Topics: Science, technology
How future research can help improve projections on rising sea levels
A new research synthesis co-authored by an international group of 29 ice sheet experts states that future rises in sea level could be better estimated by gaining a clearer understanding of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
Northumbria University spin-out raises £1.4m for lung test to aid early diagnosis of asthma
PulmoBioMed - a Northumbria University spin-out which has developed a new lung test that could lead to earlier diagnosis of asthma and other conditions - has raised £1.4m to help commercialise its technology.
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between preterm and full term babies
A new study involving Northumbria University has revealed scans of 390 babies show distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks.
Digital civics projects putting people at heart of digital innovation
Northumbria University is hosting the Digital Civics Exchange, a series of events focusing on the role of people in artificial intelligence and digital technology. The event will also mark the launch of Northumbria University's 9 million AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Citizen-Centred AI.
Solar physicist honoured by Royal Astronomical Society
Dr Andy Smith, a solar physicist at Northumbria University, has been honored by the Royal Astronomical Society for his work in using artificial intelligence to predict space weather. His models are used by the Met Office for space weather forecasts. Smith was awarded the Winton Award for his use of AI techniques to monitor and predict solar eruptions and their impact on Earth.
Award honours research on gendered experiences in engineering
A Civil Engineering graduate from Northumbria University has won the Rising Star – Contribution to Gender Diversity award at the 2023 Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
EXPERT COMMENT: The secret world of puddles
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor of Ecology at Northumbria University discusses the conservation value of puddles which is still largely unappreciated.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
EXPERT COMMENT: Antarctic study proves glacier has undergone irreversible retreat – highlighting potential for widespread ice loss
In an article written for The Conversation*, both from Northumbria University, Hilmar Gudmundsson, Professor of Glaciology and Dr Brad Reed, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, alongside Mattias Green, Professor in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University discuss developments in the activity of the Pine Island glacier in the west Antarctic ice sheet.
Northumbria Professor leads development of ‘wonder material’ for real applications
It’s the strongest material on Earth and has the potential to transform the performance and sustainability of everything from the cars we drive to the way we clean our drinking water.
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
Uranus aurora discovery promises new riches from James Webb Space Telescope
After more than 30 years scientists have finally been able to confirm that the icy planet Uranus has an infrared aurora.
The discovery will provide insight into how magnetic fields on ice giants such as Uranus and Neptune behave and could even help astronomers use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to identify similar aurorae from planets outside our solar system.
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EXPERT COMMENT: Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing – new research
In an article written for The Conversation*, Deirdre McKay, Professor of Sustainable Development at Keele University, Kelly Sheridan, Associate Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, and Axa Research Fund Fellow Thomas Stanton from Loughborough University discuss new research on the shedding of microfibres.
EXPERT COMMENT: Increasing melting of West Antarctic ice shelves may be unavoidable – new research
In an article written for the Conversation, Jan De Rydt, Associate Professor of Polar Glaciology and Oceanography at Northumbria University, along with Ocean-Ice Modeller Kaitlin Naughten and Ocean and Ice Scientist Paul Holland, both from the British Antarctic Survey, discuss their recent research findings on the warming of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Northumbria welcomes Secretary of State for Education
The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gillian Keegan, visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, to discuss unlocking opportunities for young people in the region and to hear about ground-breaking research in areas of global significance.
Satellite swarm to provide ‘missing link’ between space weather and space debris
Satellite technology developed by Northumbria University scientists has been adapted for a new, European Space Agency (ESA) funded mission, which will see a “swarm” of satellites sent into space to address the growing threat of space debris.
Top award for physicist’s research breakthrough
A Northumbria University academic is part of a team of scientists to be awarded a prestigious physics gold medal and prize for their work developing the world’s first room-temperature MASER.
North East mathematicians prepare to host prestigious research programme
Experts in a newly emerging field of mathematics will meet in Newcastle upon Tyne next year after Northumbria University was awarded funding for a month-long programme of activities.
EXPERT COMMENT: We’re talking about AI a lot right now – and it’s not a moment too soon
In an article written for The Conversation, Kimberley Hardcastle, Assistant Professor for Northumbria University’s Marketing department discusses the history of AI technology and explains how the rapid development may lead to bigger issues if handled incorrectly.