University of Leeds: Latest News University of Leeds: Latest News Jadu CMS 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 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. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:15:00 +0100 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. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:48:00 +0100 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. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:10:00 +0100 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. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:09:00 +0100 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. Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:55:00 +0100 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. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 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. Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:56:00 +0100 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. Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:10:00 +0100 University researchers recognised in Queen’s 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. Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:07:00 +0100 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. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:00:00 +0100 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. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:30:00 +0100 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. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Coronavirus cases among students and staff Keeping our students and staff safe and healthy has been our number one priority throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0100 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. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 14:16:00 +0100 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. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100 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. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0100 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. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:26:00 +0100 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. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:06:00 +0100 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. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:30:00 +0100 Harnessing plant power for renewable energy Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, says new report Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:01:00 +0100