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Material Progress – and How to Achieve It

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In every sense, we live in a material world and the drive to develop smarter, lighter, more versatile and resilient materials shows no sign of decelerating. Whether designed to withstand brutal operating environments, save energy or bring life-saving medical advances within reach, there’s a constant thirst for the next generation of game-changers – and the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery (IMD) is delivering the innovation, imagination and inspiration needed to succeed. Under its Director, Professor Kwang-Leong Choy, and with a growing network of collaborators – including other SES members plus partners worldwide – the IMD is already an established institute...
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Emerald Gives Green Light to Oilfield Breakthrough

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Pioneering software designed to help the oil and gas industry boost production and profits has been developed with crucial input from Emerald, the UK’s most powerful supercomputer of its kind. The brainchild of Oxfordshire start-up Ridgeway Kite Software, the new tool is set to deliver a big leap forward in the ability to simulate oil and gas reservoirs – benefiting engineers facing key decisions on how many wells to drill and exactly where to locate them. Harnessing Emerald, a cutting-edge facility developed by three SES members, has helped enable rapid development at affordable cost and confirmed the software’s suitability for use...
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Smarter household energy data: opportunities and challenges for scaling up research

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The UK Data Service and the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology, UCL, are pleased to host a meeting on scaling up social science research infrastructure to exploit big data, with a focus on household energy data. We are gathering input from researchers working in this field on data and platform needs. The work is part of a recent knowledge exchange award won by the UK Data Service and South Africa’s DataFirst under a 2015 ESRC/NRF International Centre Partnerships call. If you are a researcher who is actively engaged in this area, we invite you to join us to hear about…

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