University of Manchester

Crop breeding could 'slash CO2 levels'

Writing in the journal Annals of Botany, Professor Douglas Kell argues that developing crops that produce roots more deeply in the ground could harvest more carbon from the air, and make crops more drought resistant, while ...

Aug 03, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 5 | with audio podcast

Putting sunshine in the tank

Working with the Universities of East Anglia, York and Nottingham and using nanotechnology 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, the researchers are working on harnessing the vast energy of the Sun to ...

Jul 05, 2011 not rated yet 2

New spin on graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Manchester scientists have found a way to make wonder material graphene magnetic, opening up a new range of opportunities for the world’s thinnest material in the area of ...

Apr 14, 2011 3.9 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast