An academic who has led research into the way the virus is responsible for COVID-19 spread in buildings and enclosed spaces has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Leading scientists say the UK risks being overtaken as a world leader in a key area of science and technology unless there is greater investment in research facilities and training.
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has received the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award.
Attitudes to earthen homes need to change to prevent millions of them being replaced by buildings made from more environmentally-damaging materials, scientists warn.
Improving ventilation in workplaces and on public transport and fears of NHS overload during the COVID-19 pandemic have been highlighted in two new research reports.