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Success for Leeds in National Teaching Fellowships

Published
Thursday 6th August, 2020
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University

Paul Taylor, Professor of Chemical Education at Leeds, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, it was announced today by Advance HE.

Professor Paul Taylor, School of Chemistry

Probing the properties of magnetic quasi-particles

Published
Thursday 30th July, 2020
Categories
Technology
Science

Researchers have for the first time measured a fundamental property of magnets called magnon polarisation — and in the process, are making progress towards building low-energy devices.

The image shows an artist's impression of partcile activity in matter. It is a graphical representation of a sine wave.

Lockdown in China saw only a modest drop air pollution

Published
Tuesday 28th July, 2020
Categories
Global
Environment

The two pollutants most harmful to human health, PM2.5 and Ozone, were only slightly reduced or barely affected during the lockdown in China, according to a new study.

Zhengzhou, China air pollution

‘Act now’ to reduce global plastic pollution, say experts

Published
Friday 24th July, 2020
Categories
Environment
Global
Technology
Society & Politics

Nearly 1.4 billion tonnes of plastic will be dumped on land and in the oceans over the period from 2016 to 2040 unless the world acts, say a team of global experts.

Aerial image showing discarded plastics washed up on a beach.