Government urgently needs to gauge public perception of new track and trace app

Governments urgently need to understand public priorities before they roll out track and trace, according to new research. One of the earliest studies to...

New technology to help city’s hospitality industry get back to business safely with test...

With Manchester’s hospitality sector now reopening, a unique vein mapping technology is being used to safely comply with new test and trace guidelines, and...

Robots join the frontline fight against coronavirus

Field tests have begun using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public spaces. The robots combine navigation, computer vision and artificial...

Manchester Scientists stick to spider silk for biodegradable alternative to traditional glue

Scientists have successfully produced synthetic spider silk to create a new biodegradable glue alternative. The University of Manchester-based researchers found that their homemade synthetic spider silk...

Cybersecurity centre of excellence will help power Manchester’s digital future

An operator is being sought to run a new cybersecurity hub which will put Manchester in the forefront of the response to digital threats. The...

Reduction in commercial flights due to COVID-19 leading to less accurate weather forecasts

Weather forecasts have become less accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the reduction in commercial flights, according to new research led by Lancaster...

Solar Orbiter’s first images reveal ‘campfires’ on the Sun

The first images from Solar Orbiter, a Sun-observing mission by ESA and NASA carrying instruments proposed, designed and built in the UK , reveal...

Manchester Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating childhood cancer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to ‘kinder’ treatments for children...

Wide North/South gap in life science investment, IPPR reveals

New analysis reveals a North/South divide in life science investment. Overall, the North of England receives £4 billion less investment per year in health...

The perfect fit-How the COVID-19 virus is a 1,000 times better at latching on...

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have characterised the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as well as its most similar relative in a...