Better road safety is a step closer after professor joins Pan-European alliance
A renowned researcher at Northumbria University who is working on a €4m project to make our roads safer has been invited to become part of an important alliance aiming to futureproof industry.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.
EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding
Katja Leyendecker, PhD candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, discusses Greater Manchester's new walking and cycling plan.
Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities
With concerns about climate change and urban air pollution high on the agenda for cities around the world, most are now actively looking at ways to reduce their carbon emissions.
EXPERT COMMENT: Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women
Planners design the infrastructure of cities for cars, not bikes. This needs to change to make cycling a more viable option for more people, says Katja Leyendecker, writing for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop
New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.
Top of the class for health and safety
For the third time in four years, a Northumbria University, Newcastle student has been named one of the best in the UK for studies relating to occupational health and safety.
EXPERT COMMENT: AI could help drones ride air currents like birds
Nick Martin, Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, looks at how artificial intelligence could use lessons from nature to help drones ride air currents and stay in the air for longer.
Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience
Visitors to this year’s NE1 Newcastle Motor Show on the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August will be given a glimpse into the future of automotive technology as Northumbria University unveils an electric racing car built by its students.
‘Lift Off’ for Northumbria University researchers!
Northumbria University researchers will soon take to the sky as part of a partial gravity flight campaign that will determine how space travel affects astronauts’ spinal muscles.
Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit
Pupils from a North East school have visited Northumbria University to quiz aerodynamic experts ahead of a worldwide engineering competition.
Northumbria University supports world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre
Northumbria University, Newcastle is supporting the launch of Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre to be built at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire.
Northumbria green engineers build car of the future
Automotive and mechanical engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle have produced a car powered by renewable fuel which could transform the future of sustainable transport.