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Black hole image seen by humanity for the first time

Scientists working with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have revealed the fruits of an all-consuming attempt to see the impossible: In 2019, we now have the first-ever image of a black hole.
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GKN announces new Global Technology Centre to open in Bristol

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace has revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK.
space industry

Commercialising space: Is the UK space industry ready?

Having recently launched the first all-British radar satellite and with Britain’s first spaceport due to become operational in Scotland by 2020, it is clear that the UK’s space sector is thriving. But is it ready to capitalise on this position of strength when it comes to commercialising space? Paul Adams, Head of Aerospace at Vendigital tells us more
sustainable transport

Will waste fuel our aeroplanes? How sustainable transport could change the future

Waste Management professionals, Reconomy have teamed up with Mediaworks to find out if waste will be used as the new fuel for our aeroplanes.
aerospace research

Leading aerospace universities unite to create aerospace research consortium

Leading aerospace universities are joining forces to provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement for the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.
AURORA Project

AURORA Project – part of the Copernicus Programme

AURORA – Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications – is a space research project funded by the European Community‘s H2020 programme in the field of Earth Observation. The AURORA project was launched on 1 February 2016, with a 36-month duration. AURORA’s overall objective is to use the different tools of...
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European Commissioner for Budget promises no research funding cuts

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, has 'guaranteed' no research funding cuts after the current period ends
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Adapting defence technology to business enterprise

Paddy Bradley, Director, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership explains how investing in defence technology can boost the economy
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Theresa May holds in-cabinet talks on looming Brexit ‘divorce’ bill

Theresa May is due to hold in-cabinet talks on the state of Brexit negotiations with the EU as the 'divorce bill' halts progress

Reducing turbulence for more environmentally friendly aircraft

Professor Jonathan Cooper at University of Bristol's Faculty of Engineering describes how reducing the effects of turbulence can benefit the environment
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Challenging the stereotypes in science

Chief Executive of the British Science Association Katherine Mathieson provides a compelling insight into how we can challenge stereotypes in science Science needs to be taken out of its cultural ghetto. Currently, it’s seen as the realm of professionals and experts. But other parts of society – business, politics, art,...
space programme

Dstl launches £50 million space programme marking the launch of Sputnik

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a 5-year space programme and is partnering with UK companies
UK space mission

Australia joins UK space mission as radar launch partner

The UK space mission NovaSAR has gained a new radar launch partner as Australia comes on board, signing a 10% share in the project
aerospace

Britain’s aerospace sector could suffer after Brexit

Experts have warned that Britain's aerospace industries could suffer a loss of investment from companies like Airbus in the event of a hard Brexit

Augmenting the performance of future structural components

Professors Jan Torgersen and Filippo Berto highlight how new technologies are helping to develop the next generation structural components

Folding wing tips could improve aircraft performance

Improving aerodynamic performance could be achieved using folding wing tips. The University of Bristol’s Professor Jonathan Cooper explains
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Accreditation: The SMaRT way forward in testing and academia

Specialising in accredited mechanical testing, SMaRT is building on its links with research, academia and industry from its Swansea base Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT Ltd) is a specialised supplier of mechanical test data to industry and academia. It was established in 2009 as a spin out company...

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