University of Leicester in the Media - July 2012

A monthly summary of online articles featuring the University of Leicester, with links to stories available online.

23 – 31 July

Mathematicians find solution to biological building block puzzle - Phys.Org - Professor Alexander Gorban, who holds a Chair in Applied Mathematics at University of Leicester, said: "The old metaphor of an elephant and blind scientists trying to describe it will be always relevant to science. However, often we use it only as a ...

Experts studying extreme weather - This is Leicestershire - A group from the University of Leicester is researching whether extreme weather impacts on climate change. Experts are measuring greenhouse gas emissions from drained and cultivated peatlands in the East Anglian fens. The team is planning to take ...

Watch Leicester scientists' Mars landing mission live from Space Centre - This is Leicestershire - Malika Andress, of the National Space Centre, said: "The National Space Centre, often described as the brainchild of the University of Leicester, will be dedicating the day of the landing to all things Martian. “Live interview links to the teams in the …

Omeros Announces Discovery in MASP-2 Program - MarketWatch (press release) - The work was led by the Company's collaborator, Professor Wilhelm Schwaeble of the University of Leicester, and Omeros controls the worldwide exclusive rights to this discovery. The complement system plays an important role in the inflammatory response ...

Leicester scientists to land spacecraft on Mars - ITV News - The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which is hoping to land a spacecraft on Mars. Dr John Bridges from the University's Space Research Centre is leading a team that expect to land a space rover on the planet on Monday 6 August.

Curiosity-driven research reaches new heights in the UK and France - 24dash (press release) - A team of UK and French space experts, led by a planetary science researcher from the University of Leicester, is eagerly awaiting the daring landing on 6 August of NASA's car-sized rover in Gale Crater on Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory mission, ...

Mementos of Stones at the uni - This is Leicestershire - Like Bill Shelton and Suzy Payne, I too, enjoyed reading about the Rolling Stones' early performances in Leicester. I was still at school when I saw them at the University of Leicester on May 24, 1964, dancing to their exciting music at the "Hop to end ...

New president to guide Worcester's EcoTarium - Worcester Telegram - He is a graduate of St. Mary's University, London, with a degree in environmental science, and has a master's degree in museum studies from the University of Leicester. He completed a residency at the Getty Museum Leadership Institute and a fellowship ...

The 31st of July 2012 edition of the Maltese Herald - Gozo News - Joyce Farrugia has recently graduated with a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Development run by the Centre for Labour Market Studies within the University of Leicester. This degree was carried out following the award of a sponsorship …

Researchers Establish New monitoring Station to Measure Greenhouse Gas ... - AZoCleantech - A research team from the University of Leicester's Department of Geography and Centre for Landscape and Climate Research built a new monitoring station last month to determine greenhouse gas emissions from cultivated and drained peatlands in the East …

Why Increased Incidence Of Diabetes Diagnosis In South Asians - South Asia Mail - The study of 4688 white Europeans and 1352 South Asians was led by Dr. Samiul A Mostafa, of the University of Leicester, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, and was published in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Botanists discover rare species at meadows - This is Leicestershire - The members of the Botanical Society of the British Isles were shown around by Uta Hamzaoui, of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and Dr Richard Gornall, of the University of Leicester. Uta said: "Aylestone Meadows is a floodplain and ...

Muslims are an integral part of Europe - Aljazeera.com - Dr Leon Moosavi is a sociologist of race and religion based at the University of Leicester. Follow him on Twitter: @Leon_Moosavi. 1036. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial …

MPs should back autistic society - This is Leicestershire - As someone who is keen to break into media work and journalism, I was particularly pleased to hear from the distinguished Radio Leicester presenter John Florance who was honoured by the University of Leicester. The national university honours system …

Diabetes cutoffs don't quite cut it for South Asians - News-Medical.net - ... glucose used in diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes are all higher in South Asians independent of risk factors which cause diabetes such as obesity, blood pressure, smoking, and gender," said lead author Samiul Mostafa from the University of Leicester in ...

How Extreme Weather Contributes to Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Science Daily (press release) - ScienceDaily (July 26, 2012) — While experts debate whether extreme weather conditions such as this summer's record rainfall can be explained by climate change, University of Leicester geographers are investigating whether the opposite is true – does ...

