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2011-09-21 15:06:04

Researchers at the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the Northern Ireland Semiconductor Research Centre (NISRC) at Queen's University Belfast have devised a way to eliminate the need for motors in space borne radiometers by incorporating liquid crystals in their Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) antenna arrays. The project has attracted funding of £0.5 million from the European Space Agency (ESA) and £100,000 from economic...

2011-09-19 04:40:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, September 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has announced the refurbishment of two giant ships that the company will be introducing on the Irish Sea later this year. The identical 'sister' ships 'Stena Superfast VII' and 'Superfast VIII' will be the biggest ferries ever to sail between Northern Ireland and Scotland and will undergo a refit programme at the Remotova shipyard in Poland which the company claims will ensure that they are the most...

2011-09-17 07:00:00

Replify, a global provider of software-only WAN optimization solutions for remote and mobile workers, has released version 4.0 of its Replify Accelerator product. Accelerator provides acceleration and optimization of key application protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, CIFS, MAPI and FTP, without custom hardware. Belfast, UK (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 Replify, a global provider of software-only WAN optimization solutions for remote and mobile workers, has released version 4.0 of its Replify...

2011-09-13 12:55:23

Newly published cyber security report identifies key research priorities for safeguarding the Internet of tomorrow Outcome of CSIT's Belfast 2011 Cyber Summit represents a global collective strategy for world's leading research institutes Developing self-learning, self aware cyber security technologies, protecting smart utility grids and enhancing the security of mobile networks are among the top research priorities needed to safeguard the internet of tomorrow, according to a report...

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2011-08-12 13:30:19

The 2010 ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano that disrupted air travel in the UK and cost European businesses more than $2.6 billion was likely a once in a lifetime event, according to scientists, who have analyzed a record of past similar events stretching back into prehistory across northern Europe. Their analysis showed that past ash clouds like the one seen in 2010 occurred on an average of once every 56 years. A report of the findings has been published in the journal...

2011-07-27 10:08:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line, the largest ferry company on the Irish Sea, has signed a sponsorship deal with another giant, the Belfast Giants, in a two year title sponsorship deal. The Stena Line Belfast Giants will take to the ice in August for a special pre-season Hockey Fest Weekend at the Odyssey on 27th and 28th against the Nottingham Panthers and will play their first competitive home game at the Odyssey against the Sheffield Steelers...

2011-07-01 09:28:00

DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has expressed its delight at the announcement that its acquisition of the DFDS routes from Belfast to Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast to Heysham has been fully approved by the Competition Commission. The acquisition, which amounts to approximately GBP40M investment, will enable Stena Line [http://www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry ] to improve its service on the Irish Sea by offering several different alternatives...

2011-06-10 06:37:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Proteins found in frog skin may be used to treat cancer, diabetes, stroke and transplant patients by regulating the growth of blood vessels, according to new research. Investigators from Queen's University Belfast identified two proteins that can be used to regulate angiogenesis, which is the process by which blood vessels grow in the body. They say this discovery could potentially help them develop new treatments for more than 70 major diseases and conditions that...

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2011-06-07 14:25:00

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that proteins in frog skins could be used to treat cancer, diabetes, stroke and transplant patients by regulating the growth of blood vessels. The researchers identified two proteins, or "peptides", which can be used in a controlled and targeted way to regulate "angiogenesis."  The discovery holds the potential to develop new treatments for more than seventy major diseases and conditions that affect over a billion people...

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2011-06-06 13:19:17

A groundbreaking new test for male infertility, which will save time, money and heartache for couples around the world, has been developed at Queen's University Belfast. The medical breakthrough, known as the SpermComet, has resulted from more than a decade's research by Professor Sheena Lewis, who leads the Reproductive Medicine research group at Queen's. The SpermComet provides unique information that no other test offers. By measuring damaged DNA in individual sperm, it can predict the...