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2013-02-07 08:33:18

DARESBURY, England, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer visited Sci-Tech Daresbury [http://www.sci-techdaresbury.com ] to announce a GBP30 million government investment into the world-leading Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC [http://www.stfc.ac.uk ]) super-computing facilities at the site. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/594335 ) The funding will be used to support the progress of power efficient...

2013-01-14 02:25:54

AMSTERDAM, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, has signed an agreement with EPSRC to provide them with access to SciVal Spotlight, SciVal Strata, and Scopus. EPSRC will use these products and tools to support evaluation of the impact of UK research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC is one of the largest UK research councils and...

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2011-05-13 09:55:00

MPs said that deep-funding cuts put the U.K.'s prominence in astronomy and particle physics at risk. The Science and Technology Committee said astronomy funding will drop 20 percent over a four year period. MPs said some of the resulting cuts are likely to deter scientists from working in the U.K. The government said it has protected the science budget but is not able to make individual funding decisions. Committee chairman Labor MP Andrew Miller told BBC:  "If you don't invest in big...

2010-12-23 04:00:00

SLOUGH, England, December 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider, Logicalis (http://www.uk.logicalis.com/), today announced that its high-density data centre (HDDC) and range of Made to Measure cloud services are now natively connected into JANET (http://www.ja.net/), the network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK. Logicalis' connection to the unique high bandwidth academic network will provide a range of data centre and cloud services, including...

2009-09-01 13:36:07

A total of £7M funding has been announced today by two public-private collaborations led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) will fund research into the relationship between what we eat and how healthy we are. The Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology Club (IBTI Club) will fund research into technology to help replace fossil fuel derived chemicals and consumer products with green alternatives....

2008-07-15 18:00:15

By ALAN WESTON TWO cutting-edge science centres are to be created at the Daresbury campus after the Government announced a pounds 65m investment. The funding by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) will see a world-leading computer sciences centre and a research facility to develop detector systems at Daresbury. It is the latest twist in a rollercoaster year for the campus, near Warrington. In January, high-tech science staff at the governmentrun Daresbury...