2022

 

Discover robots of the future and fusion

Discover robots of the future and fusion

***Free public talk, 7 September, Examinations School, Oxford*** A robotics expert will bring to life a fascinating future where intuitive machines are deployed to go where humans can’t in a free public talk in central Oxford next month. “Essential robotics: a guide to our shared future” will be presented by Professor Rob Buckingham OBE, who […]

Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine  

  A Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine – where temperatures can be hotter than the sun – has been reunited with its identical superhero twin for the first time since 1999.     Both known as MASCOT, the highly dextrous manipulators are being put through their paces in […]

New building to drive innovation at thriving Culham Science Centre

A fresh wave of innovative companies will be moving into Culham Science Centre after the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) signed a new agreement to build an 8,000 square metre research and development building. A 35-year income strip forward funding agreement with Legal & General was agreed this month, with the £40 million building comprising […]
Robotic snake solves fusion energy pipework challenge

Robotic snake solves fusion energy pipework challenge

A new laser-welding ‘robotic snake’ developed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority has demonstrated its capability to operate inside of fusion energy powerplant pipework and is now patented technology. The novel trials at Culham Science Centre are another step forward on the roadmap to delivering safe, sustainable, low carbon fusion energy to the grid. The […]
Interactive fusion energy stand set for Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Interactive fusion energy stand set for Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

An interactive fusion energy display is set to inspire visitors at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2022 – the annual showcase of the UK’s most exciting new developments in scientific research. The free-of-charge event at the Royal Society’s central London HQ, which runs from July 6 to 10, brings together some of the […]
Princess Astrid of Belgium talks fusion energy at UKAEA

Princess Astrid of Belgium talks fusion energy at UKAEA

Princess Astrid of Belgium talks fusion energy at UKAEA Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium discovered how fusion energy could play a key role in addressing climate change following a tour of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s world-leading science centre in Oxford. Representative of His Majesty the King, The Princess was today able to […]
Neuro-Bio’s novel drug shows effective in a mouse model of alzheimer’s disease

Neuro-Bio’s novel drug shows effective in a mouse model of alzheimer’s disease

Neuro-Bio Ltd, a biotechnology company developing a first-in-class treatment for neurodegenerative disease, finds its new drug candidate effectively treats the signs of neurodegeneration in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuro-Bio Ltd have been based at Culham Science Centre since 2014. Publishing their work in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions (TRCI), Neuro-Bio […]
Fusion energy record demonstrates powerplant future

Fusion energy record demonstrates powerplant future

• Landmark results from EUROfusion scientists and engineers at world-leading UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Joint European Torus (JET) facility in Oxford • Record-breaking 59 megajoules of sustained fusion energy demonstrates powerplant potential and strengthens case for ITER • Fusion energy is crucial in addressing climate change through a safe, sustainable, efficient and low-carbon energy supply […]