University of Leeds

'Perfect plastic' created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed.

Sep 29, 2011
4.6 / 5 (24) 10 | with audio podcast

Deforestation reduces rainfall in Africa

Deforestation in the rainforests of West Africa reduces rainfall over the rest of the forest, according to new University of Leeds research published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Sep 19, 2011
3.7 / 5 (9) 8 | with audio podcast

Crystal clear research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally occurring biominerals such as seashells.

Sep 06, 2011
4.5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Can you feel the force?

Engineering students from the University of Leeds have found a way to let surgeons keep their sense of touch when operating at a distance with ‘keyhole’ techniques.

Aug 15, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 0

Heavy metal hardens battle

The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers.

Jul 20, 2011
4 / 5 (2) 4 | with audio podcast