Study finds link between extended sitting and type 2 diabetes - 33 KDAF-TV - Studies show that workers spend nearly six hours a day sitting at their desk and researchers at the University of Leicester in the U.K. find that for women it's especially bad. They studied 505 men and women over the age of 59 and asked them how much ...

South Asians 'have higher blood sugar levels' - The Nation - Lead researcher Dr Samiul Mostafa, from the University of Leicester's department of cardiovascular sciences, said: 'Our study suggests the main measures of glucose used in diagnosis of type-2 diabetes are all higher in south Asians, independent of risk …

South Asians at higher risk of developing diabetes than white Europeans - Newstrack India - Dr. Samiul A Mostafa, of the University of Leicester, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, led the study of 4688 white Europeans and 1352 South Asians. According to the study South Asians had higher levels of three measures of blood sugar: HbA1c (a ...

Could extreme weather be causing climate change? New study aims to find if ... - Daily Mail - The project is part of a wider collaboration between the University of Leicester, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and a team of other Universities. It assesses carbon, water and energy fluxes from natural, cultivated and restored peatlands in …

British-Indian model- turned teacher sues school for racism - Times of India - Sood, who is still single, left acting and modelling and joined the school in September 2006 in its graduate teacher training programme. Sood, a University of Leicester law graduate, later joined another school, Rushcliffe Sixth Form, in Nottingham as ...

What's on this weekend in Leicester and Leicestershire - (July 27, 28, 29) - This is Leicestershire - 3. FAMILY: RSPB Family Fun Day at Leicester University Botanic Gardens. A day of fun and learning in the beautiful surroundings of Leicester University's Botanic Gardens in Glebe Road, Oadby. There are activities for the children, a chance to meet and ...

How extreme weather contributes to greenhouse gas emissions - 24dash (press release) - While experts debate whether extreme weather conditions such as this summer's record rainfall can be explained by climate change, University of Leicester geographers are investigating whether the opposite is true – does extreme weather impact on ...

HEA National Teaching Fellowships: championing excellence in learning - The Guardian - Professor Gráinne Conole, University of Leicester. Dr Fiona Copland, Aston University. Eur Ing Dr Tony Cowling, University of Sheffield. Dr Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London. Dr Coral Dando, Lancaster University. Dr G C Basiro Davey MBE, The …

Study shows Southern Asian community at increased risk of diabetes - ITV News - New research from the University of Leicester shows that Southern Asians are more at risk of contracting Type 2 Diabetes because they have higher blood sugar levels than white Europeans. The study, which is said to be the largest of its kind, found ...

Indian-origin teacher sues UK school for racism - IBNLive.com - Sood, a University of Leicester law graduate, later joined another school, Rushcliffe Sixth Form, in Nottingham as a law department teacher. He was also made redundant by Rushcliffe in 2010. (For updates you can share with your friends, follow IBNLive …

Asians 'have higher blood sugar levels' - Asian Image - A diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar levels. The study of 4688 white Europeans and 1352 South Asians was ...

South Asians: Higher blood sugar levels - UPI.com - Dr. Samiul A Mostafa of the University of Leicester said the study involved 4688 white Europeans and 1352 South Asians -- people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan origin. The study, published in Diabetes Care, found South Asians had …

Blood sugar diabetes risk for South Asians - 24dash (press release) - A new diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians (people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka origin) have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar ...

Graduates signpost their way to employment - 24dash (press release) - Zeeshan Uppal and Faraaz Kaskar, who recently graduated from the University of Leicester's School of Management and Department of Mathematics respectively, were so determined to make themselves noticed by the City's top finance employers that they ...

Blood sugar diabetes risk for South Asians - Medical Xpress - A new diabetes study at the University of Leicester has discovered that South Asians (people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka origin) have higher levels of blood sugar than white Europeans independent of risk factors that influence sugar ...

Developing isogenic models of cardiovascular disease - Laboratory Talk - Horizon Discovery and Leicester University have formed a Center of Excellence in rAAV-mediated genome editing. 24 July 2012. Print; Email Story · Share · Save. The program will focus on the creation of isogenic cell lines that contain 'risk' or ...

'Science park opportunity has been wasted in the city' - This is Leicestershire - Leicester boasts a hotbed of expertise and research, including the University of Leicester's space research centre. However, officials involved in the project have insisted progress is being made, although the plans were now for an "enterprise and ...

