Bangor University

Bangor University (Welsh: Prifysgol Bangor) is a public university in Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom

Nature documentaries talk about threats to nature but rarely show those threats

Researchers analysing recent BBC and Netflix nature documentaries found that although they increasingly mention threats to nature, visual depictions of these threats remain scarce, potentially misleading audiences on the state of the natural world. The findings are discussed in a Perspective published in the British Ecological Society journal People and Nature Researchers from Bangor University,

Nature documentaries talk about threats to nature but rarely show those threats

Move over smart cities – the Internet of Things is off to the country

Lancaster University is about to take the concept of smart cities out of town. Computer scientists at Lancaster University are investigating how the Internet of Things could work in the countryside. The Internet of Things – which enables object-to-object communication over the internet and real time data monitoring – has typically been associated with urban

Move over smart cities – the Internet of Things is off to the country

Bangor University research into growing use of Ivy

Work to unlock potential of plant life The many uses of abundant but overlooked plants – from killing slugs to treating athlete’s foot – are being investigated by scientists at Bangor University. Research into plant-based alternatives to products and ingredients currently derived from crude oil has found that ivy is just one of a range

Bangor University research into growing use of Ivy

New recyclable MDF could help solve UK waste problem

Natural sources including potatoes help to create new award-winning product A new biodegradable and recyclable form of medium density fibreboard (MDF) has been created that could dramatically reduce the problem of future waste. Today (31 October), Professor Andrew Abbott is awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation 2013 that will help him make

New recyclable MDF could help solve UK waste problem

The Latest Research from Bangor University

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  • Anouschka Foltz
    on November 30, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I then held a Lecturer in Psycholinguistics position at Bangor University before starting my Assistant Professor position at the University of Graz. My research focuses on the acquisition of prosody ...

  • Pilot flying light aircraft that crashed into the sea off Anglesey is named
    on November 26, 2019 at 8:48 am

    A Bangor university research vessel which can scour the sea bed and an aircraft with sonar equipment joined the search in rain and mist at times. Coastguards searched miles of beaches for any sign of ...

  • Dave Beck
    on November 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    My research is mapping the growth of the emergency food assistance sector throughout ... I am a Teaching Assistant in the School of Social Sciences Bangor University and a lecturer in Sociology and ...

  • 'It's like you're being thrown into the deep end of a very cold pool' - university students share their views on loneliness
    on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    A recent report by WONKHE and UK Trendence Research showed that over 15% of students said they felt lonely on a ... and students living at home found they were in a similar position. Here we look at ...

  • Plastic pollution: Grass 'could be used for packaging'
    on November 12, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Bangor University researchers are working with leftover farming materials to create trays for fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs. They say the research could also provide an extra source of income for ...

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Which is more believable: hyper-realistic masks or human faces?

Some silicone masks are now so realistic they can easily be mistaken for real faces, new research suggests. Hyper-realistic masks are made from flexible materials such as silicone and are designed to imitate real human faces – down to every last freckle, wrinkle and strand of real human hair. In a study by the Universities

Which is more believable: hyper-realistic masks or human faces?

Checking to see if immunotherapy is working using artificial intelligence

Case Western Reserve researchers use AI with routine CT scans to predict how well lung cancer patients will respond to expensive treatment based off changes in texture patterns inside and outside the tumor. Scientists from the Case Western Reserve University digital imaging lab, already pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict whether chemotherapy

Checking to see if immunotherapy is working using artificial intelligence

How machine intelligences and human users work together on Wikipedia

New study looks at the ways machine intelligences and human users work together to improve and expand the world’s largest digital encyclopedia Since launching in 2001, Wikipedia has evolved into a sprawling repository of human knowledge, with 40 million collaboratively-written articles and almost 500 million monthly users. Maintaining that project requires more than 137,000 volunteer

How machine intelligences and human users work together on Wikipedia

Electronic tags on sharks, penguins, turtles and other species could help monitor the oceans

Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags. Thousands of marine animals are tagged for a variety of research and conservation purposes, but at present the information gathered isn’t widely used to track climate change and other shifts in the oceans. Instead, monitoring

Electronic tags on sharks, penguins, turtles and other species could help monitor the oceans

The computing power needed to train AI is growing alarmingly

An updated analysis from OpenAI shows how dramatically the need for computational resources has increased to reach each new AI breakthrough. In 2018, OpenAI found that the amount of computational power used to train the largest AI models had doubled every 3.4 months since 2012. The San Francisco-based for-profit AI research lab has now added new

The computing power needed to train AI is growing alarmingly

A new covering can help seeds grow in unproductive soils

A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes. Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team of engineers has coated seeds with silk

A new covering can help seeds grow in unproductive soils