#Schools

Loughborough University develop revolutionary explosive detection device

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Loughborough University has unveiled a new device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye. ExDtect – the brainchild of Loughborough professor John Tyler uses sophisticated laser technology and can remotely scan vehicles, crowded areas, and cargo not just to detect traces of...

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 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for the UN Environment Programme. The report reveals that in 2015, investment in renewable energy was double the amount invested in coal...

National survey shows strong support for women in engineering

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A survey by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and released on International Woman’s Day has shown that 78% of the British public think engineering is a good career choice for women, and that the majority see it as a prestigious profession which should be taught more in schools....

Institute of Physics offers grants to develop STEM projects in Africa

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Thanks to a donation from prize-winning particle physicist Sir Tejinder Virdee, the Institute of Physics is inviting applications for grants to help the development of science and technology in Africa. IOP members and others are invited to apply for funds to kick-start new initiatives aimed at improving the...

Coca-Cola renews schools enterprise competition

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Coca-Cola has announced that it will be renewing its Real Business Challenge for the twelfth consecutive year. The competition, which will have a record 870 secondary schools across 11 regions in the UK competing in a series of challenges, will involve schools devising a litter awareness campaign for...

Less risk for brain injury patients

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Engineers and neurosurgeons have developed a bioresorable brain sensor, which reduces the risk of complications for patients with brain injuries. The implants, developed by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine and engineers at the University of Illinois, are wireless brain sensors which can be absorbed by the...