15 -21 July

Batman Versus Physics: Could The Dark Knight Safely Glide In Real Life? - Gizmodo Australia - A group from the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Leicester in the UK decided to do the maths, using Batman Begins as a guide. The results can be found in this paper, published in December last year and entitled “Trajectory of a ...

In Brief This Week: IntelligentMDx; Techne; Qiagen; Horizon Discovery; Penn ... - GenomeWeb - Horizon Discovery said that it has established a Center of Excellence for gene editing at the University of Leicester, UK. The program will focus on the creation of isogenic cell lines that contain 'risk' or 'protective' SNPs associated with ...

Angry birds: crows attack mirror sculpture in exhibition - Hindustan Times - Within days of being installed at the University's Harold Martin Botanic Garden, scratches from claws and beaks, bird spit and marks from wing flapping were visible on the mirrored screen, a statement issued by University of Leicester said. The other ...

Light Friday: The Science of Superheroes - ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) - Researchers from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom last year published a paper on the physics of Batman's ability to float long distances using his vaunted cape, which doubles as a glider. Disappointing kids everywhere, their results ...

Angry birds: Crows attack mirror sculpture in exhibition - Business Standard - The sculpture by artist Simon Hitchens, entitled 'In the eye of the beholder' was displayed in the annual 'Sculpture in the Garden' exhibition by the University of Leicester. The sculpture featured a limestone monolith placed in front of a 7 feet tall …

Indian astronomy satellite to study universe at multi-wavelengths - Space Daily - The Canadian Space Agency and Britain's University of Leicester are also collaborating with the astro project. The space agency's telemetry tracking and command network in Bangalore will provide the ground support for all the phases of the astro ...

Angry crow attacks Leicester mirror sculpture - BBC News - The 7ft steel artwork is part of Leicester university's Sculpture in the Garden exhibition, held at the Harold Martin Botanic Garden. Gardening staff at the venue reported the attacks happening on a daily basis, usually in the morning. Organisers said …

Exchange programmes: Swat University joins hands with two UK institutes - The Express Tribune - The University of Swat has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leicester and Brunel universities to enable the exchange of faculty staff and students for academic and training purposes, said a press release issued by the university on Thursday.

Burma's burden - The Guardian - ... to honour their ostensible commitments to human rights, including the right to recognition everywhere as a person, promised in the universal declaration of human rights. Kelly Staples Department of politics and international relations, University ...

British Physics Students Determine If Batman Were to Fly, He'd Fall to His Death - Complex.com - According to four University of Leicester physics students, if Batman were to jump from a building roughly 500 feet high, he would be able to glide about 1150 feet on the 15-foot wingspan of his cape before plummeting to the ground at a rate of 50 ...

Batman could fly - but he'd crash and die - Otago Daily Times - Dashing the dreams of comic fans across the world, four students from the University of Leicester said that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film "Batman Begins", his landing would almost certainly prove fatal. The ...

Last call for Midlands Business Awards 2013 - Insider Media - Winners at the previous awards included a multitude of business areas and individuals, while there was also a Lifetime Contribution to Midlands Business award for Sir Robert Burgess of Leicester University, who followed in the footsteps of Lord Kumar ...

Jamaica's first female dub poet honoured by the Brits - Jamaica Observer - In 2003, Breeze was also awarded the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) Fellowship for two years. Last year, she was appointed the first Honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester's School of English.

Birds attacking new stone sculpture at Leicester University site - This is Leicestershire - Agitated birds have been attacking a recently installed work by Simon Hitchens at Leicester University's Harold Martin Botanic Garden, in Oadby. ​. ​. •; •. It is thought the creatures have been enraged by their own reflections in a 7ft stainless steel ...

Batman could fly, but he'd crash and die - Reuters UK - Dashing the dreams of comic fans across the world, four students from the University of Leicester said that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film "Batman Begins", his landing would almost certainly prove fatal. The ...

Angry birds: avian art vandals attack their own reflections - 24dash (press release) - Organisers of the University of Leicester's annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibition were taken aback after discovering a group of crows furiously defacing a large mirror sculpture. The sculpture by artist Simon Hitchens, entitled “In the eye of the ...

