Science and innovation: 11 groundbreaking places to visit in the UK | The power of firsts

Iron Bridge
In a town hailed as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the Iron Bridge is a magnificent symbol of its history. The first bridge in the world constructed from iron and now a Unesco world heritage site, its impressive arch stretches over the River Severn below.
Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP

55 Broadway
It may seem relatively dinky compared with some of today’s towers, but thanks to its construction method of stone encasing a steel frame, this grade I art deco building overlooking St James’s Park became London’s first skyscraper in 1921. Don’t miss the sculptures that adorn the exterior.
Westminster, London, SW1H 0BD

Cragside
Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong’s Northumberland home – now a National Trust property – is full of gadgets that were ahead of their time, including fire alarm buttons and an early dishwasher. But it is most notable for being the first house in the

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Prof. Juan de Pablo appointed Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation and Global Initiatives

Prof. Juan de Pablo has been appointed Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, effective immediately.

In his new role, de Pablo—currently the Vice President for National Laboratories, the Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering and senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory—will help drive and support the University’s science, technology and innovation efforts, along with their connection to policy and industry. In close consultation with President Robert J. Zimmer, and in close collaboration with Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, deans and faculty, he will help shape emerging strategic scientific and technological initiatives. He also will provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in close partnership with Madhav Rajan, the dean of Chicago Booth.

De Pablo also will work to build global academic partnerships, extend the reach of the University’s research collaborations with international

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Tesla unveils battery puzzle pieces of smart material science, design, and manufacturing innovation

At its Battery Day event, Tesla unveiled its new 4680 battery cell developed in-house and the manufacturing process behind it.

The highly anticipated presentation went deep into details about all the different pieces of material science, design, and manufacturing innovations that it took to deliver the masterpiece of a puzzle that the automaker needed to put together to reduce battery costs by more than 50% in just 3 years…

Over the last few years, Tesla has been making a lot of moves related to batteries.

We are talking about buying companies like Maxwell and Hibar, and applying for patents on new technology, like a tabless battery cell and a cell to pack design.

While all these moves were mostly evaluated on their own merits, it wasn’t clear how all those things would fit together.

That’s exactly what Tesla demonstrated at its Battery Day.

Tesla explained how they have made major

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Reflecting on My First Time in the Bergami Center of Science, Technology, and Innovation

I was excited to explore the University’s new Bergami Center for the first time, and I came away impressed by the collaborative spaces and cutting-edge technology it offers, as well as the way the building commemorates the University’s past, present, and future.

September 16, 2020

By: Hannah Providence ’22

The Love Resource Zone in the Bergami Center.

Today was a great day. I finally got to walk around campus for the first time in more than five months.

As a commuter student, I’m not at the University as often as I’d like to be, and I spend even more time at home now with my hybrid and online courses.

Hannah Providence in the Bergami Center.
Hannah Providence explores the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the first time.

So, when Chris Fogarty ’21, my fellow communications media intern in the Office of Advancement, offered to give me a tour of the University’s new Bergami

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Citi increases investments in promoting youth employment, skills development and innovation in Taiwan and Asia Pacific

Citigroup and the Citi Foundation announced they will make US$35 million philanthropic investments in Asia Pacific by 2023 to advance economic opportunities and employability for youths from low-income and underserved communities. In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job skills training opportunities for young people in Asia over the next three years.

The regional commitments are part of Citi’s expanded global Pathways to Progress& initiative. This initiative is designed to equip young people with the skills and confidence to improve their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and make a positive impact in their lives and their communities in rapidly changing economies.

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), Asia Pacific is home to more than half of the world’s youth population, with 700 million youth aged 15-24. While they represent 20 percent of the total working-age population, this youth segment accounts for almost half of the Asia Pacific’s

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M’sia to join Covax Vaccine Plan, says Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will join the Covax Vaccine Plan for Covid-19 vaccines, says the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

“The Malaysian government will join the Covid-19 vaccine global access (Covax) to obtain part of the required vaccine needed.

