#Investment

Breakthrough Starshot aims to reach Alpha Centauri within a generation.

1 year ago — 1 min read

Breakthrough Starshot is taking a novel approach to space exploration by using "nano craft" to reach Alpha Centauri within 20...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

1 year ago — 2.5 min read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas...

Japanese government builds giant ice wall to surround Fukushima nuclear plant

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

A Japanese project to freeze soil around the decommissioned Fukushima nuclear plant into a giant ice wall has been activated....

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

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Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the...

Birmingham plastics manufacturer wins £1m worth of new contracts

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The UK automotive industry’s boom has positively impacted Birmingham plastic injection moulding specialist Barkley Plastics. The company has announced more...

Business Secretary Sajid Javid announces new multi-million pound fund for degree apprenticeships

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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced on a visit to Manchester Metropolitan University a new £10 million fund to allow...

February delivers 13.1% growth for UK car production

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UK car manufacturing reached double digit growth in February, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has...

TVR to build new sports car factory in Wales

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

British sports car maker TVR will build a £30 million new factory in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, with part of...

Project to build greener cars wins government funding

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A consortium including Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan has received £1.7 million in funding from a government prize, money which...

Nottingham Trent researchers receive $4.4m from US Department of Homeland Security to develop new X-ray scanner

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The US Department of Homeland Security has provided researchers from Nottingham Trent University with $4.4 million to develop an airport...

Siemens announces $1 billion investment in research and development

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Siemens have announced that they intend to hire over 25,000 new employees worldwide per year in the coming years, as...

Chancellor’s budget contains funding for new rail infrastructure and tax cuts for oil & gas

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The 2016 budget, delivered on Wednesday, contains significant tax breaks for the UK’s North Sea oil and gas industry, with...

Battery technology research centre opens in Warwick

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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has opened an Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) at Warwick University, a move which will further research...

London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir to hold world’s largest floating solar power plant

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A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million...

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Researchers at Salford University have begun a €5 million project to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells, a novel material choice which...

Japan’s rival particle accelerator celebrates its first particle collisions

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

The SuperKEKB particle accelerator, which began development in Japan in 2010 and has been seen as a rival to CERN’s...

UK Government announces £204 million fund for PhD students and quantum research

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Universities Minister Jo Johnson has announced that the UK Government will provide £167 million in funding to help train PhD...

Record-breaking £265bn invested in renewable energy last year

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More money was invested in renewables in 2015 than was invested in building new fossil fuel power plants, a report...