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Tackling Social Exclusion Through ‘Smart’ Citizen Engagement

Here, Dr Antonio Paolo Russo tells us all about SMARTDEST, a H2020 Research and Innovation project which aims to develop innovative solutions for the problems that arise due to tourism-related mobility.
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Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on COVID-19 research and innovation in Europe

EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel shares her ambitious policy plans on the coronavirus pandemic, especially in relation to research and innovation in Europe.
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New evidence emerges on origin of radio signals in space

Astronomers are investigating radio signals in space, aka fast radio bursts (FRBs), often described as the biggest space mystery we have.
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UKRI invests £2 million into Canada-UK quantum technology collaboration

The UK and Canada have launched a quantum technology collaboration, following an agreement to share this knowledge in 2017.
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Llamas create COVID-19 antibodies that humans can inhale as a vaccine

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are creating COVID-19 antibodies in llamas, to understand how humans could engineer better immune responses.
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R&D investments spearhead cyber security defence

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge received two new funding awards which will help prevent cyber security attacks.
Coronavirus killing robot

West Midlands company become official distributor of Coronavirus killing robot

A West Midlands company has just been appointed the UK’s official dental and care home distributor of the Coronavirus killing robot called THOR UVC®.
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230 billion tonnes of soil carbon could be released via global warming

Scientists at the University of Exeter warn that a two degree increase in global temperature would release 230 billion tonnes of soil carbon.
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Astronomers discover a planet the size of Earth

Astronomers have discovered a new planet the size of Earth in the Milky Way, which does not orbit any host star.
people with dementia, research

Why do people with dementia often go missing?

New research by the University of East Anglia found that 70% of people with dementia go missing - but why? 
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UKRI invests £88 million to modernise research laboratories

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £88 million to modernise research laboratories and expand world-leading facilities.
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New solar-powered fuel cell can purify three litres of water a day

Microorganisms within soil could be turned into solar-powered fuel cells that can purify significant amounts of drinking water in one day.
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When is the UK COVID-19 vaccine going to be ready?

While AstraZeneca and Oxford University continue to work on a UK COVID-19 vaccine, what about the rest of the world?
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New research explores the mutation of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Illinois investigated how the mutation of COVID-19 is making the virus stronger.
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Sewage tracking could alert to early warning signs of coronavirus outbreaks

A government project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and funded by UK Research and Innovation, is using sewage tracking to alert to early warnings of coronavirus outbreaks across the UK.
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Can too much land management harm the ecosystem?

Land management is the way that Indigenous people have maintained a biodiverse world for generations, but now, does climate intervention from too many sources threaten to harm the ecosystem?
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Depression, anxiety and heart disease connected via same brain region

Researchers at Cambridge University found that over-activity in one brain region links depression, anxiety, and heart disease.
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US healthcare: 34% of older people could be prescribed the wrong drugs

A new study found that it costs patients over $450 a year when they are prescribed the wrong drugs, making them twice as likely to go to hospital.
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Researchers use people wearing streetwear to collect solar energy

Like something from a sci-fi film, a team of researchers have found a way to collect solar energy from streetwear that people are wearing.
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Research finds hydroxychloroquine does not work against COVID-19

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that hydroxychloroquine did not work to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19.

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