Newcastle University

How the kilogram has put on weight

Using a state-of-the-art Theta-probe XPS machine experts at Newcastle University, UK, have shown the original kilogram is likely to be tens of micrograms heavier than it was when the first standard was set in 1875. And they ...

Jan 06, 2013 3.8 / 5 (6) 14 | with audio podcast

Soil sucks up 65,000 tonnes of CO2

(Phys.org) -- A city-centre site earmarked to become the heart of sustainability research in Newcastle is already playing a key role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Jul 31, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 4 | with audio podcast

Tooth protection from the sea

(Phys.org) -- A team of dentists and scientists from Newcastle University are developing a new product from a marine microbe to protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth.

Jul 04, 2012 4.8 / 5 (6) 5

Picking the pig with the perfect pins

Move over Elle Macpherson – the search is now on for the pig with the best legs as part of a new research project to improve the health and welfare of pigs on farms across the UK.

Jun 28, 2012 not rated yet 0