science

Beach clean data could boost science

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 02/06/2020 - 3:28pm

Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.

Numerous organisations run beach cleans in the UK – but data collection is done in a variety of ways, making it difficult for scientists to analyse.

The University of Exeter is contacting 25 leading beach cleaning organisations to discover the difficulties of data collection and improve data-sharing. 

The project has today (Thursday) been awarded a £20k Citizen Science Exploration Grant by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI).

Pint of Science

Event Date: 
20/05/2019 - 7:00pm to 22/05/2019 - 9:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter

<p>Running from the 20th-22nd of May the international, three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously bringing their research out of the lab to share with the public in over 300 cities across 24 countries. Founded seven years ago by two UK researchers, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals. New for 2019 is the festival theme “What Next?” – we’ll be posing this critical question to researchers working across a huge range of scientific disciplines.</p>

Lights! Planets! People! Molly Naylor, Karen Hill

Lights! Planets! People! - in Exeter

Event Date: 
03/02/2019 - 8:00pm to 8:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Insightful, moving, funny and inspirational take on the interconnected worlds of women, science and space travel

Six months ago renowned space scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets beyond our solar system. It did not go well. Then her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. Maggie’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

Rock and roll flirting is a fishy first

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:02am

Fish at Living Coasts in Torquay have been observed performing a mating behaviour that zookeepers think has never before been recorded. Animal experts filmed female four-eyed fish (Anableps anableps) rocking from side-to-side; this appeared to attract the male to come and mate.

Thompson Jenner LLP back Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology

Authored by ThompsonJenner
Posted: Tue, 07/31/2018 - 6:53am

Leading independent city Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers , Thompson Jenner LLP, has made a two-year deal to support the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST), joining a group of prestigious organisations that fund the group’s work to support the growth of Exeter’s science and technology sector. 

Digital currencies, blockchain and crypto currencies explained at summer event

Authored by exeterchamber
Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 7:12am

On Thursday 19th July, the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) is hosting an event to discuss the evolution of digital currencies.

Robert McIlwraith, chairman of ExIST, said “The development of digital currencies presents opportunities and challenges, which businesses must meet. We are pleased to invite great speakers to help us examine this topic. I encourage anyone with a business focus in science and technology, as well as an interest in cryptocurrencies, to attend to the event.”

Dartmoor Zoo supports campaign to encourage women into STEM careers

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:12am

Dartmoor Zoo, renowned for its international conservation and education programmes, has welcomed 167 young women and schoolgirls to an evening of inspiring talks, expert advice, and close-up encounters with some of the zoo’s smaller amphibian and invertebrate residents.

Arranged by Women in STEM Plymouth (WISP), and sponsored by Babcock International, the event, which was designed to encourage school girls and young women into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), was heralded as a tremendous success.

ExIST explores artificial intelligence and robotics technologies in Exeter at a ‘state of the art’ venue

Authored by exeterchamber
Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:25am

On Thursday 19th October, the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) will be taking a closer look at AI and Robotics, focusing on emerging technologies, the sector’s impact on the workplace and the implications and effects of both on workplace and education needs currently and in the future.

Confirmed speakers for October’s quarterly event will include; Kate Doodson, Joint Chief Executive of Cosmic, David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation at EDF and John Laramy, Principal at Exeter College.

ExIST explores artificial intelligence and robotics technologies in Exeter

Event Date: 
19/10/2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Venue: 
Exeter College Technology Centre

On Thursday 19th October, Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) will be taking a closer look at AI and Robotics, focusing on emerging technologies, the sector’s impact on the workplace and the implications and effects of both on workplace and education needs currently and in the future.

Soapbox Science returns to Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:00pm

Ever wondered what happens in your brain when you eat chocolate? Or whether Nemo’s dad should’ve been less worried about finding his son and more concerned about ocean acidification?

Possibly not the latter – but these and a host of other fascinating questions will be tackled by top scientists on Saturday 24 June in Exeter.

Soapbox Science is returning to the city for its third year, with 12 female scientists standing on soapboxes in Princesshay Square to talk to the public.

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