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....The company says the eventual plan is to deploy its artificial intelligence "in areas of medicine and science". Prof Noel Sharkey, a computer scientist at Sheffield University, said it is still a long way from creating a general intelligence. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....In fact, that was the point. Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist who urged scientists to develop it, wanted to liberate women sexually and socially, to put them on a more equal footing with men. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:11:28 AM
....The company says the eventual plan is to deploy its artificial intelligence "in areas of medicine and science". Prof Noel Sharkey, a computer scientist at Sheffield University, said it is still a long way from creating a general intelligence. ...
Reproductive rebels image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
....In fact, that was the point. Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist who urged scientists to develop it, wanted to liberate women sexually and socially, to put them on a more equal footing with men. ...
Let’s move to Rothbury, Northumberland: ‘It’s pretty near perfect’ image
.... To the train station with you. What a place: Cragside was built on the outskirts of remote Rothbury by William Armstrong, a Victorian multimillionaire arms manufacturer, scientist and ship-builder, using the most famous architect, Richard Norman Shaw, and the highest technology of the day. ...
TV dinners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:37:27 PM
.... . Experiments by behavioural scientists show that we make very different decisions about what to eat depending on how far away the meal is. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
...."I don't believe they are behind this. because this is way too widespread," Jaime Blasco, chief scientist at security provider AlienVault, told PC World. ...
Shocking discovery? Money earned by exploitation is less rewarding, study shows image
. It’s the age-old question: does money buy happiness? The answer, according to scientists, depends on how you make your fortune. ...
Battery bonanza image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
....Failing that, they asked friends to give their legs a good, hard pull as they dangled from the gallows to ensure their death. Their freshly hanged bodies, they knew, would be handed to scientists for anatomical studies. ...
'After Brexit people will fall in love with English apples again' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:00:03 AM
.... But Suzannah’s father, Sir John Starkey, has been instrumental in saving the legacy of the Bramley apple. In 1994, he encouraged Professor Ted Cocking, a bioscientist from the University of Nottingham who cloned the Major Oak, to do the same with the Bramley tree. ...
Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:01 PM
. Plain cigarette cartons featuring large, graphic health warnings could persuade 300,000 people in the UK to quit smoking if the measure has the effect it had in Australia, scientists say. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....This type of image recognition system is increasingly important in healthcare diagnostics. Machine learning is also powering scientists' ability to make new discoveries. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
...."My lecturer instilled in me the power of numbers and calculation, how it gives you the ability to predict things; in that sense the subject always felt magical," she says. Now Irina, 26, is a data scientist at Russian online lender, ID Finance, enjoying a lucrative career devising analytical models to determine loan eligibility. ...
Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:38:17 AM
.... . Karsten Nohl, chief scientist at Berlin's Security Research Labs, told the BBC: "All I need is a glass or something you have touched in the past. ...
Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:41 AM
. Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. ...
Ultrasonic clothes dryer 'halves drying time' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 02:15:16 PM
....As well as speeding up the drying process, it is expected to use up to 70% less energy than conventional dryers. The dryer has been developed by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, in partnership with General Electric. ...
Coalition announces dramatic public service decentralisation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:06:16 AM
....Joyce has been heavily criticised for forcing the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to Armidale in northern New South Wales. The forced relocation prompted 20 of 100 regulatory scientists to leave the agency, despite APVMA employees being offered significant incentives to stay. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
....In his role as the director of the organisation's Information Processing Techniques Office, Mr Taylor wanted to address the fact different institutions were duplicating research on the limited number of computer mainframes available. In particular, he wanted to make "timesharing" more efficient - the simultaneous use of each computer by multiple scientists using different terminals, who could share files and send messages to each other. ...
Facing the future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 11:29:50 PM
.... . Attempts to invent artificial intelligence are generally dated to 1956, and a summer workshop at Dartmouth College for scientists with a pioneering interest in "machines that use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves". ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
....Borkowski looks the quintessential bureaucrat: balding, bespectacled. He is smart – a former rocket scientist, in fact. ...
Lyrics battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:21:14 PM
....After a long-running protest, Yale University announced earlier this year that it would re-name Calhoun College, named after a 19th Century advocate of slavery. It is now to be named after a female computer scientist, Grace Murray Hopper. ...
Abbot Point coal port spill causes 'massive contamination' of Queensland wetland image
....The caveat was that the licence did not “authorise environmental harm”, an environment department spokeswoman said. Norm Duke, a principal research scientist at James Cook University’s TropWater unit and an expert in diagnosing contamination of wetlands, said an aerial image of the area showed “there’s undoubtedly going to be environmental harm”. ...
