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Superman’s legacy: superhuman walking and much more

In August 2018 Claire Lomas completed the Manchester marathon after 8 days, perhaps nothing astonishing you might say, but Claire, a former equestrian eventer, was paralysed from the waist down after a freak riding accident.

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Here’s something that’ll be music to most people’s ears who are involved in R&D. Speaking to the Associated Press, lifelong inventor Wilson Greatbatch said: “Nine things out of 10 don’t work”. But don’t despair, “The 10th one will pay for the other nine”.

Unusual sources of biofuels

Poo-powered cars? Algae electricity? Public transport running on kitchen-oil and congealed fat? These are only some of the biofuel alternatives currently being developed!

Health tracking: the next step in fitness monitoring?

Many people nowadays walk around with devices tracking their every move. Smartwatches and dedicated fitness trackers allow users to measure many aspects of their daily life and fitness activity.

Mid-Ulster firms at top of innovation table, say HMRC

Businesses in Mid-Ulster have topped an “innovation table” after figures from HMRC revealed it has the highest percentage of enterprises investing in research and development (R&D). According to HMRC’s 2016-17 figures, 215 successful claims were made by Mid-Ulster companies, including SMEs and large businesses, for R&D tax relief. This puts the area at the top […]

Aberdeen tops table as innovation hotspot

Aberdeen has grabbed pole position as Scotland’s innovation hotspot, with the resurgent oil and gas sector spearheading research and development (R&D), new research suggests.

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