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UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2021 07:44 BST

A leading physicist and Chair of the United Nations space weather expert group is to join Northumbria University for one year after being awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship.

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2021 10:33 GMT

Researchers from Northumbria University in Newcastle, and Bogazici University in Turkey, have discovered a new way of examining the structure and dynamics of single protein molecules within the human body – which could help scientists better understand the progression and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support

Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support

Press releases   •   Mar 10, 2021 11:26 GMT

A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2021 14:32 GMT

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

Examining the impact of climate change on Siberia’s stores of permafrost
New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2021 09:18 GMT

A team of researchers, including renewable energy experts from Northumbria University, has received significant funding to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices used to produce solar energy.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2021 10:57 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Katherine Baldock, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Northumbria University, explores how urban gardens can help conserve bees and butterflies.

Northumbria KTP addressing the challenges of the UK housing crisis is rated outstanding

Northumbria KTP addressing the challenges of the UK housing crisis is rated outstanding

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 13:37 GMT

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Platinum Electrical Engineering and Northumbria University has received the highest possible rating by an independent assessor.

EXPERT COMMENT: Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?

EXPERT COMMENT: Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2021 13:10 GMT

How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer among its cluttered hard drive, then you might be classed as a digital hoarder.

A robotic revolution for urban nature

A robotic revolution for urban nature

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2021 12:00 GMT

Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2021 16:10 GMT

A Northumbria University scientist, whose research has helped change our understanding of the Sun’s magnetic waves, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the field of solar physics.

North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2020 09:08 GMT

Northumbria University has been awarded more than £360,000 of funding from the UK Space Agency to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system.

Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

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.

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

Scientists to help forecast space weather threats

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

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.

Learn to code at free virtual event

Learn to code at free virtual event

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2020 11:28 BST

Northumbria University is running a free online coding workshop, allowing people to gain new digital skills from the comfort of their own home.

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

Fungi in a warmer world – research project will explore impact of global warming on fungi species

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

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.

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

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.