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York St John University research project reveals why Jellicoe got his maths right

03 June 2016

Researchers have used mathematical modelling to re-analyse the Battle of Jutland – the biggest naval engagement of World War One. The Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet, based at Scapa Flow in Orkney, clashed with the German High Seas Fleet on 31 …

St Mary’s University Twickenham research finds mechanical similarities between common resistance exercises

01 June 2016

New research undertaken by St Mary’s School of Sport, Health and Applied Science has revealed the mechanical similarities between two commonly used resistance exercises to countermovement jumps. However, when intensity is raised, the mechanical similarities decline. In the study, eight physically …

NCCPE Engage competition 2016

31 May 2016

Are you involved in public engagement with research? Have you worked on a brilliant project that you want to share? The NCCPE Engage Competition is back for 2016 and open for applications. The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) is running this …

Falmouth University research project tackles stigma of mental health

25 May 2016

A global collaborative research project – Communicating Mental Health – instigated by Graphic Design staff and psychiatrists from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is exploring the stigma and scale of mental health. The project, which has teams in China and …

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University of Winchester to launch Centre for Animal Welfare

27 April 2016

How should we treat the other animals with who we share our homes, cities and environments? Why do we have such a wide diversity of relationships with them? And are those relationships consistent with recent advancements in our knowledge of …

St Mary’s University, Twickenham study finds effect of wearing weightlifting shoes

26 April 2016

Academics from the Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have published research that found weightlifting shoes can help athletes perform a back squat. The paper, published in the Journal of Sport Sciences, studied the performance of …

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Newman University research shows that flexible learning enhances teaching

26 April 2016

Flexible learning enhances face-to-face teaching and prepares students for the real world. A report into flexible learning undertaken by staff and students at Newman University in Birmingham and published by the Higher Education Academy has changed perceptions of the nature …

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Glyndŵr Innovations develops ultra-lightweight optical system for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

20 April 2016

Through Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding, Glyndŵr Innovations has developed an ultra-lightweight optical system for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for aerial ground imaging applications where weight is critical. A complete working demonstrator has been developed and built, …

Southampton Solent University research suggests that there is no need for gender specific Resistance Training

11 April 2016

Men and women have similar upper body strength response to Resistance Training (RT) and there is no need for sex specific interventions, suggests a new study by researchers from Southampton Solent University and the Universities of Goias, Brasillia and Padova. …

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University of Cumbria research suggests that carrying shopping bags does not affect older adults stability

05 April 2016

A recent study, conducted by the Active Ageing Research Group at the University of Cumbria, has concluded that carrying shopping bags, whether in one or both hands, should pose no additional threat of falling. Being able to shop for food …

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