January 2017

   
   

Biodiversity conservation should be a core value of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'

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Environment and conservation experts in Malaysia and China are challenging decision-makers, infrastructure planners and conservationists to work together to mitigate the negative impacts of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative' and look for opportunities for biodiversity conservation.

Computer codes make sweet music for self-playing piano

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Unique computer codes have been used to create an interactive self-playing piano performance

How the temperature of your nose shows how much strain you are under

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham's Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), together with academic staff from the Bioengineering and Human Factors Research Groups, have demonstrated that facial temperatures, which can be easily measured using a non-invasive thermal camera, are strongly correlated to mental workload.

New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

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A new smart device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and industry partners Intel and Farm Wizard. Lameness costs the sheep farming sector around £80 million a year because the problem is very hard to spot and can spread through flocks if not treated early.

Hormone therapy may reduce eating disorder symptoms in transgender people

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New research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people.

Why did the elephant cross the road? In Malaysia they are trying to find the answer.

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Research reveals the complex response of wild elephants to a major road in Peninsular Malaysia.

Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office joins world-leading team of modern slavery experts

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Professor Sir Bernard Silverman FRS, a pioneer of computational statistics, has joined a world-leading group of modern slavery experts at the University of Nottingham.
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