In the Media - Archive

¡Olá! and ¡Hola! to festival of hot rhythms

30 April 2014  The Journal
The ¡Vamos!festival, which is supported by the University and celebrates Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures, has just been launched at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle. It will run from 6-22 June 2014.

published on: 30th April 2014

How to confuse whitefly into staying away from your plants

29 April 2014  Daily Telegraph
Newcastle University researchers have found a combination of plant smells can be used as a harmless form of pest control.

published on: 29th April 2014

The wonder of bees with Martha Kearney

29 April 2014  BBC 4
The presenter discusses the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees with Dr Geraldine Wright. (clip starts at 09:30 into the programme)

published on: 29th April 2014

Male Scent Dulls Pain in Lab Mice

29 April 2014  Science Magazine
Professor Paul Flecknell, Institute of Neuroscience, comments on Canadian research to test  pain response in mice which found that mice that didn’t feel pain had been handled by male students.

published on: 29th April 2014

More are winning their battles

29 April 2014  The Journal, J2
A new study has shown that half of all cancer patients now survive for at least 10 years after being diagnosed. Includes mention of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, which is based at Newcastle University.

published on: 29th April 2014

Battleships to Oil Pipes-UK's Newcastle in Manufacturing Revival

28 April 2014  Times of Malta
Feature about the revival of the Neptune shipyard and Newcastle University's £7 million centre for subsea and offshore engineering on the site. Includes an interview with Professor Nick Wright.

published on: 28th April 2014

3D experiment uses tiny glasses on praying mantises

26 April 2014  French Tribune
Further coverage of the work by Newcastle University researchers, testing 3D glasses on praying mantises, the only insects to have 3D vision.

published on: 28th April 2014

I popped out to pick up a car and found I needed a hand

26 April 2014  The Journal
Newcastle University is mentioned in a feature about Maker Faire UK, the region's biggest science fair which was held at the Life Centre last weekend.

published on: 28th April 2014

The smallest spectacles in the world: Scientists craft 3D glasses for a PRAYING MANTIS to better understand sight

25 April 2014  Daily Mail
Newcastle University researchers are testing 3D glasses on praying mantises, the only insects to have 3d vision. Their findings could lead the way for cheaper and less technical versions of the technology.

published on: 25th April 2014

Smart science could create a sustainable city

25 April 2014  The Journal, North East Power supplement
Professor Phil Taylor, director of the Institute for Sustainability, explains why the North East is still leading the way in energy research, 100 years after the death of Sir Joseph Swan.

published on: 25th April 2014

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