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University of Strathclyde Research Day

University of Strathclyde Research Day

On Tuesday 7th June in the Barony Hall, over 500 students, staff and visitors attended the University of Strathclyde Research Day.

Two Fingers for Science?

Two Fingers for Science?

Researchers believe they have found a link between the relative lengths of your index and ring fingers and a predisposition to the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Elemental My Dear Chemist

Elemental My Dear Chemist

This week saw the news that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) have decided that two new elements can be added to the periodic table.

Armageddon Out of Here

Armageddon Out of Here

The threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth and destroying all human life is a constant worry for astronomers, Armageddon hypothesisers and those with a nervous disposition; however their concerns are not completely unfounded (remember the dinosaurs?).

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.