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What is the Mobile University?

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City & Cultural Engagement at The University of Sheffield explains the concept behind the Mobile University, and describes why it's important to bring…

From  batchUser on June 2nd, 2017 0 likes 8 plays 0  

“Je ne comprends pas”, but I can still speak to you

Wai Man Ng, Computer Science. Up until now, we have faced an obstacle in communicating between people who speak different languages. However, with the recent advancement of machine learning, this…

From  batchUser on May 30th, 2017 0 likes 24 plays 0  

10 Fantastic Ways to Use Leftover Tonsils: Including a Recipe for Our Perfect Cell Culture Dish

Vanessa Hearnden, Materials Science & Engineering. Experience a countdown through 10 experiments that researchers do using tonsils and the cells they culture from them. For example, experiments…

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“You’ve Been Reading Too Many Idiotic Trashy Books!”: Why Read Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances?

Val Derbyshire, School of English. Harlequin Mills & Boon Romances have long been the black sheep of the literary world. And yet, from a commercial point of view, Mills & Boon romances remain…

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Life on the Edge: Microbes of the Stratosphere

Tareq L S Omairi, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Where does life stop and the emptiness of space begin? The adaptability of life and its ability to survive in extreme conditions continues to…

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Citizen Science, Crowdsourcing and the Internet of Things: towards a healthier, cleaner and safer city

Stuart Wrigley, Computer Science. This research is focussed on technology and crowdsourcing and how this can improve the lives of local citizens. The development of ‘Citizen…

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Improving Life for Kids with ADHD

Philippa Fibert, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Life for children with ADHD and their families can be challenging and current treatments don’t seem to be improving life…

From  Technology Enhanced Learning on May 30th, 2017 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Discover the Secret Life of a Weather Datum

Paula Goodale, Information School. Let us take you on a journey through space and time. Follow the Secret Life of a Weather Datum from its initial capture here in Sheffield, through national and…

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Cyber War: The Future of Conflict in the 21st Century

Matt Sleat, Politics. The use of cyber-weapons has opened up a new ‘front’ in contemporary international conflict. The unique nature of cyber-war undermines many aspects of our…

From  batchUser on May 30th, 2017 0 likes 27 plays 0  

Asylum, Welfare and Work in the Age of Austerity

Lucy Mayblin, Politics. It is illegal for asylum seekers in the UK to work. In order that they are not made destitute by this policy the government then has to provide them with welfare support. This…

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Mindfulness at Work: Could it Work for You?

Leanne Ingram, Management School. What is mindfulness and how can it be used at work to improve stress, well-being and concentration? Research with particular groups of workers, such as nurses and…

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Rediscovering Noël Coward’s Musicals: A Forgotten Talent

Laura Milburn, Music Department. When we think of Noël Coward, we think of his plays: Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, The Vortex to name just a few. However, Coward also wrote six revues and seven…

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Sperm, Germs & Babies: How do Common Infections Affect Male Fertility and Reproductive Potential?

Katrina Williams, Human Metabolism. One in seven couples experience problems conceiving a child, which is due to an equal proportion of problems with male and female fertility. Infertile men produce…

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Insect-Based Foods in Europe: Will They Ever Catch On?

Jonas House, Geography. In 2013 the United Nations published a report outlining the case for the use of insects as a sustainable source of protein for people in the West. Since then there has been an…

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What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

Gianluca Demartini, Information School. Ever wondered about the number of tweets per second written in the world? Or about the amount of data processed by Facebook in their data centres? Gianluca…

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Mind Reading and Neuroscience: How Modern Day Mind Reading Helps us Fight Disease

Gaia Brezzo, Psychology. Get introduced to the concept of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) through mind reading tricks performed by amateur mind reader Aneurin Kennerley. Gaia then…

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