Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - November, 2013
A survey has shown that engineering students should be more aware of the public and social welfare issues in their projects, or risk focusing too much on the technical and not enough on the human element.
The ebb and flow of annual changes in sea-ice cover is reflected in the algae underneath, allowing scientists to plot changes in the ice by counting the ‘age rings’ of water plants.
Blood tests may soon be used to accurately diagnose concussion and predict long term cognitive disability, heralding a quick and easy way to check for life-threatening damage.
An international team has collected information to show in greater detail how undersea ‘eddies’ distribute oxygen, warmth and nutrients around the ocean, and how a reduction of this process could leave some parts starving.
Engineers in the US have developed a healthy method to make nanoscale gold rods in large quantities, with complete control over the rods' dimensions and optical properties.
A team in the US have developed a new method for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, which is more accurate than standard ways for measuring ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Swedish medical researchers have conducted a study to compare automatic and manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, to see which has the best survival results.
An international team has pin-pointed the genes responsible for an increased chance of severe asthma in children, which could one day lead to much more effective treatments.
Cambridge researchers have gone back to the drawing board for solar cells, looking to redesign the entire system to allow better efficiency with cheaper materials.
A new project gives any student or teacher with an internet connection remote access to real a physics lab, and all the scientific discoveries they hold.
A discovery in Western Australia may have shined a light on the Earth’s oldest inhabitants, with researchers finding microbes in rocks over three and a half billion years old.
Researchers have answered some long-running questions over how animals at the deepest levels of the ocean are able to feed themselves – it seems there is a long time between meals, but there is a serious feast when they do arrive.