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Scientists reveal it's raining diamonds on Neptune

Added: 21 Aug 2017

While the earth has experienced freak rainstorms of fish, frogs and even golfballs, its sister plan…

DNA

Synthetic biology start-ups doubled every five years in UK

Added: 10 Aug 2017

The number of synthetic biology start-ups in the UK between 2000 and 2016 has doubled every five ye…

Eurofins’ new £4 million laboratory brings testing under one roof

Added: 4 Aug 2017

Work has finished on Eurofins’ new high-tech laboratory site for testing water and pharmaceutical p…

Manufacturing Barometer

Exports increase prompts growth in UK manufacturing

Added: 1 Aug 2017

UK manufacturing was boosted last month thanks to improved export performance, according to the lat…

Politics’ uncertain gains

Added: 31 Jul 2017

Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing we can be certain of in the political arena these days, after…

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

North Sea offshore oil and gas

UK offshore oil and gas safety record improving says report

Added: 27 Jul 2017

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has reported its lowest ever incidence of so-called ‘dangero…

CBI and EEF reports reveal upturn in UK manufacturing performance

Added: 25 Jul 2017

Reports from the CBI and EEF published this week suggest that manufacturing output in the UK is imp…

Fit for the purpose: choosing the right valves for efficient flow

Added: 24 Jul 2017

Ensure you have the most effective valves and you minimise a proportion of the risk inherent in man…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield firefighters postpone strike action

Added: 20 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have suspended plans to strike for two days in July.

fire firemen

Pay dispute escalates as Sellafield firefighters call second day of strikes

Added: 18 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have confirmed they will strike for a second day due to…

icheme skills graduates

Work experience ‘more reliable’ than socio-economic background in chemical engineering, report finds

Added: 17 Jul 2017

Work experience is ‘more reliable’ than socio-economic background when predicting employment potent…

Hot topic: thermal imagers power efficiency drive in food and drink

Added: 11 Jul 2017

Thermal imagers have the ability to detect fluctuations across a wide temperature scale, and theref…

‘Act now to boost UK food and drink’s global competitiveness’

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Government must act fast to ensure that the food and drink sector in Britain maintains its workforc…

EngineeringUK announces new chief executive

Added: 5 Jul 2017

EngineeringUK announced today that Mark Titterington has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Oil & gas: the shale debate returns

Added: 4 Jul 2017

Shale is back on the agenda as process industry feedstocks and energy supply are threatened by our …

News viewpoint: how the General Election result will affect the process sectors

Added: 4 Jul 2017

The hung parliament that has emerged diminishes the likelihood of a hard Brexit, but brings other p…

Skills shortage ‘costs UK industry £2 billion a year’

Added: 3 Jul 2017

Britain’s burgeoning skills shortage is already costing the country £2 billion in recruitment costs…

Steel firm hit with £1m fine after man injured in explosion

Added: 29 Jun 2017

Steel manufacturer Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering has been handed a £1 million fine after an ox…

GMB in ‘last ditch’ talks to avoid Sellafield firefighters strike

Added: 27 Jun 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have threatened a series of strikes in July unless a di…