the EU over ongoing Horizon disagreements

The UK government is poised to launch formal dispute proceedings against the EU under the claim that Brussels has broken its post-Brexit trade deal.
Person drinking cup of water with microplastics in

Eco-friendly filter can remove microplastics in water

The world's first eco-friendly filter has been developed that can remove micro-to-nano-sized microplastics in water.
Miniature people : Businessman planning work process. Image use for finding solution/solve, innovation for business.

Britain’s medium-sized innovation businesses: Held back from achieving full potential

Tris Dyson, MD of Challenge Works, argues that Britain’s medium-sized innovation businesses are being held back from achieving their full potential.
Student tired from thinking and studying in library in New York

Why does thinking make you tired?

Does thinking make you tired or is it all just in your head? Researchers explain why mental labour makes us feel mentally exhausted Physical labour...
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Body posture affects oral drug absorption

Although swallowing a pill is the easiest way of administering a drug, research shows that body posture impacts oral drug absorption.
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Characterising satellites’ brightness and speed to declutter the skies

Students are navigating satellites' brightness and speed to declutter space traffic and assist astronomers by preventing light trails on their telescope-mounted cameras.

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