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World Interest In Benefits Of The Okra Plant
2014-07-11 03:26:21

University of Huddersfield ESTONIAN-born Katerina Alba’s research at the University of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of some of the most popular emulsion-based food products – such as butter, mayonnaise, yogurt and fruit drinks – and she is starting to gain an international profile for her work. Katerina gained her MSc degree in nutrition and food science at the University and now she has embarked on research for a PhD.  Working with her supervisor, Dr Vassilis...

2013-11-21 11:39:12

Dr Alexander Bridger, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, has published a new paper that explores ways to qualitatively study the urban environments of Manchester. The paper outlines how mobile methods and documentary strategies (diaries, cameras and maps) can be used to document and reflect on the research process and to consider the political implications of urbanism and gentrification. Alexander considers the work of the Situationist International and...

2013-10-08 12:08:54

Professor Martin Richards, of the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, has published a paper uncovering new information about how Ashkenazi Jewish men moved into Europe from the Middle East, and their marriage practices with European women. The origins of Ashkenazi Jews – that is, Jews with recent ancestry in central and Eastern Europe – is a long-standing controversy. It is usually assumed that their ancestors migrated into Europe from Palestine in the...

2013-07-10 14:27:15

A BRIGHT future beckons for a University of Huddersfield metrology instrumentation designer who has recently completed his doctorate, won a national award and will now embark on a project to bring a patented product to the market. The University has earned a reputation as one of the foremost centers for surface metrology research in Europe through the work of scientists and engineers in the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology, though it was an MSc in Control...

2013-04-24 16:37:27

DNA sequenced from ancient skeletons sheds light on how modern European populations formed An international team of scientists, including Dr Paul Brotherton from the University of Huddersfield, reveal that events after the initial migration of farmers into Europe had a major impact on the modern gene pool. The paper, published in Nature Communications, investigates a major component of the maternal population history of modern Europeans by focusing on haplogroup H mitochondrial genomes...

2012-11-26 11:17:18

University experts awarded £312,000 to research the story of the computer sounds that transformed music FOR many listeners, music made with computers and synthesizers is still the sound of the future.  But it also has a history, now being uncovered by a £312,000  research project based at the University of Huddersfield. The aim is to investigate the impact made by technology on the creative processes of composing electroacoustic music.  There is some...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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