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Opinion – what will happen as climate change affects buildings

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Most buildings were designed for an earlier climate – here’s what will happen as global warming acceleratesBy Ran Boydell, Heriot-Watt University Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live...
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Robot will support workers in hazardous environments

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The robot which became famous dancing on YouTube could help save lives and cut CO2 emissions by supporting research into working in hazardous environments at the National Robotarium at Heriot-Watt University.The researchers at the...

Assisted living lab announces successful event at Heriot-Watt

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The National Robotarium at Heriot-Watt University brought inventors together in a week-long event showing how robotics can help with social care offering an opportunity to prototype new solutions. The eventuated the world's first open...

Sir Geoff Palmer is appointed Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University announced today that Sir Geoff Palmer has been appointed the new Chancellor. He will be officially inaugurated in October at the University's bicentennial celebrations.Sir Geoff who is a well known and respected...

Head injuries in sport set to be tackled with wearable tech

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The measurement and tracking of head impact force in sport and recreational activities is due to be tackled with wearable technology which will also aid research into, and support informed decisions on, the risk...

Edinburgh to get a National Robotarium

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Work has begun on the new National Robotarium at Heriot-Watt University.This £22.4 million facility will be the largest and most advanced research facility for robotics and AI in the UK. It will work with...

Heriot-Watt mark anniversary with new prize

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Heriot-Watt University is 200 years old this year and is marking its anniversary with a new academic prize.This $75,000 prize is one of the biggest in the UK and is open to academics...

Heriot-Watt and ultrafast laser firm enter collaboration agreement

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Today (21st Dec.) Heriot-Watt University announced a new, five-year partnership with ultrafast laser manufacturer Chromacity. The agreement enhances the continued close collaboration between Chromacity and Heriot-Watt University, with the company ideally positioned to commercialise...

Heriot-Watt embraces partnership working in recovery strategy

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Heriot-Watt University is hoping to build multinational businesses of the future with its new partnership with produce development agency Filament PD.The plan is to help small businesses scale up to compete at global...

Staff at Heriot-Watt balloted over strike action

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The university is threatening compulsory redundancies and the University College Union (UCU) say they are balloting their members at the three university sites in Edinburgh, Orkney and Galashiels over possible strike action.Apparently 130 jobs...

Heriot-Watt developing specialist laser technology

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Heriot-Watt University is developing a specialist laser which will analyse deadly diseases. The Deep Tissue Project is a completely new way of analysing biological tissue including skin, bone and plant life.This is the...

Comment – Women in STEM: how gender inequality could damage Scotland’s economy

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by Fiona McNeill, Heriot-Watt University Like much of the world, Scotland has a problem with gender equality when it comes to science, technology, engineering and maths. From a very young age, outdated assumptions about who...

Sir Geoff stars in government film

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A new campaign relating personal stories of those who came to Scotland from overseas and made their lives here features an esteemed brew master and cereal grain scientist from Heriot-Watt.Sir Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer,...

Joanna joins the picket line

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by Joanna Cherry QC MP for Edinburgh South West. Joanna writes : "Earlier this month I visited a freezing picket line at Heriot Watt University to meet with striking university staff, all affected by the proposed...

Craft brewers collaborate on limited edition Kettle Sour

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Two dozen female craft brewers, students and lecturers at Heriot-Watt University are making a collaborative beer to celebrate the past present and future of female brewers.The beer will be made at Pressure Drop Brewing...

Brexit and the effect on Britain’s overseas territories

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Brexit will hit Britain's overseas territories hard – why is no one talking about it? Turtle Cove on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Tim Sackton, CC BY-SA by Paul Hare, Heriot-Watt UniversityWhen the Brexit referendum result was announced...

Will the 2040 ban mean the end of biofuels?

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Does the 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars mean the death of biofuels? Flower power. kelifamily Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt UniversityOne question that arises from the announcement by the UK government that new diesel and petrol...
Stewart Brewing team up with Heriot-Watt University

Stewart Brewing unite in a Common Cause with Heriot-Watt

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A new beer is being launched as part of a collaboration between leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, and Heriot-Watt University.  The beer, called ‘Common Ancestor’, has been created by four masters students at...

Students win entrepreneur awards

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Six Edinburgh students were among the winners at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise Awards handed out at a dinner in Glasgow city centre last night, winning a share of the £6,000 prize money.Fresh Ideas...

Drones delivering packages in cities won’t take off – here’s why

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by Richard Andrew Williams, Heriot-Watt University You may have gasped with disbelief the first time you saw a photograph of a drone home-delivering a box from Amazon or cakes from a bakery or carrying a bag...

Sir Godfrey Palmer awarded honorary doctorate

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An expert in barley, malt and cereal grains and brewing, and a human rights activist received an honorary doctorate from Leicester University earlier today. Sir Godfrey known as Geoff, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences...

Big Student Elections coming up

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  Over the next few weeks there will be elections in the city to find a new batch of student leaders in the Big Student Elections. Student leaders and MSPs came together to launch the biggest-ever...

Edinburgh job – Information assistant

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Heriot-Watt have a part time job on offer with hours on Fridays and Sundays for 40 weeks of the year. The job is advertised here. This is what the advert says:Job descriptionWe have a...

Heriot-Watt launch Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Award

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Heriot-Watt University’s Energy Academy has started a search for the best company executive or worker, researcher and student undertaking energy-related research, R&D, or study in Scotland. Working in partnership with Scottish Energy News, the Energy...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Love Culture, Hate Racism: celebrate diversity and enjoy family fun, with music from Rise and the Jit Jive Band, henna hand painting, storytelling from Mara Menzies, world cuisine, stalls, arts and crafts. 12 noon-4pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Lutton Place. Entry free,...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The Edinburgh Gallery, Dundas Street. Until 24th October...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

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