Professor Miles Padgett has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:00:00 BST
Professor Miles Padgett, who holds the University of Glasgow’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and was recently appointed Vice-Principal (Research), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
The touchy-feely robot coming soon
Thu, 01 May 2014 12:35:00 BST
A robot capable of sensing whether a cup of tea is too hot to handle may soon be a reality - thanks to a £1.07 million funding grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support the creation of ultra-flexible tactile skin for robotics and prosthetics.
Health campaigns have reduced armed forces veterans’ risk of heart attacks
Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:00 BST
Veterans who joined the Armed Forces in the 1960s and 1970s have suffered more heart attacks than their contemporaries who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Gorges cut by rivers under ice
Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 BST
A group of researchers has been able to shed new light on the rate of erosion by rivers under ice sheets in parts of the world likely to be covered by future ice sheets that might be considered as potential deep repositories for nuclear waste.
The sonic screwdriver than can turn cells tartan
Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:00 BST
It’s the sort of thing you would expect Dr Who to do – join up someone’s damaged nerves by using a sonic screwdriver. But the scientists at the University of Glasgow are no time-travellers and their work is based in a lab – not a Tardis.
Universitas 21 award for Professor Jim Murdoch
Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 BST
Jim Murdoch, Professor of Public Law and International Dean for Mobility, has been presented with one of two Universitas 21 Awards for Internalisation in recognition of his pioneering teaching of human rights law in an international context.
Universities of Glasgow and Delhi sign Memorandum of Understanding
Fri, 16 May 2014 18:00:00 BST
Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, to formalise the institutions' links.
A Pint of Science, please, barman
Fri, 16 May 2014 19:00:00 BST
How about a dash of volcanology with your real ale? Or even a splash of Higgs Boson with a glass of wine ? That is exactly what a group of young scientists at the University of Glasgow are offering in an innovative public science festival this week.
Glasgow and Sun Yat-sen Universities sign student exchange agreement
Tue, 27 May 2014 18:00:00 BST
The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced the signing of a three-way Memorandum of Understanding between the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and Sun Yat-sen in Guangzhou, the most economically developed province in China.
The hot new technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level
Thu, 29 May 2014 11:00:00 BST
Society’s ever-increasing demands for information and data storage are to be the focus of a new centre for training researchers who will seek to develop innovative laser technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level.
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 BST
Pioneering “tweezers” that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.