Tag Archives: University of Exeter

University of Exeter: targeting geoengineering in one hemisphere could have a severely detrimental impact for the other

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter games event on Thursday, November 23 will show how the past can help make sense of the present

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, with a twist, and the chance to defeat a monster are among the games on offer at an Exeter event which will show how the past can help … Read the full press release

Research by Exeter and Oxford Universities shows that complex social patterns seen in the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear

Exeter, England, 17-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research gives clues into how social networks can evolve by showing that complex social patterns seen in the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear. Not only are friends an important part of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Honorary Research Fellow Richard Moyes awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The work of Richard Moyes and other members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured because … Read the full press release

UK and Brazil experts: ancient South Americans domesticated wild rice 4,000 years ago

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered. Experts from the UK and Brazil have found the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: inefficient traditional fishing methods prevent overfishing

EXETER, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the winners of this year’s Ted Wragg Awards announced

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators. The winners of … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: team used superconducting circuits to bring the “Maxwell’s Demon” to life

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pioneering research offers a fascinating view into the inner workings of the mind of ‘Maxwell’s Demon’, a famous thought experiment in physics. An international research team, including Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter, have used superconducting … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Dr Kyle Wedgwood and Dr Eder Zavala with fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC)

EXETER, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prestigious fellowships from the Medical Research Council (MRC) will help nurture the next generation of research excellence at the University of Exeter. Dr Kyle Wedgwood, a mathematician from the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis, and Dr Eder … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers now ‘trans-gender’

EXETER, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty per cent of male fish tested in English rivers are now ‘trans-gender’ or ‘intersex’, with both female and male characteristics, due to chemicals flushed from UK households. Research by Professor Charles Tyler, a leading fish physiologist … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release

A Diverse Range of Subjects at the Natural Sciences Student Conference

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Natural Sciences students at the University of Exeter have presented a wide range of research at a special event. The Natural Sciences Student Conference saw 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-year students all presenting the results from their … Read the full press release

University of Exeter, Peruvian officials to develop new protection law for River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter. Researchers from the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials … Read the full press release

New Exhibition Reveals The Secrets of Powderham Castle

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon, Charlie Courtenay – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed … Read the full press release

TedxExeter’s Sixth Annual Ideas Festival Sponsored by University of Exeter

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspiring ideas, which aim to turn hope into action, will be at the centre of a publicly-accessible event this month at TEDxExeter, sponsored by the University of Exeter. TEDx is the independently-organised local arm of TED, … Read the full press release

Online Computer Games Helped Scientists To Understand Animal Camouflage

EXETER, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision. Researchers from the University of Exeter wanted to know why many animals are dichromats (having two types of … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network held at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter hosted a high-level forum to examine how ‘big data’ can utilised to enhance the student learning experience. The University held the Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting at its Streatham … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

Research looks into the impact and cost-effectiveness of the Dengvaxia vaccine under a host of varying conditions

Exeter, UK, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted. A team of international researchers, including Dr Mario Recker from the University … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Professor Lars Johanning to lead collaborative sustainable energy research with colleagues from China

EXETER, UK, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology. Professor Lars Johanning, Professor of Ocean Technology at the University … Read the full press release

Newcastle University and University of Exeter study reveals over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are

Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found. Newcastle, UK, 28-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — These ‘self-deceived’ individuals could be more likely to get promotions and reach influential positions in banks and … Read the full press release