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2012-07-13 06:26:04

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2012-06-21 15:37:14

In work published in the open access journal PLoS ONE today, more than 500 8 to 10-year-olds wore activity monitors providing Newcastle University and University of Strathclyde researchers with a very accurate picture of how little time children spent being physically active. They were monitored for a range of actions from moving around, climbing stairs to running, playing games and skipping. Researchers found: Children spent only 4% of awake time in moderate to vigorous intensity...

Flipping The Switch On Space Power
2012-05-19 03:46:53

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland have made substantial progress toward harnessing the energy of the Sun from space. This solar power from space has the potential to change the future of renewable energy. Equipment has been tested in space that would provide a platform for solar panels to collect energy and allow it to be transferred back to earth through microwaves or lasers. Dr Massimiliano Vasile, of the University of Strathclyde's Department of...

Image 1 - Shakespeare's Skill 'More In Grammar Than In Words'
2012-01-31 04:16:42

William Shakespeare's mastery of the English language is displayed more in the grammar he used than in his words, according to a researcher at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Jonathan Hope, a Reader in English in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, has found that, while Shakespeare may appear to have used and coined more words than his contemporaries, this could be attributed to the fact that more of his writing survives and his rate of word coinage is...

2012-01-30 12:39:18

An innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The environmentally-friendly paint uses nanotechnology to detect movement in large structures, and could shape the future of safety monitoring. Traditional methods of assessing large structures are complex, time consuming and use expensive instrumentation, with...

2012-01-26 12:21:39

A new system for delivering a drug to organ transplant patients, which could avoid the risk of harmful side effects, is being developed by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The drug, cyclosporine (CsA), is widely used in transplant operations and helps prevent the patient's body rejecting the organ but it can cause adverse drug reactions, of which the most serious problems are kidney and liver damage, in the doses which are currently administered in the long term....

2011-10-21 13:58:10

Celebrated writers such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot described characters' faces vividly without going into detail about their features, according to a research group led at Strathclyde. Experts in literature, psychology, neurology and music suggested that vividness can be created not only by describing individual features, such as the eyes, nose or chin, but by the strength of readers´ feelings about how a person is depicted. These feelings may be triggered by the...

2011-10-13 18:33:05

Urgently needed tests which could help identify the manufacturers of designer 'legal high' drugs are being developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The drugs, known by names such as 'ivory wave' and NRG-1" and sold labelled as bath salts, plant food and incense, mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as amphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. Although these so-called 'designer drugs' can be dangerous, many have not yet been made illegal and are difficult to detect...

2011-09-19 23:40:05

New compound proves to be more effective in killing and preventing bug than one of the most widely used current treatments MGB Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical company which has licensed technology from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, is developing a powerful new antibiotic treatment for resistant infections including the deadly MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) bugs. The Glasgow-based company is working on a new compound which has proved to be more effective...

Image 1 - Brightest Gamma Ray On Earth For A Safer, Healthier World
2011-09-19 10:45:51

  Ray more than a thousand billion times brighter than the sun The brightest gamma ray beam ever created- more than a thousand billion times more brilliant than the sun- has been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde- and could open up new possibilities for medicine. Physicists have discovered that ultra-short duration laser pulses can interact with ionized gas to give off beams that are so intense they can pass through 20 cm of lead and would take 1.5 m of...