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.
'Unbreakable' security codes inspired by nature
A revolutionary new method of encrypting confidential information has been patented by scientists at Lancaster University.
Researchers to bring digital music scores into 21 century
Lancaster University is leading a project which will 'unlock' many thousands of musical scores which are stored online as frozen images, opening them up to a new generation of digital-savvy musicians and researchers.
Changing responses to death in the digital age
Researchers Dr Paul Coulton and Selina Ellis Gray are analysing the ways in which western mourning practices are changing in the modern world thanks to the increasing amounts of personal data we leave online.
Unique sighting of lava solves mystery
(Phys.org) —Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic eruption.
World Cup football is a risk factor for domestic violence
Domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose.
Technology could be "aggravating" factor in sentencing
Existing criminal offences which feature the use of computers could be treated in the same way as offences involving driving suggest researchers.
Email traffic gives clues to workplace threats
Employees carrying out an insider attack at work can be identified from the language they use in emails according to Lancaster psychologists.
Banks are failing to lend to firms which will drive the recovery, new report shows
A new report published this week (7 June) by Lancaster's Big Innovation Centre warns that innovative small firms – those most crucial to jobs and growth – are finding it significantly more difficult than ...
Cyber scaremongering isn't working claim small businesses
Stop talking about cyber security and start talking about digital business risk…that's the message coming over loud and clear from the small business industry.
Social media plagued by privacy problems, say researchers
The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, is "seriously deficient," according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer magazine.
Social media enables interactive jukebox
A digital jukebox which uses social networking to select music has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University.
New kit pumps up 3-D feedback
A brand new computer system which provides 3-D feedback on weightlifting performance will now be taken to another level by a Lancaster University scientist.
Research reveals the serious side of the Christmas panto
"Oh yes it is, oh no it isn't!" The pantomime is a staple of Christmas, as seasonal as turkey and minced pies. This thigh slapping form of theatre is part of England's cultural heritage, and in Victorian ...
Haymeadows are good for the environment, researchers say
(Phys.org)—Traditional haymeadows are much better at supporting biodiversity and preventing water pollution than intensively farmed fields according to research from Lancaster University.
Hatching order influences birds' behaviour
The hatching order of birds influences how they behave in adult life according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre.