Archive for March 2, 2016

Humans help spread honeybee virus

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is man-made, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study involving the University of Salford published in the journal Science – arguably one of the top three academic journals in the world – found that the European honeybee Apis mellifera […]


Researchers develop novel technology for harvesting solar energy

Physicists at the University of Salford, along with 12 international partners, have launched a €5 million research project that aims to develop novel types of photovoltaic (PV) cell for use in solar panels. The cells will use so-called perovskite PV technology, which has the potential to be both low-cost and extremely efficient. The project, entitled […]


Creative Writing Lecturer invited to meet Minister for Disabled People

Dr Ursula Hurley, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, recently visited Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, at the Department for Work and Pensions. Ursula was invited to meet the Minister to update him on her AHRC Connected Communities project, ‘In The Making’, which explores digital fabrication and its potential to improve the lives of […]