University of Leeds

Earth's inner core is melting... and freezing

The inner core of the Earth is simultaneously melting and freezing due to circulation of heat in the overlying rocky mantle, according to new research from the University of Leeds, UC San Diego and the Indian ...

dateMay 18, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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No safety in numbers for moths and butterflies

Scientists at the University of Leeds (UK) are to investigate how lethal viruses attack differently sized populations of moths and butterflies in research that may open the door to new methods of pest control.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Ecology
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Planning for a nuclear future

Materials scientists and engineers from six UK universities are joining forces to forecast the life expectancy of nuclear power reactors.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Engineering
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Unfolding amyloid secrets

Scientists from the University of Leeds have made a fundamental step in the search for therapies for amyloid-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes mellitus. By pin-pointing the reaction that kick-starts ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Medical research
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Wake up and smell the willow

More plant matter could be burned in coal-fired power stations if this 'green' fuel was delivered pre-roasted like coffee beans, according to researchers from the University of Leeds, UK.

dateJan 04, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Virtual training gets real

Computerised training systems are getting an extra dose of reality, thanks to an EU-funded research project led by the University of Leeds.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Software
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