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Cray Global Growth Continues With Opening of New EMEA Headquarters in the United Kingdom
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the establishment of its European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters at the Company's new office in Bristol, United Kingdom

IQE plc : Appointment of David Grant CBE as Senior Independent Director
Cardiff, UK. 18 September 2012: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, announces the appointment of David Grant CBE, FREng, FLSW, CEng, FIET as a Non-Executive Director and as Senior Independent Director of the Group.

New system tracks swimmers' movement wirelessly through water
A new system incorporating cutting-edge movement tracking and sensor technologies has enabled elite training sessions to become even more productive.

Microscopic diamonds in detergents help remove stains more effectively
Adding small amounts of nanodiamonds - pieces of carbon less than a ten-thousandth of the diameter of a human hair - make commercial washing powders much more effective at removing dirt and grease, chemists have revealed.

Southampton Varsity study takes novel approach to transform cities to low carbon pathways
Researchers at the University of Southampton are embarking on a low carbon engineering project that could transform the way cities are built, as well as the way we live in them. The work will provide pathways of new engineering and social solutions that test acceptability and coherence for low carbon living.

'Improved' Dr Who's sonic screwdriver 'invented' at Dundee University
Scientists claim to have invented their own improved version of Doctor Who's famous sonic screwdriver.

Oxford University set to launch driverless cars
Oxford University scientists are planning to introduce the first driverless car on Britain's roads.

Next-Gen aircrafts could capture and re-use some of their own energy
Future aircrafts could contribute to their own power requirements by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity, researchers say.

New spinal implant to help people exercise paralysed limbs
People with paraplegia would now be able to exercise their paralysed leg muscles, thanks to a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant.

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