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Green labs go global with LEAF

Sustainable practices are becoming the norm in labs across the world thanks to the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).

A fibre laser cutting metal at the Zepler Institute. Fibre lasers use considerably less energy than traditional methods and are a key means of decarbonising manufacturing.

How QR funding supports innovation and jobs in our universities

Quality-related research funding has been described by the Russell Group of universities as “the invisible force holding up the UK’s research ecosystem”.

Accelerating pathways to climate neutral aviation

A research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge is building an interactive model to explore how aviation could transition to net-zero climate emissions.

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What Spending Review 2021 means for science and engineering

With public investment in R&D set to rise to £20bn, CaSE’s James Tooze takes a look through the highlights of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

Professor Liudi Jiang, head of Southampton’s Engineering Materials Research Group, is the LOMIS principal investigator.

Tackling health inequalities through technology

Heath conditions such as diabetes may have a massive impact on an individual, but their prevalence also reflects inequalities in society.

Shoppers on London's Oxford Street (By: Mary Hinckley) © UCL Media Services - University College London

Recovery can be achieved through empowering our regions – including England’s south east

Regional collaborations, coupled with sustained R&D investment, can support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

A woman pictured using the UCL / Ventura developed CPAP breathing aid (credit: James Tye / UCL)

Using the equipment sharing database to tackle COVID-19

University equipment sharing databases were a response to new grant funding requirements, but Chris Wilkinson reports that the University of Cambridge’s database is taking on added significance in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guest Post: ISIS – access the atomic-scale

Beamtime and Batteries at a World-leading Neutron and Muon source My first interaction with the UK neutron and muon source, ISIS, was to apply for …

Guest Post: Gender Summit 2018

When a variable becomes the question: The changing role of gender in present-day research. Sergio A. Silverio Psychologist & Research Assistant in Qualitative Methods, Institute …

Guest Post: A Vision of the Future

Susan Sun is a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Storage and its Applications at the University of Southampton. Her interest …

Guest Post: Inspiring New Science

Lei Tan is a PhD student from Queen Mary University of London under the guidance of three supervisors: Prof. Martin Dove, Dr Andrei Sapelkin and …

Guest Post: Exploring the Materials Genome

Currently a PhD candidate in the group of Prof. Angelos Michaelides at UCL, Patrick studied Chemistry (MSc, BSc) at the University of Warwick where his …