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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Evidence has shown that only humans and great apes have self-recognition – the ability to recognise themselves in a mirror – a cognitive facility that has so far eluded the common monkey.

University of Strathclyde students send craft into near space

University of Strathclyde students send craft into near space

A team of final year Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Strathclyde are believed to have become the first in the UK to design and launch an advanced craft (otherwise known as a payload) into near space, propelled by a large helium balloon.

Can Giraffes Float?

Can Giraffes Float?

An online debate on this subject spurred Dr Darren Naish to investigate it further using computational analysis to predict a giraffe’s buoyancy in water and its potential swimming ability.

Can Glasgow Become the Smartest Energy User in the UK?

Can Glasgow Become the Smartest Energy User in the UK?

Energy supply is a complex business. Fluctuating supply and demand mean it can be difficult for energy companies to produce enough energy during high demand periods without producing wasted energy in low demand periods.