Lancaster University, officially The University of Lancaster, is a research-intensive British university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by Royal Charter in 1964 and initially based in St Leonard's Gate until moving to a purpose-built 300 acre campus at Bailrigg in 1968. Lancaster expanded rapidly and now has the 11th highest research quality in the UK and is the 16th highest ranking research institution according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise.
Evidence of species loss in Amazon
Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest biodiversity.
New non-invasive skin cancer test put to the test
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy. The report, published online in Nature Scientific Reports on August 11, showed that a special technique ...
Intensive biofuel planting poses risk to human health
The race to meet carbon-neutral biofuel targets could put human health and food crop production at risk unless it is carefully planned, according to new research.
UK researchers aim to develop ways to control and charge robots remotely
Researchers at three top UK universities are developing new ways to simultaneously power and communicate with robots and other digitally connected devices – commonly known as the Internet of Things.
Shape changing display could spell the end for the 2D graph
Imagine your computer screen could change shape. Imagine if that screen could spring to life at the touch of a fingertip, translating numbers and trends into shapes and gradients you can reach out and touch.
Shopping center design to deter shoplifters
Specially designed shopping centres geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according to researchers at Lancaster University.
Himalayan ice shows chemicals ban is working
A unique study of frozen ice cores from the Tibetan Himalayas has shown that international agreements on phasing out the use of toxic persistent organic pollutants are working.
Poor diet may contribute to the decline in British bees
The changing British landscape could be contributing to the decline in our bee populations, according to Lancaster University research.
Crystal breeding factory uncovered
A breakthrough in understanding the way in which crystals develop will have a major impact for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.
Sensing devices for people suffering with anxiety
Imagine technology that is good enough to wear and safe enough to eat!