Staff and students are invited to the next University of Lincoln Great Lives series, a talk by Tom Heap on Tuesday 17th October 5.30pm at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
TV presenter Tom Heap is a freelance broadcaster and journalist with a passionate concern for rural affairs, science and the environment. Tom presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme. This feature is the most journalistic element of the show, where breaking news and revealing the hidden depths of current rural and environment stories. He is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio 4, the nations only dedicated environment series. He is also a regular Panorama reporter covering food, farming energy and wildlife.
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The University of Lincoln has been awarded funding from the BBSRC Seeding Catalyst fund and researchers are invited to apply to receive money towards their next project.
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Rivers are one of nature’s most powerful forces — they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they’ll change is important for those that call their banks and deltas home. In this visual-packed talk, geoscientist Liz Hajek shows us how rocks deposited by ancient rivers can be used as a time machine to study the history of the earth, so we can figure out how to more sustainably live on it today.
Research by scientists at the University of Lincoln has been published in a leading journal from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The new academic paper, titled Synthesis of a bicyclic oxo-c-lactam from a simple caprolactam derivative, features in the New Journal of Chemistry.
The research was carried out by Dr Tobias Gruber from the School of Pharmacy and Dr Elisa Nauha from the School of Chemistry at Lincoln, together with colleagues from the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany and the University of Oxford, UK.
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The University of Lincoln Finance Department is hosting a competition to design a front cover for their 2016/2017 financial Statements document.
The winning entry will receive £100 in Amazon gift vouchers. All short listed entries will receive a University of Lincoln Hoodie.
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Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.
Find out more by watching the informative video below:
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The results of a fascinating new study by researchers from the School of Life Sciences are published today (17th August 2017) in the Journal of Experimental Biology
This Leverhulme-funded research, carried out by Dr Fernando Montealegre-Z, Dr Thorin Jonsson and Benedict Chivers, investigates a unique form of amplification in the sound generation system of a tropical bush cricket.
All bush crickets generate their acoustic mating calls through tegminal stridulation: the rubbing together of their specially modified forewings. A scraper (also known as the plectrum) is passed along a series of hardened teeth with the subsequent vibrations being amplified by specialised wing cells which act similarly to speaker membranes. However, the species in this study (the Neotropical bush cricket Acanthacara acuta) utilises an extraordinary bodily structure to further amplify its call through resonance.
The full story is featured on the School of Life Sciences blog, and the paper is available to read online.