Robot farm: Pioneering facilities are a game-changer for UK atomic research

University of Bristol Press release issued: 20 October 2021 The University of Bristol is leading an initiative to make cutting-edge robotics, drones and testing spaces available for nuclear research with the launch of four ‘Hot Robotics’ facilities in the UK. The aim of the game-changing National Nuclear User Facility for Hot Robotics (NNUF-HR) is to make robotics and facilities readily available to researchers from both academia and industry, to facilitate ground-breaking, impactful nuclear research. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the four NNUF-HR sites are managed by the individual…

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IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

University of Maryland, College Park News Release CONTACTS: Sara Gavin , 301-405-0603 sgavin@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md.—IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices born out of research at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Duke University, becomes the newest member of the Quantum Startup Foundry at UMD. This collaboration builds upon a strong partnership and a shared commitment between IonQ and UMD to accelerate cutting-edge quantum technologies and develop a thriving quantum ecosystem in the region. The announcement coincides with the news that IonQ has received the 2021 Innovation Award from the Association…

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Africa’s rural universities aren’t delivering for the 21st Century–Unisa Researcher

By Chinaza Uleanya, Researcher, University of South Africa (Unisa) Education has been described as a tool for development. In certain instances, a good, stable and quality educational system is synonymous to development. But to play this role, education systems need to stay relevant. Institutions of learning and training centres must adjust their educational systems as well as their curricula to suit the demands of current times. This has happened through the centuries. As major changes have occurred in society – or put another way as industrial revolutions have taken root – higher education…

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Jobless graduate learns new skills at ICT centre

From RUFORUM EENGODI – A Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduate, who is volunteering at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) rural centre at Onamishu Eengodi constituency, says she has broadened her knowledge in a field she never studied for. The volunteering work also help her make ends meet. Natalia Petrus, who was inspired following information technology training by Oshikoto MICT a year ago, holds a Bachelor of Transport Management and a Bachelor of Business Management she obtained in 2019 and 2020 respectively.  “I enjoy being at…

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U. Texas Twin Astronomer Probes ‘DNA’ of Twin Stars to Reveal Family History of the Milky Way

UT News Astronomer Keith Hawkins (left), an assistant professor at UT Austin, is pictured with twin brother Kevin Hawkins. Credit: Rob Hardin AUSTIN, Texas — Twin stars appear to share chemical “DNA” that could help scientists map the history of the Milky Way galaxy, according to new research by astronomer Keith Hawkins of The University of Texas at Austin accepted for publication in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Hawkins knows something about twin similarities and differences, being himself a fraternal twin. His own study of stellar twins…

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From UChicago to Nobel: How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution

University of Chicago News/Helen Greg Prof. John Goodenough’s invention of the lithium-ion battery has helped power modern electronics, including cell phones, laptop computers and electric cars. Photo courtesy of University of Texas at Austin At age 97, alum and pioneering inventor of the lithium-ion battery to receive Nobel Prize John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World War II: “I don’t understand you veterans,” said John A. Simpson, a new UChicago instructor who had…

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Engineering a nationwide plan to reduce campus food waste, hunger

UF News/UTI      youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-Zh-ERAR8?rel=0%5D      Video by Brianne Lehan/UF Photography   It happens daily at college campuses around the country: A truck pulls up to a restaurant or dining hall to deliver fresh ingredients. Then another comes to collect and dispose of leftover food — a service the restaurants pay for. What if we could change that system, so the first truck collected the leftover food and delivered it to local charities along their delivery route? “We have all this food that’s being thrown away, and all of these…

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