Shell move 'could be in breach of international law' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:00:34 AM
....When it proposed sinking the oil storage installation at sea in 1995, it prompted direct action by Greenpeace. Greenpeace UK chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said: "The plans in their current form don't allow international law to be upheld, because it's not possible for regulators to really understand what the proposition is. ...
'See you in court': activists ready for Trump to relax smog and drilling rules image
....Before the former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt – who has questioned established climate science – was named to lead of the EPA, he was part of the coalition challenging the smog rule in court. John Walke, clean air director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this week accused Trump of “pushing baseless litigation mounted by Scott Pruitt before he was put in charge of the EPA over the consensus of doctors and scientists”. ...
Why Silicon Valley wants to thwart the grim reaper | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... But the point of that is not to abolish death but to make the natural process of ageing more tolerable towards the end. And that’s what the majority of scientists and doctors are trying to achieve. ...
Economists have to let go of the delusion that they have all the answers | Tim Thornton image
.... In reality, starting with an economic analysis, particularly a narrow economic analysis, can be very much the wrong starting point on which to analyse many issues; and that includes some economic issues. Sometimes it is a political scientist, philosopher, historian, sociologist or anthropologist that can supply the best foundation for analysis. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
....It is not the first time sugar has divided us from the continent. Extracting sucrose from beet on an industrial scale is said to date from the Napoleonic wars when Britain blockaded shipments of cane from tropical growers, and Napoleon set his scientists to work finding alternative ways of keeping sugar on the shelves of Europe. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....The ONS will work with universities, governments, charities and businesses on developing its use of data. At the opening on Monday, data scientists and apprentices at the new campus will hear from the non-profit foundation Flowminder about how it uses satellite images and mobile phone data to map populations and track migration. ...
Dyson plays down hard Brexit concerns as company posts £2.5bn record sales image
....Dyson is planning further expansion by opening 25 new shops around the world, including one on Fifth Avenue in New York. The company, which employs 3,500 engineers and scientists, has also committed to a significant expansion in the UK by opening a new 517-acre campus near its base in Wiltshire. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....It knows where people get on and off and it can start to see patterns in the data - for instance, someone who uses the system during the day but not at peak times is likely to be a student or a retired person, someone who has one day a week when they don't use the network may work from home that day, someone who takes a brief diversion along their usual route may be dropping off a child at nursery. "The data can be used to inform future expansion, whether we need to add a bus route or increase the frequency of trains, to alleviate capacity issues by informing people about the most crowded times and places and generally helps us to understand customers better," said Gabriel Goulet Langlois, a data scientist at TfL. ...
Torrey Canyon disaster – the UK's worst-ever oil spill 50 years on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 08:00:33 AM
.... The government, led by prime minister and Scilly Isles holidayer Harold Wilson, unleashed RAF bombers to sink the wreck and released thousands of tonnes of detergent that proved toxic to marine life. “The cure was worse than the malady,” said Stephen J Hawkins, a scientist at the Plymouth-based Marine Biological Association, which studied the spill’s impact on wildlife and habitats. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....“We urgently need to close the ‘internet blind spot’ in the regulation of political campaigning,” he said, writing in an open letter marking the 28th anniversary of his invention. The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. ...
Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image image
.... The sands are a glutinous, bitumen-addled mix when extracted from the ground and a huge amount of energy is need to turn them into synthetic crude oil. Leading scientists have warned that exploiting tar sands would be “game over” for tackling climate change, and Shell has faced shareholder rebellions in the past over the risks it faced from exploiting the carbon-intensive oil. ...
Budget 2017: £2bn for social care and tax rise for self-employed image
Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018 image
....In November, Nestlé announced it had made a key breakthrough in food science that would allow it to reduce sugar by up to 40%. It claimed its scientists had found a way to “structure sugar differently”. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... The small Canadian brand Arc’teryx produces a high-end line called Veilance, which promises “minimalist style with total performance”, and looks as if Prada made high-tech outdoor gear, with prices to match. Canada Goose, whose “Arctic luxury apparel” is worn by scientists at the South Pole, offers a “Kensington” Parka priced at £850. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
.... “Inventions to reduce pollution exposure have a rapidly growing market, but are also in a competitive marketplace,” Dobbing adds. According to Dr David Green, an environmental scientist at King’s College London, the best way of reducing high concentrations of particles and gases is to stop them getting into the atmosphere in the first place. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... . Until the 1970s, scientists kept discovering new antibiotics: when bacteria evolved resistance to one type, we could introduce another. ...
Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:17:55 PM
.... . The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines, based on real female scientists, engineers and astronauts. ...
