COMMENT: Mars: why contamination and planetary protection are key to any search for life

COMMENT: Mars: why contamination and planetary protection are key to any search for life

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2015 16:28 BST

Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University comments on why contamination and planetary protection are key to any search for life.

 COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?

COMMENT: Explainer: what is solar thermal electricity?

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2015 12:31 GMT

Nicola Pearsall, Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University, explains solar thermal electricity for The Conversation.

Breakthrough in energy harvesting could power ‘life on Mars’

Breakthrough in energy harvesting could power ‘life on Mars’

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 00:00 GMT

Martian colonists could use an innovative new technique to harvest energy from carbon dioxide thanks to research pioneered at Northumbria and Edinburgh Universities.

COMMENT: Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks

COMMENT: Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2015 00:00 BST

Dr Nick Caplan, from the Deparment of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation discusses the impact of space travel on the body.

‘Star’ academic awarded by Royal Astronomers

‘Star’ academic awarded by Royal Astronomers

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 00:00 GMT

A Northumbria research fellow has been hailed as ‘a scientist of exceptional talent and promise’ after winning the Royal Astronomical Society’s Winton Capital prize.

Weather reports on the Sun could lead to safer space travel, thanks to Northumbria research

Weather reports on the Sun could lead to safer space travel, thanks to Northumbria research

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2015 11:41 BST

​Astronauts could one day tune in to the morning’s space weather report to see whether they should take that trip to Mars, thanks to research led by Northumbria University, Newcastle.