Posts tagged: science

Salford ICZs at Work in a Research Partnership with NEC, BT & EE

Telecommunications student Odum Rowani is conducting a leading-edge study of how weather affects mobile networks in partnership with top engineers from NEC, BT and EE. Odum, who graduated in MSc Data Telecommunications Networks, is researching for his PhD on the effects of variations in global weather conditions on the quality of data transmission for mobile networks. […]


Extinct family of bizarre snail-eating marsupials discovered

An international team of palaeontologists which includes Dr Robin Beck of the University of Salford, have identified an entirely new family of extinct marsupial mammals from northern Australia.  The family has been named Malleodectidae, from the word for “hammer” in Latin and “biter” in Ancient Greek, referring to the presence of an enormous premolar that […]


No kidding – prosthetics expert helps man live as goat

A Salford University prosthetics expert enabled a man to follow his dream of living as a goat.  Conceptual designer Thomas Thwaites was so intrigued by the animals he devised an experiment to spend several days studying their behaviour up close by living as part of a herd on the Swiss Alps last year. Thomas’s research, […]


Manchester Science Festival 2015

Still plenty of events to get involved in at Manchester Science Festival! Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, 10am – 4pm – Free entry Salford Science Jam Science Jam will see our MediaCityUK campus transformed into a massive open doors science experiment, bringing together demos, debates, art/science premieres and Oculus Rift virtual reality experiences.