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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Nature essential for human wellbeing

Studies demonstrate the importance of nature for human wellbeing by linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to people's overall health.

Exploring the Cartwheel Galaxy through James Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope is continuing to open our eyes to the wonders of our universe and the galaxies within it including what...
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Could using smartphones improve memory skills?

Using smartphones could improve memory skills by allowing individuals to free up memory for less important information.
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Developing a nature-inspired amphibious artificial vision system

Researchers have developed an amphibious artificial vision system for imaging both aquatic and terrestrial environments.
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Why do Europeans have lactose tolerance?

Famine and disease were the catalyst for the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe, and explain why others are lactose intolerant.
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Managing children with ADHD

Children with ADHD less able to multitask as brain works differently to those without, but medication can help.
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What is the science behind IVF failure?

Researchers find that IVF failure is commonly due to spontaneous errors in the early phases of cell division which causes so many human embryos to fail to develop.
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Overconfidence lends itself to anti-scientific views

Overconfidence bolsters anti-scientific views as the further an individual strays from science, the stronger their opinions become.
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Solar-powered tower for carbon neutral jet fuel production

Researchers have developed a carbon neutral solar-powered aviation fuel production system that uses water, CO2 and sunlight.
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Why doesn’t Jupiter have bigger rings?

Due to its size, Jupiter should theoretically have even more specular rings than Saturn however research has shown that its massive moons are preventing this.
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Ensuring funding stability following Horizon Europe delays

The UK Government has put safeguards in place to protect its researcher's from the potential removal from the Horizon Europe funding programme.
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Low-carbon aerospace technology backed by £273 million government innovation fund

The UK government has backed an innovation fund for low-carbon aerospace technology to help job opportunities for the global green flight revolution.
Floating globe art on the water on September 5, 2012 in Amsterdam. The art was made from plastic bottles and other junk collected around the city by Peter Singer.

Horizon Europe: Six European cities piloting solutions for circular waste

European cities are moving towards becoming fully circular – not only recycling all their waste but also changing their production modes to fit circular waste models.

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