Nutritious fish stocks being squandered by salmon farming say scientists

Millions of tonnes of highly-nutritious wild fish could stay in the ocean while also boosting seafood production if changes are made to the feeds...

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...

Manchester scientists develop graphene sensors that could revolutionise the Internet of Things

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT). By...

New look for Textiles Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry

The historic Textiles Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry is to receive a facelift ahead of summer – meaning there will be...

World heritage sites under threat from Climate Change

UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under threat...

Use of nanotechnology could create ‘perfect’ heirloom watch that never loses time

The ‘perfect watch’ that never loses time thanks to nanotechnology is being explored in a new partnership between university researchers and the world’s leading...

Artificial tongue aims to stop the counterfeit whisky trade

An artificial ‘tongue’ which can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky could help cut down on the trade in counterfeit alcohol, scientists say. In...

Rare gas find solves African landscape puzzle

The discovery of gases released from deep beneath the Earth’s crust could help to explain Southern Africa’s unusual landscape, a study suggests. Scientists have long...

Scientists discover prehistoric wonder chicken

The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of palaeontologists. The...

New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and develop...