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
.... The world outside Europe is expanding faster than Europe, and that is the same for Dyson,” he said. The tycoon said that Britain is a “great place to do business” due to the low rate of corporation tax, the skills of engineers and scientists, and the decline in the value of the pound against the dollar and euro. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
.... It warned of extreme weather, floods, famines and climate refugees as fossil fuel burning warmed the world. The serious warning was “endorsed by a uniquely broad consensus of scientists in their report to the United Nations at the end of 1990”, the film noted. ...
UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:42:08 AM
....But the government was criticised last year for its support of the UK tech scene. As part of the new digital strategy, computer scientist Prof Dame Wendy Hall and tech CEO Jerome Pesenti, former chief data scientist at IBM, have been asked to review the UK's artificial intelligence sector. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
.... DigitalGlobal eventually acquired the firm. It's an example of how increasingly complex, high-resolution satellite images are being offered to wider audiences - amateurs, scientists, businesses, governments - via cloud platforms that can handle and share these huge digital files. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....In an email to staff on Monday Kalanick said: “The company is hurting. ” He revealed that 85% of employees in engineering, product management and scientist roles were men – slightly more than at Facebook and Google, and the same as Twitter. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....Uber has hired the former US attorney general Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexual harassment after an engineer went public with claims that she repeatedly faced sexism and discrimination at the ride-sharing company. In a staff email shared with the Guardian on Monday, Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said Holder would conduct an “independent review” and also revealed that women made up only 15% of the company’s workforce in engineering, product management and scientist roles. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... That professional defensiveness has done them no favours. When Michael Gove compared economists to the scientists who worked for Nazi Germany and declared the “people of this country have had enough of experts”, he was shamelessly courting a certain type of Brexiter. ...
Quinoa genome unveiled in search for hardy crop to feed world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 01:42:16 AM
. The near-complete genome of quinoa was unveiled on Wednesday by scientists who say the grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes could help feed a hungry world. ...
New breed of members' club blurs lines between business and pleasure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:20:20 AM
....“People build businesses together because of what we call creative collision,” Lewis explains. “[When] you’ve got a copywriter, a web designer, and a rocket scientist [sitting together], they will start to build cool stuff. ...
Shell begins huge task of decommissioning Brent oil rigs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:01:20 AM
.... Just five exemptions have been issued by Ospar for 124 installations decommissioned since the rules came into force in 1998. “This is a test case, so we want to see that expression of international law enforced, and not at the first point of challenge for there to be backtracking,” said Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace. ...
Sir Andrew Witty nears his last Glaxo goodbye image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....There’s an old City joke about a long-term investment merely being a short-term one that went wrong. It may be a bit of a stretch to adapt that crack to economic forecasting, but no matter: the dismal scientists are hardly in a position to complain about a touch of cavalier extrapolation. ...
Quitting EU regulator 'would leave UK waiting longer' for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
....The ABPI is lobbying several Whitehall ministries, including Hunt’s Department of Health and David Davis’s Department of Exiting the European Union, to try to ensure the UK retains some form of membership of the EMA. Britain already has its own drugs regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA), which is part of an EMA-led pan-European network of 36,000 national regulators and scientists. ...
Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe's cultural and financial capital? image
.... There are almost 400,000 students at the capital’s 40 universities and educational institutes, giving a combined turnover of more than £7bn. Its art and design colleges are renowned across the world, while in the area of life sciences, London’s dominance was cemented with the recent opening of the Francis Crick Institute in King’s Cross, which, when fully operational, will employ more than a thousand scientists and become the largest biomedical laboratory in Europe. ...
Globalisation has made the world a better place | Jim O'Neill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:07:59 AM
....La Serena is also near one of the world’s best stargazing sites, which attracts leading astronomers from around the globe. In fact, Chile hosts much remarkable collaboration among the world’s scientists, in part because it is just north of the Antarctic – long a site for scientific and environmental cooperation. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Environmental issues are as important as ever this year, with campaigners worried that the Trump administration will scrap US commitments to tackling global warming. A group of scientist are setting up an “Arctic Basecamp” summit in Davos, to lobby delegates about the dangers of climate change. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....In Copenhagen, half of all city residents get to and from work or school via bike, helping with the city's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Traffic jams have fascinated scientists for decades, and there is even a branch of maths - jamology - devoted to their study. ...
One blunt heckler has revealed just how much our economists are failing us | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... The economic crisis and the crisis in economics aren’t about technicalities. They are about whose economy, whose recovery and whose GDP the social scientists and journalists are discussing. ...
Tech's bad bromance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:18:10 AM
.... . While "bro culture" might be blamed for failing to retain the few women who do work in tech fields, the reality is there aren't many trained female computer scientists to recruit in the first place. ...
Economists have completely failed us. They’re no better than Mystic Meg | Simon Jenkins image
.... The true reason is that Project Fear, the Treasury-orchestrated attempt to frighten voters into the remain camp, consumed the political and intellectual establishment. It blighted the judgment of social scientists. ...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:42:36 PM
....He added that the road trips would help him to make "the most positive impact as the world enters an important new period". "My trips this year will take different forms - road trips with [wife] Priscilla, stops in small towns and universities, visits to our offices across the country, meetings with teachers and scientists, and trips to fun places you recommend along the way," the statement continued. ...
Greatest invention? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:29:31 AM
.... . In truth, scientists still do not fully understand the long-term impact on the environment of converting so much stable, inert nitrogen from the air into various other, highly reactive chemical compounds. ...
Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:35:18 AM
.... . President Obama is heeding advice from scientists warning that humans have already discovered three times more fossil fuels than we can burn without risking the climate. ...
European commission guilty of 'negligence' over diesel defeat devices, says draft report image
....The commission ignored evidence of emissions test cheating from its own science body, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), partly out of a desire to “avoid placing burdens on industry”, according to the draft report seen by the Guardian. Brussels should have alerted EU states to the suspicions of its scientists and requested information on steps being taken to deal with vehicles that emitted more nitrogen oxide (NOx) in real-world situations than in tests. ...
Tsipras’s spending spree may be relief to Greeks but it won’t end crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 04:00:26 PM
.... And that, say analysts, is one that at 42, with much of his political career still before him, Tsipras may well elect to exploit. “All scenarios are open, including fresh elections,” says professor Dimitris Keridis, who teaches political scientist at Athens’ Pandeion University. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
.... There’s nothing inherent to an uptick in clean energy that means we’ll start digging up less fossil fuels. As climate scientists have been warning for years, that’s exactly what we need to do. ...
Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 02:37:46 AM
. The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer, say government scientists. ...
Publishers rush out Trump and Brexit books to traumatised readers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:18:48 PM
.... “We were originally planning to publish in March but it’s moved to late April in order to consider and analyse Trump’s win,” said a spokesperson. Also out in April, from Macmillan int he UK and Riverhead Books in the US, is The Knowledge Illusion by cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Phillip Fernbach. ...
Global school rankings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:02:06 AM
....Chinese students excel at content knowledge in science. But it is equally important to be able to "think like a scientist", and Chinese students perform less well in this - although still better than most countries in the west. ...
Nestlé says it can slash sugar in chocolate without changing taste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:12:40 PM
.... The new process is said to make sugar dissolve faster so that even when less is used, the tongue perceives an identical level of sweetness. It plans to patent the process, discovered by its scientists, which it says will enable it to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products. ...
Nestle says will cut sugar in chocolate by 40% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:51:21 AM
....Nestle says it is patenting the findings, and it would start using the new sugar across its range from 2018. Its scientists altered the structure of sugar so that it dissolves more quickly. ...
Siemens' £310m Hull plant will take windfarm technology to new level image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:06:25 AM
.... The factory is expected to build hundreds of the blades each year. “This is a fine example of the new jobs and investment that people across the UK can expect to see if the government backs offshore wind in its industrial strategy and emissions reductions plans,” said Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace chief scientist. ...
Laser vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:15:23 AM
.... . Theodore Maiman developed the world's first laser in 1960, although other scientists had patented designs earlier than this. ...
Japan Fukushima nuclear plant 'clean-up costs double' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:40:54 PM
....4 earthquake hit Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. Japan's scientists said this was a strong aftershock of the massive 2011 quake. ...
Lessons from Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:41:38 AM
....Similar farming systems where plants are stacked up on shelves to save space and grown from seeds are already common in Asia, and are beginning to become more popular in the US and UK. Dr Gioia Massa, a Nasa scientist working on food production, says many of the lessons the space agency is learning could be applied in urban plant factories and other agriculture settings, with the potential to increase the amount of food grown in less space. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
....It says the solution is to attract a new wave of engineers, including ex-military personnel and young offenders. "New blood" could also come from among data scientists, social scientists and planners, it suggests. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
.... . She said she wanted the UK to become the "the global go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors" and also promised more research into how small companies can be helped to grow. ...
May obscures workers-in-boardrooms U-turn with verbal gymnastics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 02:51:29 PM
....We will see only a green paper on industrial strategy this year, not a white paper. In the meantime, we have May’s ambition for the UK to be “the global go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors” with no clarity on the key question of how that unremarkable goal sits with the plan to reduce levels of immigration. ...
'Just about managing' families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020 – study image
....In her first speech to the CBI’s annual conference, the prime minister will announce increases in government investment in research and development worth £2bn a year by 2020 and an “industrial strategy challenge fund” to back priority technologies. She will also announce a review of current research and development tax incentives to ensure the global competitiveness of the UK as a home for scientists, innovators and tech investors. ...

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