Noise – New Outlooks in Science and Engineering

Football of the future

Football is the most popular sport on the planet and while it has changed a lot over the last forty years the basic game is still the same as it was a hundred years ago. Not for long! Science and engineering are beginning to play a significant role in the development of the game. Find out more

Football of the future Txtonyms

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Did you know…

…..the hottest part of chilli is not the seeds? …..we are made of stardust?
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NOISE in the news

Civil Engineering

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – Guardian Careers Forum
NOISEmaker Alex McKie will be answering questions on The Guardian Online Careers Forum on Thursday 28th January from 1-4pm on what it’s like to have a career in civil engineering. Click on the link and put your burning questions to Alex.

Podcast: Gold, storms and dinosaurs
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – Planet Earth
NOISEmaker Dr Andy Russel is interviewed for a Planet Earth podcast. Andy spoke to Sue Nelson about the work he’s doing to make forecasting storms easier.

John Moriarty on The One Show

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – The One Show
John Moriarty appeared on the BBC’s The One Show on 12th January, working out the probability of a member of the public being called up for jury service.

New British Research Scheme Set Up To Tackle Shipping Emissions
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 – HandyShippingGuide
UK – A new initiative has been launched by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to study both ways to tackle the problem of emissions created by the global shipping industry and the effect new legislation will have on the UK’s shipping industry, a substantial employer with over 200,000 people in Britain either directly involved or employed by associated service industries.

Meet the superheroes of science

Monday, November 16, 2009 – New Scientist
Back in 1969, a team of scientists discovered that a deadly micro-organism had hitched a ride to Earth on the back of a military satellite, killing every human who had the misfortune to come near it. Luckily, that’s just the plot of sci-fi thriller The Andromeda Strain. But don’t rule out the possibility just yet.

Science & Engineering in the news

The Mathematics of Magic

Matt Parker explains the science behind maths

Patient ‘locked in’ by brain injury answers question using thoughts alone
A man who was presumed to be in a vegetative state for five years has answered questions using his thoughts alone in a ground-breaking experiment that promises to allow some patients who are “locked in” by brain injuries to communicate.

Sweat and blood: why mosquitoes pick and choose between humans
For some people, a mosquito in the room is a threat to any little patch of exposed skin, while others seem to go unscathed. Now scientists have discovered chemicals in human sweat that make certain individuals more attractive to the insects.

Nature’s hot green quantum computers revealed
WHILE physicists struggle to get quantum computers to function at cryogenic temperatures, other researchers are saying that humble algae and bacteria may have been performing quantum calculations at life-friendly temperatures for billions of years.

Under the weather? Just swallow a doctor
The day when patients can “swallow their doctor” has come a step closer with the development of a submicroscopic nanoparticle that acts as an intelligent pill to deliver drugs when and where they are needed in the body.

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NOISE (New Outlooks In Science & Engineering) is a UK-wide campaign funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Initiated in 2000, it aims to raise awareness of science and engineering among young people. www.epsrc.ac.uk