£2m project to build world-leading decommissioning test facility

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) is heading a £2 million project to construct a world-leading testing facility for oil and gas well plugging and abandonment.

AI and data science project to help food and drink sector lower emissions

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen are embarking on a £1.1m project that will harness the power of artificial intelligence to help the UK's food and drink industry reduce its carbon emissions.

Public invited to get their hands dirty as Festival of New Ideas grows

Two new events have been added to the programme for the inaugural Festival of New Ideas which takes place in Aberdeen on May 27 and 28.

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Just Transition workshop brings together scholars and Aberdeen's civil society

Achieving climate goals is impossible without significant transformation of our energy systems in a way that reduces reliance on fossil fuels and increases the share of low-carbon energy in the form of renewables and other options, such as nuclear energy.  While it is often assumed that the energy transition process is...

National energy strategy long overdue but good news for the north-east

Last week’s publication of the UK’s new energy strategy has set out a vision for the country’s long-term energy security that is long overdue but nonetheless welcome. Arguably it is the first time for decades that there has been a deep appreciation of where and from whom we get energy, the...

Understanding artificial intelligence using Netflix, Amazon and a slice of pizza

Have you ever bought something from Amazon? Used Google maps to get to your favourite restaurant? Watched a movie Netflix recommended? If so, you have interacted with Artificial Intelligence (AI).  Yes, that’s right. AI isn’t just robots and lousy chatbots.   Simply put, AI is a ‘technology that exhibits human-like intelligence’. ...


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