In the Media - Archive

Bionic eyes

20 March 2015  The Naked Scientist
Patrick Degenaar works in the groundbreaking field of neuro-prosthetics - devices or methods that can substitute motor, sensory or cognitive brain functions that might have been damaged as a result of an injury or a disease. He explains how these might work one day in the future.

published on: 20th March 2015

National Dental Health Survey

20 March 2015  BBC Radio 5 Live
Professor Jimmy Steele, one of the authors of the report, comments on the National Dental Health Survey. (listen from 2:16)

published on: 20th March 2015

A lesson in bias on private schools

19 March 2015  The Spectator
The ‘rigorous review’ for DFID of private education in poor countries is anything but, says Professor James Tooley,

published on: 20th March 2015

Silicon carbide based devices to protect aircraft electrical systems

19 March 2015  The Engineer
Newcastle University, in the role of design authority, is conducting electrical characterisation tests on a silicon carbide based device to protect aircraft electrical systems during electrical storms.

published on: 20th March 2015

Grant Winners

19 March 2015  Times Higher
Dr Lisa Garforth is the Newcastle lead on a collaborative project involving York, Aberystwyth and Newcastle Universities looking at  relationship between science, fiction and popular culture over the course of the long technological 20th century (1887-2007).

published on: 20th March 2015

£10m to help Science Central stop flood hell

19 March 2015  The Journal
The investment will help pay for a state-of-the-art facility to test new flood defence technologies for cities around the world

published on: 20th March 2015

North firm's plans intact despite risk of job losses

19 March 2015  The Journal, Business
Article talks of the relationship between British Engines and Newcastle University on the multi-million pound Neptune Test Centre to be created on the Spillers Tyne Mill site, Newcastle Quayside.

published on: 20th March 2015

Chancellor pumps funds into bid to pinpoint best methods

19 March 2015  The Journal, Budget
Universities and teaching hospitals in the North, including Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are to receive £20m to help them develop better ways of caring for patients. Professor Chris Day PVC for the Faculty of Medical Sciences is quoted. No url but see press release

published on: 20th March 2015

Dementia App

18 March 2015  Drivetime, BBC Radio Newcastle
Dr Katie Brittain comments on ‘TripAdvisor’-style app she helped create which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones. (Listen from 47:10)

published on: 18th March 2015

As private education rises globally, researchers disagree on whether it's worth it

17 March 2015  The Guardian
Discussion about low-cost private education in developing countries includes comment from Prof James Tooley, who has recently completed a study for publishing and education group Pearson into the merits of this approach.

published on: 17th March 2015

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