News & events
News and Events from the College of Science and Engineering.
Students take UK cyber security prize
A team of Edinburgh students has won the top prize in a UK-wide cyber security skills competition.
Academics Unplugged - Dr Jonathan Gair
As part of the Adacemics Unplugged series, Dr Jonathan Gair from the School of Mathematics will deliver a short lunchtime talk entitled 'Catching Cosmic Cataclysms: the new field of gravitational wave astronomy'
Physical disability boosts parenting in beetles
Animals that carry a physical impediment can work harder to rear their young as a result, a study of insects has shown.
Research in China may unlock CO2 storage plans
A new approach by Scottish and Chinese scientists could enable large-scale storage of carbon dioxide emissions in China.
Academics Unplugged - Dr Korin Richmond
As part of the Adacemics Unplugged series, Dr Korin Richmond from the School of Informatics will deliver a short lunchtime talk entitled 'Seeing speech: ultrasound imaging for child speech therapy'
Sensors in city park sound out how people and nature coexist
Innovative sound technology is set to reveal how city dwellers might better tune in to the natural world around them.
Waterfalls show how rivers shape their surrounds
How much water flows through a river has little influence over long-term changes to its course and the surrounding landscape, a study of waterfalls shows.
Meal times may be key to managing malaria
Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the eating habits of infected people or animals, according to a new study.
Painting with light-powered bacteria
Researchers use genetically modified bacteria to produce light-induced patterns as a potential route for engineering smart materials.
IIG Grants of up to £5000 available
Donor-funded small project grants of up to £5000 available to students and staff to support innovations in teaching, research and student life.
Lightning less likely as planet warms, study finds
Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests.
Lab-grown eggs could aid fertility treatments
Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory, in a move that could lead to improved fertility treatments.
Academics Unplugged - Prof Mark Bradley
Optical Imaging: From Glass to Humans
Global air pollution highlighted in ozone study
Potentially harmful levels of the air pollutant ozone are present in many regions around the world, a widespread study has shown.
Image analysis project opens the way to personalised radiotherapy treatment
A research project funded by the Chief Scientist’s Office (Scotland) is to investigate the effectiveness of image analysis techniques in predicting side effects of radiotherapy treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.
Breeding quirks of head lice offer insight into effective treatments
New insights into the unusual way in which lice reproduce could be key to managing outbreaks of the common pest.
Bitcoin wallet devices vulnerable to security hacks, study shows
Devices used to manage accounts on the innovative payment system Bitcoin could be improved to provide better protection against hackers, research suggests.
Solving a century-old mystery in cell division
It has been a biological mystery for over 100 years and stimulated fierce debate amongst scientists. How do cells package long, tangled strands of chromosomes into tightly compact structures before cell division. A remarkable new study published in Science has revealed the answer. Professor Bill Earnshaw explains how he tackled this problem and why collaboration was the key to success.
Blight on Scottish forests - Overseas pine threat to native species
Exotic pine tree species planted next to native Scots Pine forests should be removed to limit the risk of disease to native trees, new research suggests.
Academics Unplugged - Prof Francisca Mutapi on TIBA
Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA): Why all the hype?
Rogue waves find could aid offshore platform design
New understanding of unusually large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures.
Jon Oberlander 1962-2017
It is with immense sadness that we have learned of the passing of our dear colleague, Jon Oberlander.
Waste treatment costs could limit UK fracking plans
A lack of specialist waste treatment facilities could limit the development of fracking in the UK, research suggests.
£3.8m brings pioneering lung imaging devices closer to clinic
A £3.8 million funding boost will advance the development of next generation medical devices that monitor disease deep inside the lungs.
Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool
Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests.
530m-year-old fossil has look of world’s oldest eye, study suggests
A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals.
Team from Informatics wins national Cyber Security Challenge again
Joshua Green, Harvey Stocks, Wojciech Nawrocki and Antonio Guterres have won the Scottish University Cyber Challenge.
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