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Bangor University secures £4.6m EU funds for research into low carbon energy efficiency

A new data science hub for green energy is to be created at Bangor University, backed by £4.6m EU funds.

The new Smart Efficient Energy Centre (SEEC) will develop joint research between Welsh and international organisations and businesses. It will investigate the options for using big data science to improve the efficiency of low carbon energy systems including nuclear, marine and offshore wind energy.

Publication date: 16 August 2019

New research collaboration for sustainable use of seas around Wales

The Welsh Government and Bangor University are joining forces to help ensure that the seas around Wales are clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse.

Bangor University’s research vessel, the Prince Madog will be used to gather data from the seas around Wales which will assist the Welsh Government to fulfil its marine and fisheries evidence requirements.

Gathering evidence from the seas around Wales is essential in order to maintain good standards in our marine environment. This involves developing appropriate targets, indicators, assessment criteria and monitoring programmes to acquire relevant data.

Publication date: 14 August 2019

Being left-handed doesn't mean you are right-brained — so what does it mean?

There have been plenty of claims about what being left-handed means, and whether it changes the type of person someone is – but the truth is something of an enigma. Myths about handedness appear year after year, but researchers have yet to uncover all of what it means to be left-handed.

This article by Emma Karlsson, Postdoctoral researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience, Bangor University is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 August 2019

An innovation to ease our way into the next digital revolution

A new algorithm which can be introduced into existing components could speed up the advent of the next digital revolution.

The ‘internet of things’ and 5G mobile communications are expected to revolutionise the way we conduct our lives and businesses.

However, there are some problems than need solving before the true ‘internet of things’ is able to makes the best use of our current data networks and before 5G networks become a reality.

Publication date: 12 August 2019

Lynx reintroduction research wins UK student award

A student whose research made national and international news has been awarded the first UK Masters Student of the Year Award by the FindAPhD website.

Thomas Ovenden, currently a PhD student at the University of Stirling, conducted his MSc in Environmental Forestry at Bangor University. His masters research project was on the potential to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx, a species extinct in Britain for over 1,000 years.

Publication date: 29 July 2019

British Science Association | July News Letter

Publication date: 26 July 2019

2019/20 PhD Research Council Policy Internships Scheme (National Assembly for Wales Research Service)

Publication date: 27 June 2019

How did the moon end up where it is?

Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land on the Earth’s satellite. This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while India is close to landing a lunar vehicle, and Israel continues its mission to touch down on the surface, despite the crash of its recent venture. NASA meanwhile has announced it wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole by 2024.

This article by Mattias Green, Reader in Physical Oceanography, School of Ocean Sciences and David Waltham, Professor of Geophysics, Royal Holloway is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 25 April 2019