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.
Report exposes Southeast Asia's illegal orchid trade
A thriving and illegal trade in Southeast Asia's threatened and rare orchids is going largely unnoticed in Thailand and across its borders, according to a new report.
Invention of forge-proof ID to revolutionise security
Scientists have discovered a way to authenticate or identify any object by generating an unbreakable ID based on atoms.
How we use our smartphones twice as much as we think
People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check the about 85 times a day, research suggests.
Major step towards a vaccine against a lethal disease that kills endangered tortoises
Researchers may have found the basis for a vaccine against a disease that threatens endangered tortoises.
Shedding light on the era of 'dark silicon'
Researchers at Lancaster University are racing against time to find smart solutions to the rapidly advancing era of 'dark silicon'.
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.
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.
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.