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Bus-driver banter could become a thing of the past thanks to new technology installed to make sure there is always an equal distance between buses, experts reveal.

published on: 1st May 2014

thumbnail Evidence that yoga can keep pregnant women stress free

For the first time researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression.

published on: 1st May 2014

thumbnail A career in the fast lane

A Newcastle University student is living the dream after landing a job in Formula 1 with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

published on: 30th April 2014

thumbnail Whitefly confused by cacophony of smells

Bombarding pests with smells from many different plants temporarily confuses them and hinders their ability to feed, new research has shown.

published on: 28th April 2014

thumbnail Testing 3D vision in praying mantises

A new research programme aims to understand 3D vision in the praying mantis, the only invertebrate known to have this ability, and compare it with vision in humans.

published on: 23rd April 2014

thumbnail Google Glass puts the focus on Parkinson's

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

published on: 9th April 2014

thumbnail Training the talent of the future

A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

published on: 28th March 2014

thumbnail New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

published on: 27th March 2014

thumbnail Solving the energy dilemma

One hundred years after his death, Swan’s legacy burns brighter than ever.  Professor Tony Roskilly, Director of Newcastle University’s Sir Joseph Swan Centre, explains why the North East is still leading the way in energy research.

published on: 26th March 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University hosts Westminster debate on rural contribution to national economic growth

Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy will host a panel event at which leading academic and policy experts will discuss the topic Re-imagining the rural: Are we neglecting the rural contribution to national economic growth?

published on: 26th March 2014

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