Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are...

Manchester Project uses Computer models help safely launch lifeboats in rough seas

A Manchester project to better understand how to safely launch and retrieve lifeboats from bigger ships has been shortlisted for a prestigious engineering award. The...

Artefact study to shed new light on life in Roman and Late Antique Egypt

The first in-depth study of Roman and Late Antique Egypt using everyday artefacts as its principal source of evidence has been awarded a large...

2D materials clean up their act

Two-dimensional materials such as graphene may only be one or two atoms thick but they are poised to power flexible electronics, revolutionise composites and...

Exploring the world of Blissymbolics

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University fronted and starred in a radio feature exploring the little-known world of Blissymbolics. The BBC Radio 4 show, 'The Symbols Of...

Conservation work is helping to protect our precious moorland

Work to protect the iconic moorland of the Peak District and South Pennines is having a positive and statistically significant effect on the environment,...

Remember the Ice Bucket challenge?

In today’s social media driven society an internet meme or online trend can explode in popularity overnight. Remember the Ice Bucket challenge? But why do...

A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around...

Roll of the dice when it comes to food hygiene

A new study, conducted by a team of UK based researchers involving The University of Manchester, Bangor University and the University of Liverpool, known...

Full-body scans may be the motivation we need to maintain healthy lifestyles

Whole-body scanning may be the motivation many women need to commit to and maintain healthy lifestyles, according to a new study. For many women, improved...

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