News from 2022
Loughborough University awarded £5.8m to create a suite of DIGILabs to support STEM students
The Office for Students recently announced new capital funding for universities for the financial years 2022-23 up to 2024-25 to support investment in new buildings, facilities and equipment for universities and colleges in England.
Revolutionary forensic fingerprint technique could help fight against fraud
Forensic examiners can now determine whether a fingerprint was placed on a piece of paper before or after any text was printed on it. The revolutionary technique could help resolve cases of fraud, for example where the defendant claims to have no knowledge of the document but does admit to handling the sheet of paper it was printed on whilst it was blank.
Could computer programs match the abilities of our brains?
The human brain is one of the most intricate systems in nature. Recreating its behaviour using computer programs is no easy task, but it can be done – by using artificial intelligence hardware that mimics the deeply complex networks of neuron cells in our brains. Dr Pavel Borisov and Professor Sergey Saveliev, at Loughborough University are exploring how new advances in technology can help to create an artificial brain.
Loughborough researchers securing a sustainable future through low-dimensional catalysis
What would a world without fossil fuels look like? To visualise this, a group of Loughborough University researchers have compiled a gallery of images revealing the surprising items we use every day that are sourced from fossil fuels - and the alternatives we might replace them with.
Dr Kinga Morsanyi stars in Cuppa with a Scientist podcast to highlight the issue of maths anxiety
Dr Kinga Morsanyi, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Cognition, features in the latest episode of the University's Cuppa with a Scientist podcast to discuss the issue of maths anxiety and why it's important those affected understand it doesn't mean they're bad at maths.