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New funding backs the rollout of self-driving lorries and shuttles

Self-driving vehicles will help deliver passengers and cargo in and around Sunderland.

Leveraging climate change modelling to support Nile communities

Groundbreaking new analytical framework can help maximise and balance economic benefits for Nile countries.

Regional leaders join forces for transport and health partnership

Academics at Newcastle University are part of a new cross-sector partnership focused on tackling health inequalities through sustainable transport solutions.

Landslide risk remains long after an earthquake

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake.

Climate change strikes: lightning patterns change with global warming

New research has shown climate change could alter lightning patterns across Europe.

Comment: Military emissions must be reported

Emissions from the world’s armed forces must be counted and reported, argue Dr Oliver Heidrich and colleagues in a Comment article in Nature.

Building talent in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Newcastle University is to lead new institute to support training and skills development in the field of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD).

Newcastle continues to climb in global rankings

Newcastle University has moved up in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the third consecutive year and is now positioned 139th globally.

Duo appointed as energy research ‘champions’

Scientists from Newcastle and Sussex Universities will lead important research to further transform the understanding of how energy demand can be rapidly reduced across different sectors and users.

Gender affects driverless car performance

Newcastle University research has shown that women respond quicker and exhibit more stable takeover control than men in automated cars.

Newcastle’s suitcase laboratory empowers water researchers in Tanzania

Following in the footsteps of famous alumnus Dr John Snow, who identified cholera as a waterborne disease, researchers used molecular diagnostics in Tanzania to tackle the ancient plague.

Honorary Degree for leading engineer

Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has received an Honorary Doctorate.

Sustainable tyre recycling project goes live

Newcastle University and Wastefront have joined forces to drive innovation in recovered carbon black.

National honour for leading engineer

Professor Lidija Siller has been named as one of the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 women in engineering.

Heavy metal pollution can increase antibiotic resistance in rivers

Scientists have shown that elevated heavy metal levels in rivers can lead to higher levels of antibiotic resistance.