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  • Teesside University new gym and fitness centre

    Teesside University new gym and fitness centre

    Via Gazette Live : The university will extend the current Olympia Building and hopes to open the new facility in January 2016 Teesside University is investing £2.75m in a brand new gym and fitness centre. The centre will be an extension of the current Olympia Building and will bring together the university’s sports and fitness facilities under one roof. To be launched in January 2016, the new health and fitness centre will provide state-of-the-art cardiovascular and […]

  • Sea Bunnies

    Sea Bunnies

    Via Woman’s Day : There are tons of weird, mysterious-looking creatures lurking beneath the ocean that we’d rather not get up-close and personal with, but we CAN admit this—”sea bunnies” are the next best thing to actual fuzzy land bunnies. Apparently, people in Japan are going wild over these little guys, which are technically called sea slugs, but come on, who wants to call such a precious-looking creature a slug?! They will always be sea bunnies […]

  • This Family is Saving the Bee Population With Their Colorful Seed Bombs

    This Family is Saving the Bee Population With Their Colorful Seed Bombs

    Via Country Living : Their goal is to grow one billion wildflowers across the country. Right here in America—in Oakland, California, to be exact—one family is trying to save the dwindling bee population. Their big idea: Seedles, or little seed “bombs” made of clay, compost, and seeds that guerrilla gardeners can plant literally anywhere. Whether thrown onto the banks of a river or deposited alongside a mountain trail, the colorful clay eggs are meant to grow […]

  • Work starts on Hobart complex for University of Tasmania students

    Work starts on Hobart complex for University of Tasmania students

    Via Perth Now : Demolition  has marked the official beginning of the University of Tasmania’s newest inner city, multi­-million-dollar project. Ground has been broken at the Melville St site of the 15-storey student accommodation development. The project will have 430 apartments, retail and community space and a park-and-ride hub. It is due to be finished in early 2017. The $65 million project was designed by local firm Terroir and MONA, and Melbourne’s Fender Katsalidis. The Elizabeth […]

  • Exotic African moth lands in Salford

    Exotic African moth lands in Salford

    Via Manchester Evening News : First there was the rare pink grasshopper and now the hummingbird hawkmoth has been spotted by filmmaker Dr Luke Blazejewski First there was the pink grasshopper which looked like a character from a Disney film. Now another exotic insect has landed in Salford – the hummingbird hawkmoth – all the way from Africa. It too was photographed by Dr Luke Blazejewski, an independent filmmaker who specialises in urban wildlife and lives […]

  • Humans have more primitive hands than chimpanzees

    Humans have more primitive hands than chimpanzees

    Via Science : The human hand is a marvel of dexterity. It can thread a needle, coax intricate melodies from the keys of a piano, and create lasting works of art with a pen or a paintbrush. Many scientists have assumed that our hands evolved their distinctive proportions over millions of years of recent evolution. But a new study suggests a radically different conclusion: Some aspects of the human hand are actually anatomically primitive—more so even […]

  • The 15 most amazing women in science today

    The 15 most amazing women in science today

    Via Business Insider : In the science and technology industries, women are often massively underrepresented. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there. We’ve highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world. From a woman who developed a revolutionary blood test that will transform the way we measure our […]

  • Asteroid named after Malaysian teen

    Asteroid named after Malaysian teen

    Via The Sun Daily : Seventeen-year-old Faye Jong Sow Fei from Sarawak literally has her name carved in the universe after becoming the first Malaysian to have an asteroid named after her. The Lincoln Observatory Near-Earth Object Team (Linear) has named the asteroid as 31460Jongsowfei (1999 CV19) to honour her success at last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her environmental management project. “I am very honoured for the award. I was informed last […]

  • Coal Services and University of Wollongong to test virtual reality for training miners

    Coal Services and University of Wollongong to test virtual reality for training miners

    Via Mining Technology : Coal Services has teamed-up with the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia to measure the effectiveness of using virtual reality to train miners. The Australian company has developed a 4m high cinema-like virtual reality room with a 360° screen that is 10m in diameter and uses 12 cameras to project 3D images with full surround sound. SMART Infrastructure Facility PhD student Shiva Pedram and the university are conducting research to evaluate the […]

  • Super-salesman appointed as Coventry University’s first entrepreneur in residence

    Super-salesman appointed as Coventry University’s first entrepreneur in residence

    Via The Business Desk : Coventry University has hired its first entrepreneur in residence to help students to set up their own businesses. Darin Tudor, who has achieved £0.5bn sales in his career working for SMEs and FTSE 100 companies, has taken up the post which is initially for six months. The successful entrepreneur, who is based in Warwickshire, will support students on Coventry University’s degree programmes and is initially working with the engineering and computing Department. […]