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Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19:00
University alumna preserves Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit
Medicine/Pharmacology
18:00
Intensive biofuel planting poses risk to human health
The race to meet carbon-neutral biofuel targets could put human health and food crop production at risk unless it is carefully planned, according to new research. A new study, led by Professor Nick Hewitt of Lancaster University, examined changes in ground level ozone in response to projected land use change associated with future biofuel cultivation.
Social Sciences
17:01
EXPERT COMMENTARY: Calais migrant crisis
Dr Jonathan Darling is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and is an expert on migration, asylum and immigration at The University of Manchester and is available for about the Calais migrant crisis.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
15:00
Getting smarter all the time
Scientists from the University of Bristol joined representatives from other academic institutions, industry, local government and standards bodies earlier this month at a day-long workshop on high performance networks designed to accelerate the development of smart cities.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
14:00
Start-ups lose faith in London after just 12 months
Start-ups lose faith in London after just 12 months
Start-ups lose faith in London after just 12 months Start-up firms fall out of love with London after just 12 months, according to research from Sussex Innovation Croydon, the business incubation network wholly owned by the University of Sussex. The study into the attitudes of 500 small business leaders across London and South East [1] reveals a startling change in attitudes after a year of operation.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
14:00
Electric vehicles spark energy savings in Nottingham
The University of Nottingham has welcomed nine vehicles with a difference to its fleet, all in the name of a cleaner Nottingham.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
12:01
Chimps use clay to detox and as a mineral supplement
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE .  The paper led by the University of Oxford describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds.
Event - Computer Science/Telecom
12:01
Going for gold: team leap over next hurdle in lead up to bionic Olympics
Going for gold: team leap over next hurdle in lead up to bionic Olympics
An Imperial team has taken another step towards competing in the 'bionic Olympics', following trials held in Zurich this month.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
12:00
11-14 year old girls immersed in week-long engineering summer school
11-14 year old girls immersed in week-long engineering summer school
Engineering the future: 11-14 year old girls immersed in week-long engineering summer school The UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in the European Union, less than one in ten engineering professionals is a woman.
Business/Economics
11:01
Should Labour really be agonising over the Left Right divide?
Should Labour really be agonising over the Left Right divide?
By analysing British Election Study (Wave 6) post-election data based on online's with up to 30,000 respondents, Co-Director Professor Ed Fieldhouse from The University of Manchester says perceptions
Medicine/Pharmacology
11:00
Saving children from abuse
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Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
29.07.2015
Secretary of State for Business announces investment boost for UK's largest dynamic test facility
Secretary of State for Business announces investment boost for UK’s largest dynamic test facility
The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid, has today (Wednesday 29 July 2015) announced a major investment boost which will see the UK poised to take a world lead in structural dynamics research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
28.07.2015
Mercia Fund Management provides £379,000 to help NuVision commercialise groundbreaking eyecare technology
University of Nottingham spin-out, NuVision, has received £379k seed funding from Mercia Fund Management, to help develop innovative new eye care solutions for humans and animals.
Event - Earth Sciences
28.07.2015
Mapping changes to dialects
Dr Iwan Wyn Rees will use the Eisteddfod to about changing Welsh dialects A Cardiff University linguist is using the National Eisteddfod to shed light on how Welsh dialects are changing around the country.
Event
28.07.2015
’Pride’ over Eisteddfod’s return to Meifod
Special Eisteddfod for author of acclaimed Mabinogion translation This year's National Eisteddfod will be a proud one for a Cardiff University academic with a particularly close bond to the host area.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
28.07.2015
Major presence at Eisteddfod
Major issues in the spotlight at Eisteddfod Experts from Cardiff University are shining a spotlight on some of the most important issues facing Wales, at this year's National Eisteddfod Several debates will focus on subjects that are vital to the future of the country.
Administration/Government - Event
28.07.2015
University plays host to European energy experts
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2015
Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year
An expert in farm animal health at The University of Nottingham has been named as this year's Universities Federation for Animal Welfare's (UFAW) Young Scientist of the Year.
Administration/Government
28.07.2015
New lab to address major public services challenges
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.07.2015
EPSRC rail consortium shows how to cut costs and reduce delays
Practical measures to help prevent landslips and enhance track stability are among rail improvements pinpointed by engineering research involving The University of Nottingham.
Life Sciences
28.07.2015
The world's rarest skeleton stands on four legs once again
The world’s rarest skeleton stands on four legs once again
Using cutting-edge technology, the world's rarest skeleton - a South African extinct zebra called a quagga - has regained its missing hind limb.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2015
Bristol undergraduates publish parasite research
A team of University of Bristol undergraduates have published a study on genetic diversity in the sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis that they carried out as part of project work for their degrees in the School of Biological Sciences.
Business/Economics
28.07.2015
Midlands’ universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.07.2015
Degree in sleep medicine aims to awaken understanding of overlooked condition
A course in sleep may sound tailor-made for students, but a new online Masters degree from the University of Oxford is anything but a programme for daydreamers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
28.07.2015
Researchers and pharma in innovative new consortium to develop and study early stage drugs
An innovative new Consortium will act as a 'match-making' service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge with the aim of developing and studying precision medicines for some of the most globally devastating diseases.