Sculptor's exhibition has ruffled a few feathers! - This is Leicestershire - A murder of crows has singled out an artist's latest sculpture for some very harsh criticism.Agitated birds have been attacking a recently installed work by Simon Hitchens at Leicester University's...

House of Lords reform debate refers to Leicester law scholar - Loughborough News - News article: Work by University of Leicester academic mentioned in House of Commons Debate on reform proposals.

Graduate wins top award for security study - Loughborough News - News article: Security consultant and University of Leicester former student Graham Smaul praised for Dublin Airport dissertation.

Expressionism in the ward medical student illustrates the art of reading emotions - Loughborough News - News article: Artwork by University of Leicester student explores the importance of facial expressions to the health care professional.

Award-winning soldiers' recovery project continues to break new ground - Loughborough News - News article: University of Leicester archaeologists work with injured soldiers on excavations as part of Operation Nightingale.

Stoke Heath butcher donates his entire body to medical science - Coventry Telegraph - Paul's body was originally due to go to Leicester University, but for various reasons the establishment was unable to take him and alternatives arrangements were made to send his body to Cambridge. Clare joked: “He is probably the only person ever to ...

UK shale gas production revolution unlikely - HazardEx - Michael Bradshaw, professor of human geography at the University of Leicester, told the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society in Edinburgh on July 3 that his research showed there were still many practical issues to overcome before ...

Batman's gadgets could set him up for a rough landing - MetroNews Canada - The students wrote the paper, which was published this year in the University of Leicester Journal of Special Physics Topics, as part of their fourth year Master of Physics program requirements. “My group and I were fans of the Batman movies and we …

Physicists find chink in the Batsuit - NEWS.com.au - Given his current cape design, Batman could glide to a distance of about 350 metres if he were to jump from a building about 150 metres high, a group of four University of Leicester physics students found. "The problem with the glide lies in his ...

Leicester-born founder of Deep Purple, Jon Lord, dies, age 71 - This is Leicestershire - Jon was born on June 9, 1941 and raised on Averil Road, in Humberstone. He attended Humberstone Junior School and then Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School. Jon returned to Leicester on July 15, last year, to collect a honorary degree from the University ...

Green light for halls revamp - This is Leicestershire - The University of Leicester hopes the £14 million project to transform the grade II listed College Hall, in Knighton Road, will be finished by autumn next year. The building has stood empty for seven years. Planning permission was given last September ...

How I came to teach English in Malaysia - New Straits Times - I WAS born and bred in Leicester, a city situated in the east midlands of England. In 1992, at the age of 22, I graduated from the University of Leicester after completing a three-year degree course in politics. Following graduation, I pursued a …

Developing Cell Models of Cardiovascular Disease - Genetic Engineering News - University of Leicester will use firm's Genesis platform to generate disease relevant X-MAN models for drug discovery and development.

Hard-working royal gains her degree - This is Leicestershire - A princess has graduated from the University of Leicester.Princess Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah of Brunei received her bachelor degree in engineering with honours at a graduation ceremony on …

Leicester's Phoenix cinema celebrates British Hammer horror film legends - This is Leicestershire - Among the Hammer fans at the event on Saturday were University of Leicester students Gudrun Whitehead and Stephanie Bowry. Gudrun, 31, of Stoneygate, Leicester, said: "We love Hammer films. They're great because they're so kitchy and just full of blood ...

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman's Flying Cape Would Likely Kill Him Says ... - WhatCulture! - This bold claim, which suggests Lucius Fox should be sacked on the grounds of gross misconduct, comes from a group of nerds at The University of Leicester and casts doubts on the many other tools Bats has at his disposal. Apparently, working on the ...

Batman Scientists Answer the Most Important Question of All - Manolith - A group of students from the University of Leicester have run the numbers and determined that the wingspan of Bruce Nolan's Batman's rigid cape is large enough that he could fly. They also determined that the mechanism of the specially-designed cape ...

According to Physics, Batman's cape is a death trap - Ubergizmo - According to physicists at the University of Leicester, the impact of Batman hitting the ground after using his cape would be equivalent to being hit by a car at 50 mph. This disappointing information was discovered in the college's Journal of Special ...

Batman Could Fly But 'Wouldn't Survive Landing' - Huffington Post UK - Batman could fly, but he wouldn't survive the landing because his wingspan is too short, according to researchers. Four students from the University of Leicester have calculated that the superhero's method of using his cape to glide from tall buildings ...

Great news for patients and Leicester - This is Leicestershire - Now, as we report today, Mr Wilson has given £500000 to the appeal to equip the new cardiovascular research centre, which is being built at Glenfield by the University of Leicester. The £12.6m centre will provide extra laboratory space and specialist …

Batman cape flight a deadly deed – research - RT - In the 2005 movie Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, Bruce Wayne disguised in a black bat suite glides in the sky over Gotham City using his cape. A group of students at University of Leicester challenged the mystery of superhero flight, Reuters …

According to Science, Batman Should Have Plummeted to His Death Already - Complex.com (blog) - Just another example of why science ruins everything: Apparently, a group of killjoy nerds at the University of Leicester across the pond have determined that if in reality Batman had attempted to glide from building to building with the use of his …

9-14 July

'Nutty professor' gets bird tattoo! - This is Leicestershire - A cancer specialist will have a permanent reminder of his fund-raising efforts for patients.Professor Martin Dyer, professor of blood cancers at the University of Leicester, has had the image of a...

Museums will be praised at awards - This is Leicestershire - Winners will be selected by judges including representatives from BBC Leicester, Leicester Shire Promotions, Leicestershire County Council and the University of Leicester, as well as young people and volunteers. Councillor David Sprason, County Hall's ...

Holy Scientific Overanalysis, Batman! - International Business Times - In a paper titled "Trajectory of a falling Batman," four University of Leicester physics grad students examined the imaginary apparatus that the Caped Crusader uses in the film 'Batman Begins,' a cape made of 'memory cloth' that stiffens when electrified.

Researchers: Real Falling Batman Would Crash, Die - KGTV San Diego - In a paper entitled the "Trajectory of a falling Batman," University of Leicester researchers found that while Batman does effectively use his cape to control his fall in the 2005 film "Batman Begins," their research has determined that in reality, his ...

The Dark Knight Rises, and Crashes: Students Discover Batman's Cape Gliding ... - Science Daily (press release) - Four MPhys students from the University of Leicester have published a paper claiming that although this method of gliding would be possible, Batman would be likely to suffer a fatal collision when he reached the ground. Due to the high speeds he would ...

Museum of Durham History hires first executive director - Durham Herald Sun - Spencer earned a B.A. in history and journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and is completing a Master's degree in museum studies from the University of Leicester, UK. The history museum's board has also elected Lewis Myers, director of business development ...

Students prove Batman could fly, but wouldn't survive landing - 39online.com - Here's what happens when comics fans take on physics. Four students at the University of Leicester in England analyzed whether Batman could actually fly. They used formulas to calculate how effective the 15.4 feet wide cape used in the movie "Batman ...

Graduate wins top award for security study - 24dash (press release) - Graham Smaul, who completed his MSc in Security and Risk Management at the University of Leicester's Department of Criminology last year, received the award for best academic dissertation from the Association of Security Consultants (ASC). Graham's ...

Batman could fly ... but then he'd crash and die - msnbc.com (blog) - The crime-fighting caped crusader could fly, but if he did, he would smash into the ground and probably die, a group of British physics students have calculated. Dashing the dreams of comic fans across the world, four students from the University of ...

Batman's gliding method debunked - Bourne Local - Batman could fly, but he wouldn't survive the landing because his wingspan is too short, according to researchers at the University of Leicester. Four students from the university have calculated that the superhero's method of using his cape to glide ...

Spurious Awards Of The Week - SFX - It's not just students at American universities who beggar belief by researching into the bleeding obvious. This week SFX received a press release from the University of Leicester proudly informing us, “Physics students have calculated that the ...

Raspberry Pi in space: Putting the Linux PC into orbit - ZDNet - Upton has been talking to a team from the University of Leicester about putting the device's processing power to work with CubeSats, which are 10cm-cubed mini-satellites. CubeSats, like the Raspberry Pi, tap into off-the-shelf components to put devices …

Newsreader Julie returns to city to receive honour - This is Leicestershire - A newsreader, a radio producer and a food company president are among 11 distinguished people being honoured by the University of Leicester this week.They have been rewarded for their ...

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Appoints Mark F. Morris as Head of Biostatistics - PR Newswire (press release) - ... Chief Medical Officer at Conatus. Mr. Morris earned his M.S. in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester and a B.S. in Statistics and Operational Research at Coventry University. Mr. Morris resides in the United Kingdom. Conatus ...

The law of gravity is not on Batman's side - The National - In a study published for the University of Leicester, the students found that the superhero could indeed glide with his cape, but he would reach speeds of up to 109 kilometres per hour if he jumped off a 150-metre building and would hit the ground at ...

The evolution of the banana, star of the Western fruit bowl - Los Angeles Times - A look at that genome has revealed curious things, said Pat Heslop-Harrison, a plant geneticist at the University of Leicester in England who was a coauthor of the report published this week in the journal Nature. For example, there are regions of the ...

Guided Walk of Burrough Hill Excavations - BBC News - Visit Leicestershires finest Iron Age hillfort with University of Leicester archaeologist Dr Jeremy Taylor and Leicestershire archaeologist Peter Liddle. The 2012 excavations that are helping us to discover the hills history will have finished the day ...

Expressionism in the ward: medical student illustrates the art of reading emotions - 24dash (press release) - Graeme with one of his exhibited works. Credit: Paul Smith, University of Leicester. A University of Leicester medical student has produced a thought-provoking series of sketches and paintings that ask you to consider what really is 'written all over ...

I'm heading for university, and a scary £40000 debt - This is Leicestershire - Teenager Lydia Thirlby-Flynn will finish university with debts of more than £40000 when she graduates in three years.She is among the first generation of students to pay increased tuition fees...

Batman Scientists Answer the Most Important Question of All - Manolith - A group of students from the University of Leicester have run the numbers and determined that the wingspan of Bruce Nolan's Batman's rigid cape is large enough that he could fly. They also determined that the mechanism of the specially-designed cape ...

'Second City' is second best to Leicester's finest - This is Leicestershire - Mr Hatherley was full of praise for Leicester's market, with its "welcome note of chaos and bustle". Mr Hatherley goes on to applaud our Cultural Quarter, the Haymarket Centre, and the University of Leicester's buildings. A New Kind of Bleak was …

Tax system is creating poverty trap - This is Leicestershire - We love the research carried out by scientists at the University of Leicester into the merits of Batman's flying cape. They found that while it would enable the caped crusader to glide; the landing would be a disaster which he would not survive. The ...

"An invaluable experience": The varied pleasures of our Annual Conference - The British Psychological Society - ... Professor Diane Halpern (Claremont McKenna College), Professor Dan Gould (Michigan State University), Professor Wendy Hollway (Open University), Professor Sandy Gordon (The University of Western Australia), Dr Julian Boon (University of Leicester),…

Women are belittled in hedge fund work - The British Psychological Society - Investigators from the University of Leicester and the University of Essex revealed that while young males have fewer struggles to balance work and parenthood and are given plenty of opportunities to get to grips with corporate life, women find it ...

Holy Splat! Batman Could Die! - Comedy Central UK - Four master's degree students from Leicester University studied the science behind Bruce Wayne's batsuit – any excuse to watch the movies, eh boys? – and calculated that the dimensions of the 15.4-foot cape would result in him hitting the ground at 50 ...

Can Batman really glide - no he's incapable, Leicester University students prove - This is Leicestershire - Batman may have to rethink the contents of his famed utility belt after boffins from Leicester discovered a fatal flaw in his flying cape.Although the Caped Crusader would be able to glide okay, he...

The Physics of the Dark Knight Rises - PolicyMic - In a study released in December by three physics students from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, it was determined that the numbers do not add up. Given his weight, the size of his cape, aerodynamics, and the force of gravity, the …

Physicists prove Batman's cape glide would actually kill him - CBC.ca - In a paper titled 'Trajectory of a falling Batman', four physics students from the University of Leicester prove that the dimensions of Batman's cape in Christopher Nolan's 2005 film Batman Begins would actually cause the superhero to die after a ...

