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Research & Development News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Research & Development News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.


Chemists have synthesised a catalyst for biofuel

The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia’s (RUDN) chemist has synthesised a catalyst to produce gamma-valerolactone, a "green" biofuel. The catalyst, based on zirconium dioxide and...
robot sewer

Sending robots to inspect our sewers

The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Waxahachie, USA, are working on robotic assessments of several miles of the city's sewer...
Microscopic gingerbread house

Scientists have created a microscopic gingerbread house

Canadian researchers have created a microscopic gingerbread house, believed to be the smallest in the world, half the size of the one created in...
Science commissioner

The legacy of Science Commissioner, Carlos Moedas

In September, SciTech Europa Quarterly attended the  Science|Business conference – ‘Horizon Europe: New Parliament, new Commission, new agenda’ event in Brussels. It was at this...
Jawed ancestors

Our jawed ancestors made their cousins extinct

New fossil records demonstrate how our aquatic ancestors rose to dominance by becoming predators of their jawless cousins. Palaeontologist at the University of Manchester have...
Macaques grooming

Having best friends helps with macaque survival

Scientists from the University of Exeter have proven that close friendships improve the survival chances of macaques. Researchers at the University of Exeter have studied...
Animal testing

Investigating public attitudes towards animal testing

New research launched will identify how aware the general public is on animal testing and research for medical, chemical and cosmetic purposes. The unique study...

Mongooses end pregnancies to cope with lack of food

Studies show that wild female banded mongooses may use spontaneous miscarriages in order to cope with competitive reproduction and limited resources. 15 years of research...

Tortoises remember what you did last summer

New research by the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) shows that humans have long underestimated the intelligence and memory of tortoises. Scientists have...
Managing listeria in the frozen food industry

Managing listeria in the frozen food industry

A new study has resulted in the development of a modelling tool to assist the frozen food industry in managing listeriosis risks. Published in Journal...

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