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5 discoveries from the University this March

It’s time for our monthly roundup of the most fascinating discoveries found by our students at staff here at the University!

Take a look at the quirky, the fascinating and the incredible research which has been carried out on campus and beyond this March:

Unearthing the secrets of the American ‘Jurassic Mile’

Scientists from the University are teaming up with their US and European counterparts to explore a fascinating dinosaur site in Wyoming, USA, named the ‘Jurassic Mile’. The team, made up of more than 100 scientists, hope to discover some new secrets from the the Late Jurassic Period 150 million years ago.

First scalable graphene yarns for wearable textiles produced

A team of researchers led by the University’s Dr Nazmul Karim and Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov have developed a method to produce scalable graphene-based yarn – the first of its kind.

Two dimensional ‘Lego’ shows new methods for creating electronics

Some of our physicists have worked out that when two atomically thin (2D) materials, such as graphene, are placed on top of each other (like ‘Lego’ bricks when making a tower), their properties change. Their new properties mean that the design of new materials and nano devices is now possible.

Students help to create guidance to protect vulnerable people online

A group of our Law students have contributed to a case which has focused on creating new guidance to ensure vulnerable individuals are protected when browsing the internet.

Project aims to ensure that digital platforms like Uber treat workers fairly

Researchers from the University have been involved in creating the world’s first ever rating system for working conditions in the digital economy. The system could help more than 60 million platform workers around the world improve their working conditions.

TB discovery could save tens thousands of lives

Experts at the University have discovered new knowledge which could treat around 1 in 15 people affected by tuberculosis. Their work could help doctors identify – and treat – at risk patients.