PET plastic waste

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in a...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...
Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based drug firm enters into partnership to crack COVID-19 virus...

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...
2019 Mercedes F1 car

Coronavirus co-operation across sectors comes up with promising equipment

THE MERCEDES F1 team is an unlikely player in the medical field, but it has had a major role in the development of a...
Abu Dhabi Skyline

Abu Dhabi’s global hunt for fresh fintech talent

Exciting start-ups found during tour stops in Africa, Asia and Europe THE MENA region’s FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival (FinTechAD) has a global tour reaching cities...
Electric car (EV) charging station

Chicken-and-egg dilemma for the EV market: do we need more charging stations, vehicles …...

By HAL WILLIAMS ELECTRIC vehicles may well be the future, but their uptake and the infrastructural challenges of providing charging points for them is part...

Bloodhound LSR saved by enterprising engineer

Brits are back in the bid for a land-speed record, and RICHARD THOMAS has a good sniff around. And despite the recent trend in...
monitors and skyscrapers

Be wise and digitalise, report urges UK SMEs

A recent report has laid out a digital roadmap that could catalyse up to a £57bn productivity pay-out for UK SMEs over five years The...
René Emilio Jaime Farach, CEO Banco Ripley

Achieving a shared vision with a well-disciplined team

Q&A with Banco Ripley CEO René Emilio Jaime Farach BV: How do you evaluate Banco Ripley's performance in banking? René Jaime: Our bank is growing step-by-step...
Banco Ripley adviser

New tech combines with old-school values in success story

PERU's Banco Ripley has been spotting new developments in the digital world to boost the group's strategy of introducing technological improvements in financial operations...
Speed limit signs - 50

Robotic back-seat driver bid meets opposition from Acea

AN EU SAFETY technology proposal which could theoretically save lives is being fought by car industry lobbyists, according to news reports. The European Automobile Manufacturers...