‘Inverted flags’ wave in new era for smart cities
The new ‘inverted flag’ could be a cheap energy source for the future
The Internet of Things: who really needs a smart toaster?
From smarter toasters to cars to street lamps, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a movement that will have profound implications for industry and security.
UoM researchers develop cheap graphene inks
A Manchester-based research team have developed a potentially groundbreaking method for producing graphene
Feature: How has Soundcloud impacted the music industry?
Dylan James highlights the significance of Sound Cloud for upcoming artists and how it was vital a platform to some of the biggest musicians in the industry
Are emojis really expression?
Cachella Smith argues that the prevalence of emojis in our everyday speech is changing our ability to use and appreciate the English language.
UoM lecturer develops new software to identify ‘at risk’ students
Physics lecturer, Dr Andrew Markwick, creates StudentCRT software to improve student wellbeing at The University of Manchester
The world’s largest supercomputer is here
The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer switched on for the first time. With 1 million processors, it aims to unlock the secrets of the human brain
Future on Trial: AI and superbugs
As part of the Manchester Science Festival, a court-room style debate occurred with, the two topics for discussion being artificial intelligence and superbugs
Black Mirror: the future becoming reality
Olivia Stringer points out the disturbing parallels between what today’s society is turning into and the warnings that were given to us by TV series Black Mirror.
New ‘cities’ development to create 10,000 new jobs
10,000 new jobs are set to be created in Manchester with the launch of the new ‘cities’ development programme
‘Future Bodies’– technology and the organic body
Even though technology has penetrated every aspect of modern life, most of us have been limited in how we envision the future to look like. We talk about how social media may change the political landscape, how the rise of interconnectivity can affect our relationships, and how technological advancements may help solve issues like climate […]
How music has changed in the age of information
The Internet has changed how we share music and how music is made. Discussing two artists and their impact on the music scene, Byron Gamble investigates its transformation
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
Graphene takes flight
The thinnest material ever created could revolutionise the way we build aircraft, say University of Manchester researchers
Manchester students build affordable robotic hand
A team of University of Manchester engineering students have used 3D printing to manufacture a new low-cost robotic prosthetic hand prototype
Copper-coated uniforms could be the new armour against hospital infections
University of Manchester materials scientists have found a way to durably combine antibacterial copper nanoparticles with wearable fabrics, which has the potential to limit the spread of infection in hospitals
Social media isn’t the cause of mental ill-health
The media seems to express increasing concern over the dangers of social media on mental health, but we’re focusing on the wrong thing
Live Review: Don Broco
Don Broco leaves Music Editor Hannah Brierley grinning from ear to ear after the show, with an intense, adrenaline-filled performance
Science around the world
Jacklin Kwan reports on key contributions to science from around the globe