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2012-07-02 22:19:39

Producing strong, lightweight and complex parts for car manufacturing and the aerospace industry is set to become cheaper and more accurate thanks to a new technique developed by engineers from the University of Exeter.

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power
2012-06-28 05:18:04

Energy generated from ocean waves could provide power for our growing planet. Marine energy is believed to have the potential to provide the UK with electricity twice over, and a group of scientists have made a strong step in that direction by predicting wave power.

2012-06-16 00:53:10

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and University College London, have furthered understanding of the mechanism by which the cells that insulate the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells, protect and repair damage caused by trauma and disease.

2012-05-22 09:00:14

Our 'gut feelings' influence our decisions, overriding 'rational' thought, when we are faced with financial offers that we deem to be unfair.

2012-04-19 20:16:48

Exercise in the open air is good for you, but if you want to reap the full benefits you should head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.

2012-04-18 20:09:49

Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish.

What Can Ancient Farmers Teach Us About Saving The Amazon?
2012-04-10 10:52:12

For the better part of the last half-century, the Amazonian forests have been plagued by deforestation from human farming activities.

Rise Of Land Plants Caused Planet's Temperature To Plummet
2012-02-01 12:50:33

Based on the results of a set of novel new experiments, scientists have theorized that the rise of terrestrial plants in Earth’s natural history may have initiated a series of ice ages that researchers have previously been at a loss to explain.

Turtles' Mating Habits Protect Against Effects Of Climate Change
2012-01-26 04:48:31

The mating habits of marine turtle may help to protect them against the effects of climate change, according to new research led by the University of Exeter.

2012-01-18 12:54:59

The human subconscious has a bigger impact than previously thought on how we respond to danger.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.