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Materials Science - Innovation - 14:02
VIPCOAT platform launched to make coating industry innovative, sustainable and green
Monday, May 10, 2021 — Vrije Universiteit Brussel is one of 12 partners in seven countries involved in the new VIPCOAT project, which was launched on 1 May under the coordination of Germany's Helmholtz Center Hereon.

Health - 13:03
How can the willingness to be vaccinated be increased among the population?
COVID-19: New study shows which strategies governments can use to achieve "herd immunity" Vaccinations represent the most important and most promising tool in the fight against the coronavirus.

Environment - Health - 12:08
Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London
Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 12:08
Smartphones have led to the ’death of proximity’
A UCL study across nine countries shows smartphones are more than devices we use, they're 'the place where we live' and swap for close contact with others. The most in depth study ever to look at how adults use smartphones reveals how we are 'homeless' when we lose them because they are where we increasingly express our personalities, interests and values.

Economics / Business - 11:01

Health - Pharmacology - 10:08
Bayer to invest in childhood cancer trial at the University of Birmingham
Significant funding from Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition, is enabling the University of Birmingham's Cancer Research UK Clinic

Art and Design - 10:05
A research study analyzes the mingling of documentary and fiction in movies and series
The hybridization of documentary and fictional discourses has recently adopted very specific forms with clear political and cultural implications.

Environment - 10:01
State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasizes the importance of research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial
State Secretary Martina Hirayama virtually attended the third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) on May 8-9, 2021. At ASM3, science ministers and representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations came together to strengthen international cooperation in science and research to advance understanding of the Arctic region, and to support the role of science in policy and decision-making in the Arctic.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 09:00

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 09.05.2021

Campus - Earth Sciences - 07.05.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
Biodiversity loss in warming oceans
A fossil study from Stanford University finds the diversity of life in the world's oceans declined time and again over the past 145 million years during periods of extreme warming.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
Researcher elected to world’s leading scientific society
The University of Queensland's Professor David Craik has been elected as a Fellow of the oldest learned society in the world, the Royal Society, for his outstanding contribution to science.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.05.2021
Health study could save millions of dollars and reduce environmental footprint
Researchers hope to save significant time, money and resources in Australian hospital wards, with findings from a new University of Queensland-led study.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
International Experts Launch First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations
An international team of 91 scientists and conservationists, including from the University of Glasgow, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the United Nations' Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The detailed maps of the seasonal movements of herds worldwide will help governments, indigenous people and local communities, planners, and wildlife managers to identify current and future threats to migrations, and advance conservation measures to sustain them in the face of an expanding human footprint.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Insuring crops from space
Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger. Climate change is increasing drought risk to many areas. Droughts already cause massive yield losses on a regular basis, and coping with this risk is becoming increasingly important to farmers.

Social Sciences - 07.05.2021
3D detectors measure social distancing to help fight Covid-19
3D detectors measure social distancing to help fight Covid-19
A team of EPFL researchers has repurposed an algorithm they initially developed for self-driving cars to help people comply with social distancing requirements.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Popcorn! Packaging for the future?
Forest scientists at Göttingen University develop plant-based, environmentally friendly material Modern packaging must do much more than simply meet the specific requirements for transport, storage and presentation: it must also be sustainable.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 07.05.2021
CMU Leaves Marks on Mars
Carnegie Mellon University Wheels tested at CMU are driven on red planet Wearing 3D glasses and sitting at the flight operations console in Pasadena, California, Carnegie Mellon University graduate Va

Economics / Business - Health - 07.05.2021
Are renters - and the U.S. economy - hurtling toward an ’eviction cliff’
More than a year after COVID-19 lockdowns were imposed, millions of U.S. renters have lost income and are billions of dollars behind in paying rent.

Campus - Linguistics / Literature - 07.05.2021

Campus - 06.05.2021

Health - 06.05.2021
Better access to dental care could help Brazil win battle against COPD
Better access to dental care could help Brazil win battle against COPD
Oral health in Brazil needs better promotion and more accessible public dental services, in order to help tackle the impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - the country's third leading cause of adult death, according to a new study.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.05.2021
University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb
The University of Birmingham is part of a new industry collaboration launched to accelerate drug discovery projects that will fast track research from lab to patient.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 06.05.2021
’Earswitch’ could allow people with neurological conditions to communicate using a hidden ear muscle
The revolutionary device being developed by a GP with researchers at Bath could offer fresh hope for people with conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease.

Environment - 06.05.2021
How To Save Our Planet: The Facts
UCL Professor of Earth System Science Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) aims to arm everyone 'from the pub to Parliament' with facts from his new book on climate change so that we can act together to save the planet.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.05.2021
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2021
Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society. Our new Fellows and Foreign Members are all at the forefronts of their fields from molecular genetics and cancer research to tropical open ecosystems and radar technology.
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