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UK at the forefront of Quantum technologies

16/06/2019

Experimental quantum science is set to become a commercial reality through planned joint government and industry investment of over £350 million, taking projects from research stage to product testing. New quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionise a range of industries – from cyber security to defence and healthcare.

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16/06/2019

Will Cern’s Large Hadron Collider finally unlock the mysteries of the universe?

He looks a bit 1968 — beard, leather waistcoat, jeans — and his job title is downright hippie-psychedelic. Paul Collier is head of beams. I meet him in a tunnel 300ft below Switzerland, or maybe France. Down here, it’s hard to tell. We are inside the biggest machine in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile ring beneath the villages and farmland on the Franco-Swiss border.

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16/06/2019

Fresh funding to power the vehicles of the future

Funding announced today will support the development of the latest technology for electric car batteries. Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced £23 million of funding, allocated through the Faraday Battery Challenge, that will support the innovative work of UK companies.

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12/06/2019

UKRI Delivery Plans 2019

Our ambitious delivery plans outline how UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK. The 2019-20 Delivery Plans highlight the areas of focus and key activities of UKRI’s nine constituent councils and its cross-cutting themes.

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21/05/2019

UKRI chief executive joins AI Council to supercharge the UK’s artificial intelligence sector

UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) chief executive has been appointed to the newly formed UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Council. He will join experts from industry, academia and data rights to help boost the growth of AI in the UK, promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country.

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21/05/2019

New projects to understand how social, economic and environmental factors impact our health

A new round of funding led by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health. The funding – the first round under the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) – has been earmarked for eight projects tackling the bigger picture factors behind the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - illnesses that can’t be passed from person to person - such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes.

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21/05/2019

Design complete for world’s largest radio telescope ‘brain’

The design of the computer ‘brain’ of the world’s largest radio telescope has been completed by an international group of scientists led by the UK. Once operational, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence

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