University of Leeds: Latest News http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rss/news University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:34:26 +0000 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:34:26 +0000 Predicting tornadoes on UK cold fronts for the first time http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4695/predicting_tornadoes_on_uk_cold_fronts_for_the_first_time Weather forecasters can more accurately predict when a tornado is likely to hit the UK thanks to a new tool devised in a partnership between the University of Leeds and the Met Office. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4695/predicting_tornadoes_on_uk_cold_fronts_for_the_first_time Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0100 Research to understand COVID-19 spread on public transport http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4694/research_to_understand_covid-19_spread_on_public_transport A major scientific study has been launched to understand the risks of COVID-19 transmission on buses and trains - and to identify the best measures to control it. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4694/research_to_understand_covid-19_spread_on_public_transport Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:48:00 +0100 Pioneering Leeds researchers accepted into leading programme http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4692/pioneering_leeds_researchers_accepted_into_leading_programme Two Leeds researchers have been accepted into a prestigious scheme to further their work in climate change and searching for habitable worlds in space. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4692/pioneering_leeds_researchers_accepted_into_leading_programme Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:10:00 +0100 COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in Leeds http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4693/covid-19_vaccine_trial_begins_in_leeds Hundreds of volunteers from the region are taking part in a study to test the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4693/covid-19_vaccine_trial_begins_in_leeds Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:09:00 +0100 Faster footballs result in harder headers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4673/faster_footballs_result_in_harder_headers Scientists have discovered the severity of the impact on a player’s head while heading a football is influenced much more by the speed of the ball than its mass and stiffness. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4673/faster_footballs_result_in_harder_headers Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:55:00 +0100 Modelling temperature variation on distant stars http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4691/modelling_temperature_variation_on_distant_stars New research is helping to explain one of the big questions that has perplexed astrophysicists for the past 30 years - what causes the changing brightness of distant stars called magnetars. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4691/modelling_temperature_variation_on_distant_stars Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 Using robotic assistance to make colonoscopy kinder and easier http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4690/using_robotic_assistance_to_make_colonoscopy_kinder_and_easier Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4690/using_robotic_assistance_to_make_colonoscopy_kinder_and_easier Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:56:00 +0100 Can wearable technology help care homes save lives? http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4686/can_wearable_technology_help_care_homes_save_lives Wearable digital devices are to be trialled in care homes to establish whether the technology can help reduce covid-19 infections and prevent deaths. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4686/can_wearable_technology_help_care_homes_save_lives Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:10:00 +0100 University researchers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4689/university_researchers_recognised_in_queens_birthday_honours Three leading academic researchers, two alumni and a former Pro-Chancellor at the University of Leeds have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4689/university_researchers_recognised_in_queens_birthday_honours Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:07:00 +0100 Meltwater lakes are accelerating glacier ice loss http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4687/meltwater_lakes_are_accelerating_glacier_ice_loss Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4687/meltwater_lakes_are_accelerating_glacier_ice_loss Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0100 New project is a breath of fresh air for Bradford school kids http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4685/new_project_is_a_breath_of_fresh_air_for_bradford_school_kids University of Leeds researchers are taking part in a new Born in Bradford project with primary school children across the city - to measure levels of pollution and its impact on health. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4685/new_project_is_a_breath_of_fresh_air_for_bradford_school_kids Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:30:00 +0100 Global food production poses an increasing climate threat http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4683/global_food_production_poses_an_increasing_climate_threat Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing climate goals and the Paris Accord, according to a new international study. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4683/global_food_production_poses_an_increasing_climate_threat Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Coronavirus cases among students and staff  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4684/coronavirus_cases_among_students_and_staff Keeping our students and staff safe and healthy has been our number one priority throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4684/coronavirus_cases_among_students_and_staff Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0100 Understanding the way proteins shapeshift http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4682/understanding_the_way_proteins_shapeshift The University of Leeds has secured a £5.4 million grant to identify new techniques for investigating and manipulating the chemical building blocks of life - proteins. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4682/understanding_the_way_proteins_shapeshift Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:16:00 +0100 New materials will help UK achieve net-zero, say researchers http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4680/new_materials_will_help_uk_achieve_net-zero_say_researchers Scientists at the University of Leeds have pledged to develop a new generation of ultra-efficient electronics to help the UK achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4680/new_materials_will_help_uk_achieve_net-zero_say_researchers Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100 New transport guidance for a climate smart COVID-19 recovery http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4681/new_transport_guidance_for_a_climate_smart_covid-19_recovery The Local Government Association has launched new advice developed by experts at the University of Leeds on practical actions local authorities can take to decarbonise transport. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4681/new_transport_guidance_for_a_climate_smart_covid-19_recovery Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100 Carbon pollution particles found in placenta cells for the first time http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4676/carbon_pollution_particles_found_in_placenta_cells_for_the_first_time Pollution particles including carbon and metals have been found in the placentas of new mothers. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4676/carbon_pollution_particles_found_in_placenta_cells_for_the_first_time Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 Decent living for all does not have to cost the Earth http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4679/decent_living_for_all_does_not_have_to_cost_the_earth Global energy consumption in 2050 could be reduced to the levels of the 1960s and still provide a decent standard of living for a population three times larger, according to a new study. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4679/decent_living_for_all_does_not_have_to_cost_the_earth Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:06:00 +0100 Take a virtual tour from the sea bed to outer space http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4674/take_a_virtual_tour_from_the_sea_bed_to_outer_space Travel 1,000 feet under the sea with TV’s Greg Foot; make art inspired by the placenta and create science heroes from a humble toilet roll. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4674/take_a_virtual_tour_from_the_sea_bed_to_outer_space Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:30:00 +0100 Harnessing plant power for renewable energy http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4678/harnessing_plant_power_for_renewable_energy Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, says new report http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4678/harnessing_plant_power_for_renewable_energy Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +0100