Mystery behind Jupiter’s stunning ‘X-ray light shows’ finally explained
The 40-year mystery behind the cause of Jupiter’s spectacular natural light displays has finally been explained thanks to research by a team of international physicists, including Northumbria University’s Professor Jonathan Rae.
New research to provide safer and more accurate space weather predictions
A team of space weather experts from Northumbria University has been awarded more than £400,000 to explore how to better predict the conditions in near-Earth space.
Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments
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.
Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere
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.
Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing without contact
Breakthrough forensic research at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has revealed for the first time that textile fibres can, under certain circumstances, be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact.
Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known
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.
Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits
A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The findings have been published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE for World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.
Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world
An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.
Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.
Secrets of Lucretia painting closer to being revealed
The mystery of who painted a centuries-old artwork, and when, is closer to being revealed thanks to the work of art conservation and forensic science experts from Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating
Northumbria University is proud to announce that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, which has brought together industry and academic experts to develop a new biomedical device, has been given the highest possible rating by an independent government assessor.
Researchers find evidence for a new fundamental constant of the Sun
New research undertaken at Northumbria University shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been reported in the latest edition of the prominent journal, Nature Astronomy.
EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse
Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.
LiFi research to revolutionise data downloads
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.
Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer
A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Project explores digital library for Africa
Experts from around the world will visit Northumbria University, Newcastle next month to discuss how the creation of a Pan-African digital library could transform the lives of people living across the continent.
Research predicts how patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs
Research carried out by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 other inherited conditions.
Shining a light on solar flares and particles
Researchers at Northumbria are helping increase understanding of the spectacular space phenomenon known as solar flares and their potential impact on the Earth.
Northumbria research could power life on Mars
A prototype engine based on a solid-to-vapour transformation, which could be used for harvesting energy on the surface of Mars and other extreme environments, is being developed by scientists at Northumbria University.