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Friday 17 May 2024

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University wins backing for climate project

Sensors which measure how landscapes “breathe” are set to deliver a low cost solution to the monitoring of carbon emissions from vast swathes of peatland. Dr Paul Mann and his team from Northumbria University will work to develop a sensor system which can operate from remote areas to measure carbon dioxide and methane emissions from …

Growing buildings of the future

It’s the sort of window shopping experience that might have appealed to HG Wells or John Wyndham – a swathe of black sheeting visible behind posters teasing: “Imagine if we could grow buildings.” But this at 55 Westgate Road, the historic Newcastle building known as Assembly House – conventionally constructed from brick and stone in …

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