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Learning from old bones to treat modern back pain

The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain. It is the first time old bones have been used in this way. The research is bringing together the unusual combination...

How computer games could help us all make better decisions in...

A prototype computer game has been developed to help improve decision making skills in all aspects of our lives. Supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a team at Queen's University Belfast has developed a pro...

Surgeons, CCTV and TV football gain from new video technology that...

Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed the world's first complete High Dynamic Range (HDR) video system, from video capture to image display, that will help a range of users including: surveillance camera operators, surgeons using v...

New responsive click-track software lets drummers set their own pace

New software has been developed at Queen Mary, University of London's Centre for Digital Music, giving drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of any pre-programmed music, the material following their lead. It means that drummers wi...

New responsive click-track software lets drummers set their own pace

New software has been developed that gives drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of the music with any pre-programmed material following their lead. It means that drummers will no longer have to keep time with a click track and th...

Household sewage: Not waste, but a vast new energy resource

In a finding that gives new meaning to the adage, "waste not, want not," scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought. They say the discovery, which increases the estim...

Scientists clock on to how sunlight shapes daily rhythms

Fresh insight into how biological clocks adjust to having less sunlight in the winter could help us better understand the impact of jet lag and shift work. Scientists studying the daily activity cycle in plants -- known as circadian rhythms -- h...

New spinal implant will help people with paraplegia to exercise paralyzed...

Engineers have developed a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralysed leg muscles. It is the first time that researchers have developed a device of this kind that is small e...

Plant stem cells could be fruitful source of low-cost cancer drug

A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests. Researchers have isolated and grown stem cells from a yew tree whose bark is a natural source of the anticancer compound paclita...

The sound of the underground! New acoustic early warning system for...

A new type of sound sensor system has been developed to predict the likelihood of a landslide. Thought to be the first system of its kind in the world, it works by measuring and analysing the acoustic behaviour of soil to establish when a landsli...

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