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Can air cleaners reduce COVID-19 in schools?

Published
Friday 5th November, 2021
Categories
Health
Coronavirus
Science
Working with Business
Working in the region

A study has been launched into the feasibility of using air cleaners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in 30 primary schools in Bradford.

An air filtration system

Extreme ice melting in Greenland raises global flood risk

Published
Tuesday 2nd November, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science

Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide

Surface meltwater flowing towards the ocean through a channel in Greenland

Leeds research inspires glacier names to mark COP26

Published
Sunday 31st October, 2021
Categories
Environment
Science
Global

A glacier in West Antarctica has been formally named after the city of Glasgow to mark its hosting of the COP26 climate change conference.

Image of boat in ocean surrounded by water and glaciers

Developing unbreakable screens

Published
Friday 29th October, 2021
Categories
Science
Technology
Global

Cracked phone screens could become a thing of the past thanks to breakthrough research by a global team of scientists.

Examples of the fabricated glass composite shown under a UV light (black light), revealing the emission of bright and pure colours.

Industry 'must prepare now' for green electricity

Published
Thursday 28th October, 2021
Categories
Environment
Working with Business

Industry must speed up investment in new technologies that allow manufacture of materials using renewable electricity if net zero emissions targets are to be met, researchers warn.

A wind farm with sheep grazing in the foreground

Leeds at COP26: Our climate experts address global leaders

Published
Thursday 28th October, 2021
Categories
Environment
Global

Leeds climate researchers working to tackle the environmental crisis and help the world achieve net zero carbon emissions are preparing to address 200 world leaders at COP26. 

A solar panel array in a field with the words Leeds at COP26 overlaid

100 years on, the scientists still shaping science

Published
Tuesday 26th October, 2021
Categories
Arts & Culture
Science

An exhibition about a father and son team who made one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century opens today at the University.

Lawrence and William Henry Bragg