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478, 4 March 2002
books just by looking at the covers
Researchers at the University of Leeds
may soon be reading books without opening the covers
using terahertz spectroscopy a form of electromagnetic
exposes substandard NHS care
Around 200 babies are dying each year
and thousands of women suffering pain following childbirth,
because doctors in maternity wards are still using outdated
the beat with our brain cells
As we grow older, we become more forgetful
and absentminded, but what is really going on in our
brains as the years pass by?
film gets down to earth
film about studying at the University, made by youngsters
at a Leeds inner city school, is to be sent to schools
across the country and to colleges in America.
in worldwide scheme to widen knowledge and improve patient
can you find out whether fish oil cures schizophrenia,
whether praying will alleviate ill-health or whether
alternative Chinese medicine can help your stomach ache?
and design in a neat package
Almost everything we
buy or use is packaged in some way, and while we might
casually throw away the wrappings, or recycle them if
we're environmentally minded, we rarely consider the
level of design and technology which creates those outer
wool clean with robots and air
and robots may not seem to have much in common, but
research in the school of textiles and design is looking
at using robotics to solve a perennial problem for the
wool industry, which, if resolved, could increase UK
wool sales by £6.5m a year.
how real is it?
web designer Richard Ashby reviews the new book Crime
and the Internet edited by law lecturer David Wall.