Data for Children Collaborative, a specialist unit at Edinburgh Futures Institute, has launched a vital report that examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and their participation in sport on 19 June. The report is based on a two-year transdisciplinary collaborative project led by the Data for Children Collaborative, driven by a ‘challenge…

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Workers are being offered the chance to take their skills into orbit by enrolling in ground-breaking courses to prepare them for working in the space industry. The training programme wants to recruit a range of skilled professionals and tradespeople, such as insurance managers and electricians, to take up opportunities within the UK’s growing space sector.…

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A non-invasive, test-at-home device which screens for cancer-causing HPV strains in regular menstrual blood has been developed with support from the Venture Builder Incubator (VBI) at the University of Edinburgh. The test, which could remove the need for painful smear tests altogether, has been developed by postgraduate student Sânziana Foia with expert support from the…

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Edinburgh Futures Institute has officially opened its doors to the public in the transformed and revitalised Old Royal Infirmary building. The much-loved city landmark will officially open to the public on Monday 3rd June following an extensive seven-year, multi-million-pound restoration. Built in 1879, the Old Royal Infirmary housed the city’s main hospital until 2003 and…

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Ameca, the ‘world’s most advanced’ humanoid robot, is set to make robotics more accessible thanks to a groundbreaking initiative by the National Robotarium to build public trust in robots and AI across Scotland. The National Robotarium, the UK’s centre for robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) based at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with The University of…

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