Environmental Sciences
28.07.2015
Microscopic organism to make green fuels in new project
Microscopic organism to make green fuels in new project
A project to develop clean fuels using microscopic organisms called cyanobacteria has been given the green light.
Event - Business/Economics
28.07.2015
Sochi Winter Olympics ’cost billions more than estimated’
As the International Olympic Committee prepares to choose between Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, a new report shows that the cost of last year's Games in Sochi, Russia, has been underestimated by billions of dollars.
History/Archeology
27.07.2015
Most compelling evidence yet of Cardiff’s 6,000-year-old origins
A major community excavation of one of Wales's most significant Iron Age hillforts has uncovered what Cardiff University archaeologists are calling the “most compelling evidence yet” that the origins of Cardiff date back 6,000 years to the early Neolithic era (4,000 – 3,300 BC) A four-week excavation of Caerau Hillfort on the western edge of Cardiff has revealed a huge Neolithic causewayed enclosure – a monument the archaeologists say is extremely rare, with just a handful of others known to exist in Wales.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.07.2015
Major projects to bring innovative pathology tests to patients for better treatment
The University of Nottingham and N ottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are to share in a £16m grant from The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Cou
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
27.07.2015
Universities not yet as international as they think
Universities' internationalisation rankings have limited significance according to new research from the University of Warwick.
Literature/Linguistics
27.07.2015
Scotland’s First Minister heralds first joint postgraduate venture between a UK and Chinese university on Chinese soil
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
27.07.2015
Molecular clues to serious illnesses to be explored
Molecular clues to serious illnesses to be explored
The University of Manchester is to lead a new £2.9 million molecular pathology research project to improve diagnosis and treatment of non-cancerous diseases within the NHS. A further £1.9M has been committed by The University of Manchester, industry and NHS partners.
Arts and Design
27.07.2015
Maximising impact of research
Two of Wales's major institutions have joined forces to help maximise the impact of their work Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales will work together in areas of shared research interest.
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
27.07.2015
Major new study on how to tackle air pollution in the Capital
Environmental Research Group teams up with Policy Exchange on major new study on how to tackle air pollution in the Capital The Environmental Research Group at King's College London, one of the
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
27.07.2015
Ebola survivors plasma used in Freetown Sierra Leone
Ebola survivors plasma used in Freetown Sierra Leone
The first donations of plasma, from survivors of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, have been given to patients at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Freetown Sierra Leone.
Chemistry
26.07.2015
A new ’Gold Rush’
Scientists are gathering in Cardiff (26-29 July) to mark a new ‘gold rush' - the power of the precious metal to clean up the world of industry Gold's role in catalysis – the science of chemi
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.07.2015
Bomb-proof lining contains explosion in luggage hold of aircraft
Fly-Bag lining successfully contained blasts in series of controlled explosions Using this technology, tests show plane's luggage hold may be able to contain force of an explosion if a device hidden in a passenger's luggage detonates A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
24.07.2015
Festival to celebrate Nottingham as 'Creative City'
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
24.07.2015
EXPERT COMMENT: Government policy is ’short sighted’ on climate
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
24.07.2015
University co-hosts Community Interest Company 10-year anniversary celebration
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
24.07.2015
Professor Simon Swain has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy
Business/Economics
24.07.2015
Reducing flood risk around the world
How global flood risk models are being used to reduce flood impacts around the world is the subject of a new review by an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Bristol.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.07.2015
Call for better tests to help fight future ebola outbreaks
King's Ebola response team calls for better diagnostic tests to help fight future outbreaks More accurate and rapid diagnostic tests and significantly increased capacity to isolate patients are crucial for responding to any future outbreak of the Ebola virus according to a new paper published today (24 July).
Administration/Government
24.07.2015
Charles Clarke appointed Visiting Professor
Careers/Employment
24.07.2015
Higher Education still not fully accessible to all
Higher Education is still not fully accessible to all – but institutions can make a difference More work is needed to make universities and higher education institutions fully accessible to ev
Administration/Government
24.07.2015
Best academy chains outperform mainstream average for poorer pupils
Best academy chains outperform mainstream average for poorer pupils but weakest fall behind The best academy chains are having a transformational impact on pupils' life chances, but three quarters have schools that could be seen as ‘coasting' under tough new government guidelines.
Earth Sciences
23.07.2015
Discover Wordsworth in free online course
Pedagogy/Education Science
23.07.2015
Stressed young birds stop learning from their parents and turn to wider flock
Juvenile zebra finches that experience high stress levels will ignore how their own parents forage and instead learn such skills from other, unrelated adults. This may help young birds avoid inheriting a poor skillset from parents - the likely natural cause of their stress - and becoming trapped by a "bad start in life".
Business/Economics
23.07.2015
Support for small businesses in Sheffield launched
Event - Environmental Sciences
23.07.2015
Nottingham campuses are among the greenest spaces in Britain
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