Engineering sciences

Agronomy - Mar 30
A new study analysing changing attitudes to meat-free diets finds growing support for plant-based alternative products in Belgium. Last updated on Tuesday 30 March 2021 - Increasing numbers of people in Belgium are turning away from meat in favour of plant-based alternatives, according to new research from psychologists at the University of Bath, in collaboration with Belgian animal welfare organisation GAIA.
Agronomy - Mar 22
Agronomy

Eating processed meat has been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia. Scientists from the University’s Nutritional Epidemiology Group used data from 500,000 people, discovering that consuming a 25g serving of processed meat a day, the equivalent to one rasher of bacon, is associated with a 44% increased risk of developing the disease.

Microtechnics - Feb 17
Microtechnics

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.

Agronomy - Mar 18

New research suggests sugar taxes only slightly changed consumer behaviour, arguing that a combination of different policies is fundamental to tackle obesity. Last updated on Friday 19 March 2021 - The introduction of a sugar tax, increasing the price of fizzy drinks and other products high in sugar content, has had only a limited, moderate effect in shifting people's dietary habits and behaviours, according to a new study.

Mechanical Engineering - Feb 11
Mechanical Engineering

Fatal attraction: Research finds common pipistrelle bats are attracted to wind turbines. One of the most abundant bats in Europe may be attracted to wind turbines, according to a new study from the University of Sussex and the University of Exeter.


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