Tag / engineering and environment
News • Aug 07, 2020 08:39 BST
An international team of solar physicists, including academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has recently measured the global magnetic field of the outer most layer of the Sun’s atmosphere, the solar corona, for the first time.
Press releases • Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST
A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.
Press releases • Jul 09, 2020 12:22 BST
Northumbria University has been chosen to participate in a €4.8 million project to tackle the issue of renovating residential buildings in Europe to make them more energy efficient.
Press releases • Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST
Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.
Press releases • Jun 29, 2020 12:43 BST
Northumbria University’s growing global reputation for academic excellence has been reinforced after becoming the highest placed UK university in the latest world rankings.
Press releases • Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST
Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Press releases • May 27, 2020 12:01 BST
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.
Press releases • May 01, 2020 13:54 BST
Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland universities are working together to design and support production of vital protective equipment for the NHS.
Press releases • Apr 23, 2020 14:52 BST
Researchers from Northumbria University have been awarded £1.2m to help advance our understanding of the Sun and its impact on the planets within our solar system.
Press releases • Apr 15, 2020 13:44 BST
Scientists from Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.
Press releases • Apr 01, 2020 16:26 BST
Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the continent had an exceptionally warm climate in prehistoric times. Their findings are published today (1 April) as the lead story in the scientific journal Nature.
Press releases • Mar 16, 2020 15:17 GMT
Northumbria University's NUSTEM project has been recognised for its innovative work in improving diversity in engineering education.
EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding
Press releases • Mar 03, 2020 16:09 GMT
Katja Leyendecker, PhD candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, discusses Greater Manchester's new walking and cycling plan.
Press releases • Feb 28, 2020 11:01 GMT
Northumbria University has teamed up with two leading cyber security organisations to run a boot camp training event for computer science teachers and academics.
Press releases • Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT
A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.
Press releases • Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT
A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.
Press releases • Feb 04, 2020 12:42 GMT
Computing students from Northumbria University will be testing just how well-prepared local businesses are for potential cyber-attacks by attempting to hack into their IT systems.
Press releases • Jan 30, 2020 09:00 GMT
The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.