Stem cell AI: Loughborough part of £3m ‘brain on a chip’ project that aims to revolutionise computing power
Loughborough University scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence (AI) devices and bring about a revolution in computing.
Three in 10 people cannot afford a minimum standard of living – new report
Three in 10 people in the UK do not have the necessary income to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living, according to a new report.
Nissan staying in UK is great news after Brexit, but car industry’s future is still very unclear
When the UK voted for Brexit, there were no positives for the UK car industry. The prospect of a 10% tariff on car production that involves parts and sub-assemblies moving in and out of the UK was untenable.
Physicists use ‘hyperchaos’ to model complex quantum systems at a fraction of the computing power
Physicists have discovered a potentially game-changing feature of quantum bit behaviour which would allow scientists to simulate complex quantum systems without the need for enormous computing power.
Survey shows more wildflowers in bloom during January than ever before
A record number of wildflowers were found to be in bloom this winter, according to a new survey by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.
Experts in Sport: Insight into the relationship between exercise and cancer
This week’s Experts in Sport podcast takes a closer look at the relationship between exercise and cancer.
Academics awarded £93k to develop novel board game that aims to improve children’s numeracy skills
Mathematics education research has repeatedly shown that children’s early counting abilities are an essential precursor to wider mathematical learning.
Research project to delve into gender equality in Para sport media
An academic from Loughborough University has been granted funding to investigate gender equality and inclusion in Para sport media.
Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented
The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.
The Midlands is delivering nearly £100m of research to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19
A new report - Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 - published today (Friday, January 15 2021) reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?
Another year, another climate record broken.
Using COVID-19 in the classroom: How teaching can benefit from the global pandemic
Two Loughborough psychologists have put together a plan for how secondary school teachers can use the COVID-19 pandemic to help explain psychological concepts.
New theory for how snowflakes grow
Scientists have discovered what drives the delicate and complex microcosm of tiny terraces, pyramids and craters found on the surface of ice.
Corruption reporting in the media investigated in new research
Researchers at Loughborough University have released two new papers investigating how corruption is reported in mainstream media.
FEATURE: Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms
Biofilms are central to our most important global challenges, from antimicrobial resistance and food safety to water security, and they have a significant economic, social, and environmental impact.