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EXPERT COMMENT: How our phones disconnect us when we’re together

EXPERT COMMENT: How our phones disconnect us when we’re together

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 14:15 GMT

Dr Genavee Brown, Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, explores how mobile phones are impacting the connection between people when they are together.​

Northumbria academic receives £1.2 million to deliver world-class forensic research

Northumbria academic receives £1.2 million to deliver world-class forensic research

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 11:40 BST

A Lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been awarded more than £1 million to develop a world-leading new technique that will unveil details to help solve investigations relating to unidentified bodies.

Celebrated figures to be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University

Celebrated figures to be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 10:03 BST

Three eminent figures from the fields of politics, physics and fashion, will be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University, Newcastle, this summer.

Northumbria University recognised for excellence in cyber security research

Northumbria University recognised for excellence in cyber security research

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 17:04 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is one of just two universities to be newly recognised this year as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

World first research hub to create Living Buildings

World first research hub to create Living Buildings

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 12:18 BST

Experts from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities will develop new technologies to revolutionise how buildings are constructed and how they operate.

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 16:30 BST

Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.

Artificial intelligence could help crack previously unsolvable murder cases

Artificial intelligence could help crack previously unsolvable murder cases

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 11:14 GMT

Some of history’s most notorious unsolved murder crimes could be laid bare thanks to new forensic research led at Northumbria University, in Newcastle.

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 14:23 BST

A new form of high speed wireless internet, which uses the lights in homes and offices to transmit data, could revolutionise the way we download and upload information in the future.

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

Press releases   •   May 30, 2018 16:03 BST

Vasile Ersek, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, and Jack Longman, Research Fellow at University of Southampton, discuss their work undertaken which suggests important role of Balkans in medieval mining due to newly discovered evidence of lead pollution.

Northumbria University launches pioneering biotechnology degree in Sri Lanka

Northumbria University launches pioneering biotechnology degree in Sri Lanka

Press releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 17:01 BST

As Sri Lanka looks toward emerging sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle has become the island’s first UK University to launch a biotechnology degree.