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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Science & Technology

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An academic at Newcastle University has teamed up with the campaign group Fresh to raise awareness of the health impacts of breathing in other people’s smoke. The Second-Hand Smoke Is Poison campaign aims to highlight how tobacco smoke can hang around in a home for up to five hours and...
Teeside University Opens Its £1.8 Million Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre
Teesside University has launched the Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre (IDTC) to help support SMEs to discover and explore a range of digital technologies and opportunities which could benefit their business. Local SMEs had a first look at the Industrial Digitalisation Technology Centre’s Serious Play Facility at the hybrid launch event...
Elon Musk Tesla Bitcoin
In an SEC filing, Tesla has disclosed that it has purchased $1.5 billion (USD) in bitcoin.   But why would Tesla do this?  As the man himself said, it was inevitable. On Friday 29th January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed his Twitter bio to just "#bitcoin." This is interesting, but not toally surprising,...
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Scientists at Newcastle University have managed to make artificial corneas using 3D printers. The cornea – the outermost layer of the eye – plays an important role in focusing vision. It is possible to transplant donated corneas, but – with around 10 million people worldwide needing cornea surgery to rescue...
fireworks
It seems that all the fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night can send Newcastle’s levels of air pollution soaring. Figures for Bonfire Night last year showed that – between 8.00 pm and midnight – the amount of pollution particles in the city’s atmosphere rocketed. Starting from a daytime measurement of...
computer brain
It might sound like science fiction, but Newcastle researchers – and big tech companies – believe it may soon be commonplace for devices implanted in our bodies to link our brains with computers. Such devices – it is thought – could help with diseases like Alzheimer’s, allow us to ‘type’...
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Scientists from Newcastle University have discovered that bees have something similar to the ‘sweet tooth’ often found in humans. The Newcastle researchers found that bees possess sugar-sensing taste neurons. These neurons give the insects intense pleasure when they feed on nectar, encouraging them to hang around and empty the flower...
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A group of ground-breaking Newcastle scientists have received a £5 million grant to look at ways of tackling cancers that afflict children and young people.  The grant – from Cancer Research UK – will be split between three teams based at the Cancer Research Newcastle Centre.  One cancer that the grant...
The world has drastically transformed in the last two centuries, and yet the manner in which academic institutions prepare us for our professional careers has remained stagnant. It is still fixated on the needs of an industrial age, a learning structure that is very much outdated and questionable for...
washing machines
Washing your clothes on the delicate wash could be contributing to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, according to research done in Newcastle. The issue of plastic pollution in oceans – and the devastating effect it has on fish, birds and marine mammals – is one of the...

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