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ScienceX at the Trafford Centre

The free event, organised by the University of Manchester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, comes to the intu Trafford Centre on the 14th and15th April

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Women in science: absolutely zero boundaries

In honour of International Women’s Day, Science & Technology Reporter, Katie Holmes, takes us through the most influential and inspiring female scientists in Manchester’s history

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Student’s new cane design to change visually impaired lives

A wireless cane developed by a Manchester PhD student that detects your surroundings is expected to revolutionise quality of life for the blind and visually impaired

Photo: Jason Lock for Manchester Science Festival

Robot orchestra: Live

Performing at the Museum of Science and Industry as part of Manchester Science Festival, the Robot orchestra, built by and for the community, used an eclectic blend of engineering and music to inspire the public to become more involved in science

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Manchester students win award for alcohol patch design

Manchester students have won a gold medal in the iGEM competition – a prestigious international student prize in synthetic biology, by inventing an advanced alcohol detector

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Manchester scientists discuss the possibility of alien life

From supposed UFO sightings to rumours of abduction, one of science’s greatest unknowns—is there really alien life out there? Staff from the University of Manchester got together to discuss their views

The campus will be one of the largest single structures ever built at a UK university. Image: Mecanoo / University of Manchester

University announces new £350m engineering campus

Dutch architects selected to build new engineering department on the main university campus

Average weekly reading for an English student. Photo: Henry... @Flickr

What is your course stereotype?

What does your degree say about you? Kitty Treverton Jones explores the stereotypes from a selection of university courses

Vince Cable has said we "must break that psychological barrier" for female engineers.

Call for action as UK has the lowest number of female engineers in EU

A government review has highlighted the lack of women professional engineers

Fancy creating your own ride? Photo: turkletom @flickr

Dream Jobs – Roller Coaster Designer

Looking for a job less ordinary… How about scaring people for a living?

Engineers at Southampton are to study how to design drones. Photo credit: US Navy

Engineers first to study drone design

Students on the masters course at Southampton are the first to be taught how to design unmanned aerial vehicles