University of Manchester

Rutherford's secret war mission helped pioneer 'sonar'

Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford – famed for "splitting the atom" – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar as part of a top secret World War One defence project.

dateNov 10, 2014 in Other
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Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

Scientists at The University of Manchester hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research and ...

dateOct 19, 2014 in Environment
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Prospects of ending corporate corruption 'bleak'

Legislation designed to help law enforcement agencies respond to economic crimes such as corporate corruption and bribery is facing significant obstacles to enforcement – and the situation is unlikely to improve in the ...

dateOct 15, 2014 in Business
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Fracking's environmental impacts scrutinised

(Phys.org) —Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental ...

dateSep 22, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Twisted graphene chills out

(Phys.org) —When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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