Tag / engineering and environment
Press releases • Nov 25, 2020 09:58 GMT
Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.
Press releases • Nov 06, 2020 10:18 GMT
A Northumbria University solar physicist is part of a team of scientists working on a new project to improve the ability of the Met Office to forecast space weather and its potential disruption to activities on Earth.
Press releases • Oct 23, 2020 13:41 BST
The UK high street has been badly hit by COVID-19 restrictions - and it is shining a spotlight on the huge amount of retail floorspace that is not needed. Paul Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration at Northumbria University, writes about the challenges facing the sector for The Conversation.
Press releases • Sep 22, 2020 11:02 BST
Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.
Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere
Press releases • Sep 21, 2020 16:20 BST
A team of scientists has discovered new activity within the Sun’s atmosphere which could explain how it reaches temperatures of more than a million degrees.
Press releases • Sep 08, 2020 17:13 BST
Northumbria University is now ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK after a significant 20 place rise in The Guardian University Guide 2021.
Press releases • Aug 21, 2020 09:05 BST
Professor Nicola Pearsall, Emerita Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University and a world-leading expert on photovoltaics, has been announced as the general chair for this year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC).
Press releases • Aug 11, 2020 11:19 BST
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.