COMMENT: The scorching winds on the surface of the sun – and how we’re forecasting them

COMMENT: The scorching winds on the surface of the sun – and how we’re forecasting them

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 11:14 BST

​Dr Richard Morton from the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences discusses his research into solar winds in space.

Northumbria academic says ‘Little Ice Age’ could hit Earth in 2020

Northumbria academic says ‘Little Ice Age’ could hit Earth in 2020

Press releases   •   Jul 21, 2015 12:15 BST

​A ‘Little Ice Age’ which caused severe winters in the 17th Century could return in five years’ time due to a predicted fall in solar activity.

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.

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.

Northumbria to help build world’s biggest solar telescope in £220 million project

Northumbria to help build world’s biggest solar telescope in £220 million project

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 00:00 GMT

Experts from Northumbria University, Newcastle are taking part in an international project to build the world’s biggest and most revolutionary solar telescope.

‘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.

COMMENT: How Rosetta made an epic journey through space and overcame incredible challenges

COMMENT: How Rosetta made an epic journey through space and overcame incredible challenges

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 00:00 GMT

Dr Neil Beattie, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, discusses the engineering feats and challenges behind Rosetta's epic journey through space.

Northumbria research shines light on solar technology

Northumbria research shines light on solar technology

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2014 00:00 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle has joined forces with Blyth-based Solar Capture Technologies to develop new concepts for using energy from sunlight.

The sound of the Sun

The sound of the Sun

Press releases   •   Sep 10, 2013 00:00 BST

Magnetic wave phenomena from the Sun have been converted into a haunting audio visual experience – enabling people to hear and see the Sun as never before during the British Science Festival.