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Earth observation in the Land of the Rising Sun

Earth observation in the Land of the Rising Sun

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 15, 2010 05:21 PM |

Physics postgrad heads East for 18 months on scholarship.

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Dwarf stars reveal planetary evidence

Dwarf stars reveal planetary evidence

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 13, 2010 05:25 PM |

A team of researchers led by Dr Jay Farihi from our Department of Physics and Astronomy have demonstrated that rocky planets are common in the galaxy. Not by finding any actual planets, but by looking for their remains: a sort of interstellar archaeology.

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Space technology event for Leicestershire businesses

Space technology event for Leicestershire businesses

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2010 04:45 PM |

You don’t have to be building satellites or launching rockets for space to be relevant to your company. Find out more at a free business event at the National Space Centre on 14 April.

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Don't ostracise this ostracod

Don't ostracise this ostracod

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2010 11:10 AM |

A University of Leicester geologist and colleagues have described a new species of prehistoric crustacean, working from a 5mm-long fossil so well-preserved that they could even identify the sensory organ sticking out of its middle eye.

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Are you ready for the Anthropocene?

Are you ready for the Anthropocene?

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 26, 2010 04:45 PM |

Two Leicester geologists present the argument that recent human history constitutes a distinct geological epoch.

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Engineering Professor named 'Woman of Outstanding Achievement'

Engineering Professor named 'Woman of Outstanding Achievement'

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 19, 2010 03:05 PM |

Congratulations to our own Professor Helen Atkinson, from the Department of Engineering, who has been cited as a ‘Woman of Outstanding Achievement’ by the UKRC.

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