Archive August 2015

Engineers study rubbish patch in Pacific, in hope of future clear-up

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Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch organisation, has brought together volunteers who have spent the last month in the Pacific Ocean collecting data on how much rubbish is in certain areas. A...

New campaign aims to attract more women into engineering

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The campaign will be launched in the Humber region next month and will target schools, students, employees and parents. Although more girls study science at school and on average get...

£6.65m funding boost for energy sector researchers

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A new £6.65 million grant for research aimed at advanced materials for the energy sector has been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The expert team...

American scientists turn cancer cells back into healthy tissue

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Researchers in Florida have “programmed” cancer cells back to normal tissue in laboratories. They added molecules called micro-RNA’s to cancerous cells, which stopped the cells replicating out of control. Although...

Stephen Hawking’s speech system released for developers

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The technology used by Professor Stephen Hawking to speak via a computer has been released online by Intel, the company that created it. The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) interprets tiny...

Gene therapy could cure blindness by replacing vision cells in the eye

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Researchers at the University of Manchester have used gene therapy to re-programme vital cells in the eye, to make them sensitive to light again. The treatment has been successful when...