In the Media - Archive

Impulse racing: take the pilots out and solar-powered aircraft get really exciting

10 March 2015  The Conversation
Dr James Widmer writes that a solar-powered aircraft is a huge challenge for which the aircraft’s design must be finely honed by the two key requirements of efficiency and mass.

published on: 11th March 2015

How a dog sees a rainbow, and 12 other images that explain how we see color

10 March 2015  Washington Post blog
For many, it is unsettling to discover that something they saw as literally black or white was, to someone else, blue or gold. Mentions a study by Dr Gabriele Jordan, who studies tetrachromacy.

published on: 11th March 2015

Why watching Mary Berry could make you a stone heavier

09 March 2015  Daily Telegraph
Article on link between watching TV food programmes and increased body weight mentions a Newcastle University study which found that  recipes created by popular TV chefs contained more calories and fat and less fibre than supermarket ready meals.

published on: 9th March 2015

Tribute to queen of folk

09 March 2015  The Journal, Culture
Sandra Kerr was awarded the English Folk, Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge award at a celebratory concert in the University's King's Hall on Friday night.

published on: 9th March 2015

Auerbach works bound for North East galleries

09 March 2015  The Journal
A pair of paintings by one of Britain's greatest contemporary artists, Frank Auerbach, is to be shared between the Hatton Gallery and the Laing.

published on: 9th March 2015

When the Hatton was a hospital

09 March 2015  The Journal
A feature on the Wor Life project includes information about the Hatton Gallery being used as a general hospital during WWI.

published on: 9th March 2015

It is the ultimate gift - to leave your body for scientific research

08 March 2015  The Observer
Bodies are essential to finding answers to hereditary diseases and to training future surgeons. Dr Debra Patten, Director in Anatomy and Clinical Skills is quoted.

published on: 9th March 2015

Sue Sweeney programme

07 March 2015  BBC Radio Newcastle
Professor Peter Stone discusses the importance of protecting heritage sites during war. (Listen from 02.20)

published on: 9th March 2015

MPs: UK not yet ready for driverless vehicles

07 March 2015 The Journal
Prof Eric Sampson contributed to a Government inquiry into driverless cars, saying that road fatalities could be cut dramatically, but only if it was mandatory for cars to be fitted with the latest technology.

published on: 9th March 2015

Uni team’s sugar advice will help to change global habits

6 March 2015 The Journal & Northern Echo
Experts at Newcastle University have been instrumental in a move by the World Health Organisation to recommend a lower daily sugar intake, as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay. The Newcastle study was led by Professor Paula Moynihan.

published on: 6th March 2015

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