“The government is discussing terms for Malaysia’s entry with the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (Gavi), which is operating Covax,” the ministry said in a statement on Saturday (Sept 19).

In addition to Covax, the ministry said it is also working with other parties to obtain Covid-19 vaccines.

“We are also preparing the agreement to enter the Coalition for Epidemic and Preparedness Innovations (Cepi), as well as a government-to-government agreement with the Chinese government to receive access to the vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical companies in the country.

“The Malaysian government, through the Health Ministry, has also signed several non-disclosure agreements with international pharmaceutical companies that are at phase three testings

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Sec. Rick Perry and Sec. Henry Cisneros Praise American Innovation of Houston-based Technology that Catches and Kills Airborne Coronavirus

IVP Air Joins Former Policymakers and Scientists to Announce Deployments of a Patent-Pending Air Filtration System that Catches and Kills 99.999% Airborne Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) and the InterContinental Hotel – Houston Medical Center announced the installation of a new airborne biodefense protection system at multiple locations across the country, including the InterContinental, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and student housing, Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, True North Classical Academy in Miami, Florida, Slidell Independent School District in Slidell, Texas and Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation with sites in Texas and Las Vegas.

Joining IVP for the luncheon were IVP Founder & CEO Monzer Hourani, former Texas Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, key members of the technology’s scientific team, and representatives

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Brain Mapping Foundation tackles COVID-19 pandemic through science, technology, innovation, and policy endorsing California Proposition 14-2020

Proposition 14-2020 provides $5.5B in total to continue stem cell research including $1.5B for the support of research and development of treatments toward neurological disorders.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) and Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) have been on the forefront of combatting COVID-19 with their enormous network of scientists, physicians, and engineers worldwide.  BMF and SBMT formed a COVID-19 global taskforce in February of 2020 and by the first week of March they were connected to 5 different global taskforces in Asia, South America, North America, Middle East and India in real time. “Our taskforce coordinated efforts with our global membership and collaborators to rapidly advance our understanding of COVID-19,” said Vicky Yamamoto, Ph.D., Executive Director of SBMT, Co-Chair of COVID-19 Taskforce and Cancer Scientist, USC-Keck School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

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US technology embargo list gives China a blueprint for home-grown innovation over the next decade, top science official says



China is looking to make home-grown strides in innovative technology, such as the development of advanced aircraft tyres and computer chips, to reduce its reliance on the United States. Photo: EPA


China is looking to make home-grown strides in innovative technology, such as the development of advanced aircraft tyres and computer chips, to reduce its reliance on the United States. Photo: EPA

China’s top science and technology official says the central government is viewing Washington’s list of embargoed or controlled technologies to China as an outline for what to focus on over the next decade, reflecting Beijing’s strategy of enhancing domestic research to cut reliance on American technologies.

“The US’ technological containment list will be our mission for scientific and technological development,” Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

The aim is to avoid “being strangled” technologically, he said. “We must focus on core technologies, key materials, techniques and basic algorithms, and take the initiative in areas such as mask aligners (which produce integrated circuits), tyres (for aircraft) and

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Citi Steps Up Its Commitment to Youth Employment, Skills Development and Innovation across Asia Pacific

  • As part of the expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative, Citi and the Citi Foundation to collectively invest US$35 million in philanthropic contributions and grants to improve the employability of youth from low-income and underserved communities in Asia by 2023
  • Citi Asia Pacific to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job-skills training opportunities for youth over the next three years 
  • Young people to continue to be positioned front and center in tackling most pressing challenges in Asia and accelerating progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 September 2020 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) – Citi Asia Pacific and the Citi Foundation today announced a collective commitment of US$35 million in philanthropic investments to advance economic opportunities and employability for youth from low-income and underserved communities in the region by 2023.  In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000

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