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The latest news from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering and our schools.

Comment: Methane release from the ocean

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Richard Davies discusses how frozen methane under the seabed is thawing as oceans warm – and things are worse than we thought.

Research centre launched to help decarbonise the UK’s energy demand

A new research centre has been set up to help provide solutions for energy demand reduction, understand the impact on consumers, and enable equitable policy decision-making.

Climate change shown to cause methane release from the deep ocean

New research has shown that fire-ice - frozen methane which is trapped as a solid under our oceans - is vulnerable to melting due to climate change and could be released into the sea.

Newcastle University scientists join a new €41.3m climate centre

Newcastle University will be part of the new Climate+ Co-Centre to help tackle the climate, biodiversity and water crises impacting Ireland and Britain.

Showcasing 75 years of student-led research expeditions

Newcastle University is celebrating the outstanding achievements of students in the field of research and independent overseas research expeditions.

ERC funding to support pioneering battery research

A Newcastle University project led by Dr James Dawson has been successful in securing a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

One year of twinning: Newcastle University and NUWEE, Ukraine

Newcastle University delegation met NUWEE colleagues to discuss water security in Ukraine.

European Geosciences Union honour for leading climate expert

Professor Hayley Fowler has received the prestigious Sergey Soloviev Medal from the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

Royal recognition for water research

Newcastle University has won a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its long-standing excellence in water research.

Networking group for Black and Global Majority students established

A new network has been launched at Newcastle University’s School of Engineering to foster a sense of belonging for Black and Global Majority students.

When sticky becomes unsticky – the invention of reversible glue

Newcastle University engineers have invented a new glue that promises to change how we recycle.

Expert in Robotics receives UK Intelligence Community Postdoc award

Dr Alessia Noccaro has been awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship to explore if it’s possible for the human brain to learn how to skilfully move an extra robotic arm together with its own.

Comment: Storm Ciarán

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Hayley Fowler and Dr Colin Manning discuss record-breaking Storm Ciarán and research that suggests more severe weather in future.

Redeveloped Stephenson Building welcomes engineering students

The first stage of transforming Newcastle University's Stephenson Building into a School of Engineering hub for research, learning and engagement has been completed.

Tackling the growing issue of light pollution

Light pollution is getting worse but could be easily remedied.

Creating a universal software for quantum dynamics

New funding will support the development of a universal quantum dynamics software to help advance quantum research and technology.

Ancient landscape discovered beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet 

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered an ancient landscape that has lain hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet for millions of years.

Durham’s colliery coastline at risk from Storm Babet

Researchers from Newcastle University are braving the elements during Storm Babet to document major changes in Durham’s industrial coastline.