The University of Aberdeen was founded in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1495. It is the 3rd oldest university in Scotland and the 5th oldest in the U.K. The University of Aberdeen is rated first in health science research in the U.K. Through the years various institutions of higher learning and professional schools have merged and created a very modern university with three main components or colleges; College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Life Science and Medicine and College of Physical Science. There are also a number of research centers and institutes. Three Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University of Aberdeen.
Liquid crystal that twists and bends
(Phys.org) —New and improved energy efficient digital screens as well as improved TV images could be just some of the benefits of a new discovery in the field of liquid crystals, which chemists from the ...
DNA analysis identifies endangered Indian bird egg
(Phys.org) —The only known egg in the world of a critically endangered bird from India has been discovered at the University of Aberdeen.
Major study investigates human impacts on tropics
Human impacts on the forests of the tropics are causing irreversible changes to these ecosystems yet the effects of these changes are poorly understood.
Blogging Birds: The lives of Red Kites, told by computers
New ground-breaking technology is helping to tell the real-time story of Scotland's satellite-tagged red kites without any human input.
UK marine protected areas worth billions, new report claims
Designation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in England, Wales and Scotland would be worth a one-off value of £0.92 – 1.93 billion to recreational users, says a new interim report of the UK National Ecosystem ...
Plant that only flowers once in seven years has blossomed
(Phys.org) —A relatively rare plant that flowers only once in seven years and then dies has blossomed - delighting horticulturalists at the University of Aberdeen.
Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows
The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.
Oil industry research sheds light on where life exists on Earth and beyond
(Phys.org) —The North Sea oil and gas industry's pursuit of new oil reserves has contributed to a greater understanding of where life exists on Earth and may even help us look for life on other planets.
Fewer vole outbreaks across Europe risking other species
(Phys.org) —A dramatic change in the fluctuations of vole numbers is being seen across Europe, according to a major international study.
Truth about 'controversial' Bennachie colonists sought by archaeologists
(Phys.org) —They were a band of squatters who set up a community on the foot of the North-East's most famous peak in the 19th century and were the source of much local debate at the time, but surprisingly ...
Slippers belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte's sister unearthed
(Phys.org)—A pair of tiny silk and leather slippers have lain unnoticed in the vast collections of the University of Aberdeen for more than 140 years.
UK study highlights action needed to maximise economic recovery
(Phys.org)—A new study from the University of Aberdeen published today highlights the substantial remaining potential from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but concludes that, if long term economic recovery is to be maximised, ...
Yoda purpurata, others: Three new species of deep sea acorn worms named
They may not be green but they do live in an ocean far, far away, and now they share the same moniker as the diminutive Jedi master in the Star Wars blockbusters.
'Portable Sign Language Traslator': Automated translation of sign language into text is now a reality
Imagine holding your smartphone at someone using sign language and then their words start scrolling across the screen.
Futuristic technology—including 'talking' robots—could transform industry
A new generation of software that will allow computers and robots to 'converse' with a person is being developed by University of Aberdeen scientists.