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archaeology of collagen

Chemistry and the archaeology of collagen

Takashi Nakazawa, Professor at Nara Women’s University explores some fascinating aspects of chemistry and the archaeology of collagen, as well as a view point expressed on analysing ancient specimens in a collaborative way.
optical system design

The challenges of optical system design for modern optical technologies

Toralf Scharf, Senior Scientist/Faculty Member at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) enlightens us on the challenges present when it comes to optical system design for modern optical technologies.
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Taiwan: Driving forward scientific and technological innovation

In the age of the knowledge-based economy, science and technology has become a key driver of growth and national progress for Taiwan, as this article about the country’s Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) delves into.
understanding life

Progressing science in the U.S. – Enabling discoveries for understanding life

The work of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance science is charted here, with a focus on the work of their Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in enabling discoveries for understanding life.
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Japan: The advancement of world-class research in science

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science works to ensure the advancement of world-class research in all fields of science both at home and in international partnerships, as this article reveals.
science in policymaking, chemistry

Science in policymaking: Chemistry is everywhere

Science Communication and Policy Officer from The European Chemical Society, Alex Schiphorst offers his thoughts on the old adage that ‘chemistry is everywhere’ and on the important role of science in policymaking.
surface science

Surface science: A solution to shape our society that increases safety and security

Hitoshi Abe from the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK) and SOKENDAI (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies) explains how a surface science solution will help to shape our society and increase safety and security.
age in polar science

A new and exciting age in polar science

Kelly K. Falkner, Director of the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), National Science Foundation, shares her thoughts on a new and exciting age in the field of polar science.
R&D workers

Science and tech companies to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023

Despite Brexit, a new report by Bidwells says Science and technology (S&T) companies are looking to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023.
the future of europe

Science and innovation: Vital for the future of Europe

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation believes that science and innovation are vital for the future of Europe, more of which is detailed here.
life insurance for Europe

Research and science: Life insurance for Europe in an era of globalisation

Dr Paul Rübig MEP from the Scientific Committee of the European Parliament (STOA) states the case for research and science as forms of life insurance for Europe in an era of globalisation.
the hydropower industry, global warming UK

Inside the Hydropower industry

Climate change is a pressing issue: visible effects such as 2018’s summer heatwave are hard evidence of this, leading us to environmental game-changers such as Hydropower.
science and technology companies

Cambridgeshire continues to attract science and technology companies

Bidwells’ latest analysis indicates Cambridgeshire remains a magnet for science and technology companies that are looking beyond the current Brexit uncertainty.
skills shortages

Addressing skills shortages critical to the future of UK science

The UK must address the increasing number of science skills shortages to maintain its world-leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development, says the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
quality of life, social and behavioural science

Supporting social and behavioural science improves the quality of life

Dr Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the U.S. provides a compelling glimpse into how supporting social and behavioural science improves the quality of life.
AI research

UK’s most ambitious AI research project combines humanities and science

Queen Mary University of London is leading a major new research project, ‘Living with Machines,’ is set to be one of the biggest humanities and science research initiatives ever to launch in the UK.
Earth Science

Earth science: The Search for the Origin of Life

Friedemann Freund, Professor at the SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center provides a fascinating look at an aspect of earth science that concerns the search for the origin of life itself
LTER

Environmental research: A future for advanced marine LTER data

Ilaria Nardello from European Marine Biological Resource Centre details the future for advanced marine LTER.
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Engineer or researcher? Spot the difference!

Julien Scheibert & Alain Le Bot, researchers at CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon share their thoughts on the respective roles of engineers and researchers.
new genes

RCSI research finds eleven new genes associated with epilepsy

Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Ireland have found new genes linked to epilepsy which could inform the development of new treatments for the condition

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