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Quake it off: Taylor Swift concerts shake Edinburgh

13/06/2024

Seismometers around Edinburgh were triggered by the rapturous Murrayfield crowds over the weekend.

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Visitors taking part in the demonstration in BGS’s conference suit. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS opens its doors to visitors at its Open Day in Keyworth

12/06/2024

BGS hosted its bi-annual Open Day on 8 June 2024, welcoming more than 1000 visitors to its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Sophia and Job at BGS conducting specialist analysis of Pu in soils.
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Harnessing global collaboration: UK/Kenya partnership in soil erosion research 

31/05/2024

Collaboration between scientists is vital in today's interconnected world to further scientific progress. In environmental research, issues such as soil erosion demand collaboration on an international scale. 

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Vanessa in the stable isotopes lab at the British Geological Survey. BGS © UKRI.
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My experience as an international PhD student visiting BGS

17/07/2023

PhD student Vanessa Nowinski describes her experience in the stable isotopes labs at BGS, while working on the famous Lake Suigetsu.

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Sand mining settlement pond Malaysia. BGS © UKRI.
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Living in a world made of sand

17/07/2023

Tom Bide and Clive Mitchell outline the BGS Sand and Sustainability project, which is working on geoscience-led solutions for the global issue of sand mining.

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Mineral investigation reports released online

07/07/2023

Reports from over 260 mineral exploration projects are now freely available on BGS’s GeoIndex.

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Plant sampling for strontium and sulphur plant analysis. BGS © UKRI.
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Updated biosphere map for the UK released

07/07/2023

The updated biosphere map for the UK will allow users to identify sulphur isotope variations.

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Detail of a building in Thistle Court, Edinburgh, built around 1768 and one of the oldest buildings in the Edinburgh New Town. The stone is a mixture of locally derived material, with pale yellow-buff and pink sandstones and darker reddish-purple igneous rocks. BGS © UKRI.
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Scotland’s building stones: over one thousand images now available online

06/07/2023

New images of the BGS Building Stone Collection have been published.

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Scoping report on the material requirements for a UK hydrogen economy

21/06/2023

The UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre has produced a scoping report that examines the aims of the UK with regards to developing a hydrogen economy, the sustainability of these targets, given current metal loadings, and provides some suggestions for overcoming potential challenges that the UK may face in securing raw materials to support this ambition.

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Scoping study on metals used in specialist alloys in the aerospace industry

21/06/2023

A recent scoping study by the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre assesses the application, importance and supply-chain risks associated with specialist alloys used in the aerospace and defence industries.

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Commoditree and the CMIC team BGS © UKRI.
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BGS unveils #TheCommoditree at Glastonbury 2023

21/06/2023

The new installation is part of a unique touring festival stand showcasing how modern lifestyles wouldn't be possible without rocks and minerals.

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