Research & Innovation News

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.

Green comet

‘Green comet’ to pass close to Earth for the first time in 50,000 years

Already flying above Kent, the UK can witness a “once in a lifetime” green comet on February 1st 2023, last seen in the Stone Age.
cytokine cell

Understanding inflammatory cytokine secretion

Professor Paige Lacy, PhD, at the University of Alberta, delves into inflammatory cytokine release and its function to aid the body’s natural responses.
Light Robots

‘FAIRY’ agricultural robots assist artificial pollination on a micro-scale

A design for agricultural robots named ‘FAIRY’ – Flying Aero-robots based on Light Responsive Materials Assembly – could aid artificial pollination.
Archaeologists crouched over on sand dunes by the excavation of eight 4,000 year old ostrich eggs

What can the discovery of 4,000 year old ostrich eggs teach us about human...

Eight ostrich eggs over 4,000-year-old were uncovered in the Nitzana sand dunes in the Negev, next to an ancient fire pit.
Space shuttle

What does the modern ‘space race’ need to thrive in 2023?

2023 is looking to be a year of further growth in the space business, but what do countries need to prepare for to succeed in the modern space race?
EU flag and Japan flag, illustrating horizon europe association

2023 will see more Horizon association agreements

Canada is likely to become the next country joining the EU’s flagship €95.5 billion research programme, with potential negations opening for Japan and South Korea’s Horizon association.
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Preparing Horizon Europe Missions for first evaluations

The targeted R&D Horizon Europe missions enter their third year and, with that, are facing their midpoint review.
This image by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) features the central region of the Chamaeleon I dark molecular cloud, which resides 630 light years away. The cold, wispy cloud material (blue, center) is illuminated in the infrared by the glow of the young, outflowing protostar Ced 110 IRS 4 (orange, upper left). The light from numerous background stars, seen as orange dots behind the cloud, can be used to detect ices in the cloud, which absorb the starlight passing through them

JWST: Capturing the secrets of space ice chemistry on video

Different particles of space ice have been discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in a molecular cloud’s darkest and coldest regions.
Pieces of paper with chemical structures, microdosing psychedelics concept

Day Tripper: is LSD and magic mushroom microdosing the future?

Kath Temple, Psychologist, discusses the history, politics and science behind LSD and magic mushroom microdosing.
The asteroid Ryugu, as seen by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft on June 30, 2018. (Image credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu and AIST.)

The Ryugu asteroid holds a key to understanding solar system formation

Samples from the 162173 Ryugu asteroid collected by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft could help us understand the chemical composition of the solar system.
human anatomy,

Synthetic sticky molecules to build organs and treat disease

Scientists have developed synthetic adhesion molecules that have the potential to be used to build organs and treat diseases.
3D illustration of the simulated air blast and generated blast wave 10 seconds following the detonation of a 750 kT nuclear warhead above a typical metropolitan city; the radius of the shock bubble at ground level is 4.6 km.

How to shelter from a nuclear bomb

War in Ukraine and a Russian leader threatening nuclear is frightening; ever wondered how to shelter from a nuclear bomb?

Meteorite hunting: Antarctica reveals five new treasures

According to researchers, Antarctica, although a tough place to work, is one of the best places on the globe to hunt for meteorites.
Contours of magnetic fields that emerge a result self organization microscopic currents resulting from the weibel instability in carbon dioxide laser produced plasma probed by an ultrashort relativistic electron beam image courtesy Chaojie Zhang University California Los Angeles

Exploring the mechanism of cosmic magnetic fields

Recent research shows that magnetic fields can spontaneously emerge in plasma through a mechanism known as the Weibel instability.
Inclusive public bathroom sign on wooden pannelling

Gender neutral toilet signs improve attitudes towards trans and nonbinary people

Something as simple as seeing gender neutral toilet signs in public places is linked to adolescents becoming more accepting of trans and nonbinary people.
european flag and denmark falgs flying together

€1.1 billion to support Danish carbon capture and storage

Under EU State Aid rules, the European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion grant to support the Danish roll-out of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.
Pregnant woman holding her belly

Average age of conception throughout human history

Determining the average age of conception throughout human history to discover more about humans, then and in the future.
Neodymium nitrate under the microscope, rare earth element

Magnet manufacturing to help reduce Europe’s rare earth element reliance

A new approach to high-performance magnet manufacturing may help Europe on its transition towards net-zero carbon so that it is less dependent on rare earth elements.
Ancient skull photographed against black background

Ancient Siberian genomes reveal previously unknown hunter-gatherer population

Researchers uncover ancient Siberian genomes which reveal a previously undescribed group of early hunter-gatherer population in Neolithic Altai-Sayan region.
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Why are fewer babies being born?

America's birth rate is falling, but it turns out that young people still want children - so why are fewer babies being born?

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