Latest Aberystwyth University Stories

Robot Biologist Solves Complex Problem From Scratch
2011-10-15 04:04:33

First it was chess. Then it was Jeopardy. Now computers are at it again, but this time they are trying to automate the scientific process itself.

Image 1 - AFTER - Next Giant Ice Island Poised To Break Free From Greenland
2011-09-02 07:53:08

Researcher Alun Hubbard, of the Center for Glaciology at Aberystwyth University said he was rendered “speechless” when a glacier about twice the size of Manhattan he and his team have been tracking appeared close to breaking off.

2009-06-04 08:40:00

Although the great tit bird is loud enough to be heard in noisy, city areas, for their country relations they might as well be speaking Greek.

2009-04-03 14:23:58

A robot scientist acting without human help has made its first real, albeit modest, discoveries, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Named Adam, the robot is the creation of researchers at Cambridge and the United Kingdom's Aberystwyth University, New Scientist reported Friday. Without human assistance, Adam formulated and tested 20 hypotheses about gene coding for 13 enzymes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as brewer's yeast, said Ross King, a biologist at Aberystwyth who...

2009-04-03 06:05:00

On Thursday, two teams of researcher announced that they have created machines capable of reasoning, creating theories, and discovering knowledge on their own.

2008-08-19 18:00:37

By James McCarthy SCORES of academics from across Wales have found themselves targeted by students rating their teaching skills on a US-based website.

2008-07-22 18:00:34

One of the world's leading centres for climate-change science will be created in Ceredigion, it was announced yesterday. Funding cuts put the former plant breeding station at Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, under threat of closure 18 months ago.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).