Archive for September 7th, 2017:

Bid to rescue Ben Nevis weather data

Image copyright Royal Meteorological Society Collection Image caption The observatory was funded largely by the Scottish Meteorological Society Scientists are seeking the public’s assistance in rescuing a unique set of weather records gathered at the summit of the UK’s highest mountain. From 1883 to 1904, meteorologists were stationed atop Ben Nevis, logging temperature, precipitation, wind

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Ministers want ‘ambitious’ post-Brexit research deal

Image copyright LEWIS HOUGHTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Ministers will aim to negotiate a special status for the UK’s membership of the European Union’s science funding bodies after exiting the EU. They say they want a “more ambitious agreement” on research collaboration than other non-EU countries Details of the government’s negotiating stance on science have been published

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Research grants ‘boost jobs and growth’

Image copyright Clyde Space Image caption RD grants to Glasgow-based Clyde Space have helped the firm become a successful small satellite manufacturing company A national study shows that RD grants to firms significantly boosts growth and creates jobs. Grants totalling £8bn led to growth worth £43bn and created around 150,000 jobs. The findings back the

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