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Aerospace & Defence
27th May 2024
UK scientists to probe mysteries of dark Universe

A ‘treasure trove’ of data, including papers authored by UK scientists, has been released from the Euclid space telescope.

27th May 2024
Large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant planned for North Wales

Wylfa in Anglesey has been designated by the government as the preferred site for the UK’s third mega-nuclear power station.

Artificial Intelligence
22nd May 2024
AI risks see new commitments at AI Seoul Summit

27 nations, including the United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, France, United States, United Arab Emirates, as well as the European Union, have signed up to developing proposals for assessing AI risks over the coming months, in a set of agreements that bring the AI Seoul Summit to an end.

Artificial Intelligence
22nd May 2024
First companies sign up to international AI safety standards

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that 16 leading international companies have committed to new voluntary international AI standards established at the Bletchley Park summit.

Artificial Intelligence
22nd May 2024
Tech companies agree safety commitments on development of AI

New commitments to develop AI safely have been agreed with 16 AI tech companies spanning the globe, including companies from the US, China, and the Middle East, marking a world-first on the opening day of the AI Seoul Summit.

Artificial Intelligence
21st May 2024
AI technology to help cut cancer waiting lists

Cancer waiting times are set to fall thanks to new AI technology that locates cancer cells 2.5 times quicker than doctors alone.

News & Analysis
20th May 2024
New independent Institute to steer UK semiconductor innovation

A new independent UK Semiconductor Institute will, for the first time, bring together the government, universities, and the private sector to support key components of the government’s Semiconductor Strategy to grow the sector, which is backed by £1billion.

20th May 2024
UK Government opens AI Safety Institute in San Francisco

The UK Government’s pioneering AI Safety Institute is set to broaden its international horizons by opening its first overseas office in San Francisco this summer, Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced.

Women in Tech
17th May 2024
Sellafield Women's Engineering Society recognised at UK awards

Sellafield Ltd’s ‘Women’s Engineering Society’ celebrated its success after winning the ‘Regional Innovation’ category at this year’s Women in Nuclear UK Awards.

Artificial Intelligence
17th May 2024
Safety of advanced AI under the spotlight in new report

New research, supported by over 30 nations, as well as representatives from the EU and the UN, has highlighted the potential impact of AI if governments and society do not deepen their collaboration on AI safety.

17th May 2024
RoboThink gains praise in Parliament

RoboThink which helps children to learn coding through hands-on engineering projects, is set for expansion, following praise in Parliament for its work in helping to develop STEM skills.

Eco Innovation
14th May 2024
New wind turbines blades three times Angel of the North’s wingspan

The world’s most advanced wind turbine test facility will be built in Blyth, Northumberland, as part of an £86m investment in wind power R&D facilities aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and boosting the economy, Science, Research and Innovation Minister, Andrew Griffith, announced.

13th May 2024
UK joins EU supercomputing scheme and opens researcher funding

British researchers, businesses, and academics will have enhanced access to future supercomputer research funding from 13th May 2024 as the UK joins the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC).

Quantum Tech
13th May 2024
Un-jammable UK quantum navigation tech takes flight

In a first-of-its-kind achievement, the UK has successfully completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum navigation systems that cannot be jammed or spoofed by hostile actors.

10th May 2024
New Space for All projects to inspire young people into STEM

The UK Space Agency has allocated funding to 15 projects across the UK, aimed at engaging young people from diverse backgrounds and encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM.

Artificial Intelligence
7th May 2024
AI Seoul Summit set for two days of talks

International governments, companies, academia, and civil society are set to convene later this month at the AI Seoul Summit, following the unveiling of its agenda.

Eco Innovation
30th April 2024
Would you fly on a battery-powered plane? Brits say yes!

Eighty-two per cent of Brits would be open to flying on a hydrogen-powered plane, and 77% would consider flying on planes run entirely on batteries, research to support the Jet Zero Council finds.

Cyber Security
29th April 2024
New cyber laws to protect consumers from cyber criminals come into force in the UK

New cyber laws will come into force as all internet-connected smart devices will be required by law to meet minimum security standards.

Artificial Intelligence
26th April 2024
New competitions to back next wave of AI innovations

Small and medium-sized businesses developing AI innovations in high-growth industries including agrifood, construction, transport and logistics, and the creative industries could receive a share of £7 million as two new competitions launch on Friday 26th April.

22nd April 2024
UK Government pilots new AI regulation and innovation scheme

A new AI regulation and innovation pilot scheme, launched 22nd April and backed by close to £2 million in government funding, will link up AI with digital innovators and regulators to strengthen how they work together to bring forward new breakthroughs.

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