news 2012


Mechanical Engineering

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Economics - Mechanical Engineering - 05.12.2012
The detectives of corrosion
Corrosion costs the oil and gas industry billions of dollars every year, it can also have far reaching environmental consequences. But so far no one has managed to stop corrosion happening. A detective style research team based at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus are working closely with industry to investigate real world problems and are taking a forensic look at the nature of corrosion — particularly in the oil and gas sector.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 15.11.2012
South American cricket ears shown to rival human hearing
South American cricket ears shown to rival human hearing
Scientists studying a species of South American bush cricket with some of the smallest ears known have discovered it has hearing so sophisticated that it rivals our own. The study is the first to identify hearing organs in an insect that are evolutionary convergent to those of mammals. The HFSP and BBSRC -funded research, led by the scientists at the University of Bristol, show how the bush cricket's ( Copiphora Gorgonensis ) auditory system has evolved over millions of years to develop auditory mechanisms strikingly similar to those of humans, but using an entirely different machinery.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 15.11.2012
University of Glasgow makes breakthrough in understanding of turbulence
A mathematician at the University of Glasgow is helping to find an answer to one of the last unsolved problems in classical mechanics. Andrew Baggaley, of the University's School of Mathematics and Statistics, has published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters ,which extends our understanding of the chaotic motion of fluids, commonly known as turbulence.

Psychology - Mechanical Engineering - 07.11.2012
Perception of time
Perception of time
How people experience time may be affected by the way that they perceive cause and effect, new research by the University has shown. Marc Buehner of the School of Psychology examined how causal belief - understanding that one thing leads to another (for example flicking a switch and a light coming on) - influences time perception.

Mechanical Engineering - 29.08.2012
Scientists develop new technique for laser micro-machining
Scientists develop new technique for laser micro-machining
A new optical technique, capable of producing laser beams with unusual modes of electric field, has been developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool. The new technique could have a major impact on laser micro-machining, by increasing process efficiency and quality through the use of different modes of 'polarisation' or electric fields.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics - 20.07.2012
Former drivers help F1 teams get podium positions
Formula One teams are more likely to cross the finish line first if their boss is a former F1 driver, according to new research conducted by the University of Sheffield and the Cass Business School. The pioneering study shows putting money on teams like Red Bull and Sauber, which are headed by experts not general managers, is a wise move as former drivers and mechanics win twice as often as other types of F1 leaders.

Mechanical Engineering - 17.04.2012
Orangutan nest building shows high degree of sophistication
Orangutans may be smarter than previously thought if a new study into the sophisticated way they build nests is any indication. Scientists at The University of Manchester spent a year observing and filming (video footage available) orangutans at a research facility in Indonesia and found they apparently possess complex knowledge of mechanical design and material properties.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 27.03.2012
Stem cell study boosts MND research
A breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research could speed up the discovery of new treatments for motor neurone disease ( MND ). The international research team has created motor neurones using skin cells from a patient with an inherited form of MND . Role of protein Using patient stem cells to model MND in a dish offers untold possibilities for how we study the cause of this terrible disease as well as accelerating drug discovery by providing a cost-effective way to test many thousands of potential treatments.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 26.03.2012
Stem cell study aids quest for MND therapies
A breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research could speed up the discovery of new treatments for motor neurone disease (MND). Researchers have discovered that key pathological events can be detected in motor neurones derived from MND patient skins cells that had been reprogrammed to become stem cells.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 28.02.2012
Zebrafish aid motor neurone research
The quest for treatments for motor neurone disease, spinal cord injury and strokes could be helped by new research that shows how key cells are produced. University scientists have been able to manipulate the production of motor neurones - which control all muscle activity - in zebrafish. Zebrafish are important in helping scientists understand how motor neurones are produced, because unlike mammals, they are able to create new motor neurones as adults.