Physics Students Release Their "Trajectory of a Falling Batman" Report - Gothamist - batmanfalling06.jpeg A group of physics students from overseas have come out with shocking realities about Batman, just one week before the Dark Knight Rises hits the big screen. Thanks, nerds! The University of Leicester students say that Batman would …

The Dark Knight Rises 2012: As Movie Debut Nears, Research Says Batman ... - Latinos Post - Four physics students from Leicester University stated that if Batman wanted to fly the way he did using the cape from the 2005 film "Batman Begins," he would not survive the flight. In the film, Batman, played by Christian Bale, wears a cape that …

Analysis: Bird flu vaccine now? More than a shot in the dark - Reuters UK - The scientific case for pre-pandemic vaccination looks sound, given studies led by Karl Nicholson of Britain's Leicester University showing that even people immunized with a different flu strain still had "immune memory" and some protection from a new ...

Does Batman Have a Death Wish? The Real (Bad) Science Behind the Batcape - E! Online - Thanks to four diligent master's degree students at the University of Leicester in the U.K. who studied Batman's cape gliding around Gotham and published a paper about it, we now know what really happens in the gravity-defying bat stunt: Our hero would …

Batman Can Fly With Batwing Cape, But He's Likely To Splatter The Ground ... - Huffington Post - That's what four University of Leicester students discovered when they measured the caped crusader's flying abilities and found that while Batman could fly - or rather, glide through the air - the impact from his landing would likely wreck his body ...

Holy crash landing! Leicester physics students work out Batman could fly but ... - This is Leicestershire - Students at the University of Leicester have discovered that Batman's cape may not be best-suited to gliding from tall building to tall building. Their research has come to the conclusion that this method of travel could see Batman falling to a nasty ...

Trajectory of a Falling Batman: DNews Nuggets - Discovery News - According to students at the University of Leicester, Batman's flying cape (from the Christopher Nolan Batman reboot trilogy) would cause him to hit the ground at 50 mph. While he is athletic, this would likely cause fatal injuries. According to ...

Physics students say Batman's cape needs work - Mother Nature Network (blog) - 4 students from the University of Leicester prove that Batman's flying — while possible — is not practical with his cape's current dimensions.

Reaping benefits of a partnership - This is Leicestershire - The University of Leicester's Innovation Partnership Project, started three years ago, matches business up with experts from various departments within the university to help firms increase sales, profits and jobs. ​. ​. •; •. The university has met …

One More Thing: Videogame collection makes eBayer rather rich - TechRadar UK - According to the University of Leicester, Batman wouldn't actually be able to glide like he does in the movies because "he would definitely need a bigger cape". Okay, there's more analysis than that – researchers compiled a paper called 'Trajectory of ...

Climate technology built in city blasts off into space - This is Leicestershire - The climate instrument – the third Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (Gerb-3) – was built at the University of Leicester and blasted into space on board an Ariane 5 rocket. The Gerb-3 experiment is the latest in a series of instruments on satellites ...

Batman could fly but would splat on landing, Leicester students show - BBC News - The University of Leicester paper concludes that "clearly gliding using a batcape is not a safe way to travel". But the four students, all Batman fans, said the superhero would be able to fly safely if he used a larger cape. 'A bit splattered'. David ...

University of Leicester is finalist in new technology challenge - 24dash (press release) - The University of Leicester has been selected as a finalist in a nationwide competition to seek out the UK's next big pre-market products, processes and concepts. Successful entries of the Make it in Great Britain Challenge include a new techno...

Climate technology built in city blasts off into space - This is Leicestershire - The climate instrument – the third Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (Gerb-3) – was built at the University of Leicester and blasted into space on board an Ariane 5 rocket. The Gerb-3 experiment is the latest in a series of instruments on satellites ...

Physicists poke holes in Batman's flawed cape - NEWS.com.au - A research team of physicists from the University of Leicester recommend an urgent cape redesign to helped the masked vigilante safely pursue his exploits in Gotham City. And they'd better get a message to Lucius Fox - Batman's tech guy - ASAP because …

Study debunks Batman's flying method - TheCelebrityCafe.com - Study debunks Batman's flying method. Julia Davis 7/9/2012. A recent report by students from the University of Leicester delivers both good news and bad news about our crime-fighting, cape-wearing, butt-kicking superhero. The good news? Batman can fly!

Batman Could Fly, But He'd Crash And Die - Bernama - LONDON, July 10(Reuters) -Dashing the dreams of comic fans across the world, four students from the University of Leicester said that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film "Batman Begins", his landing would almost ...

Barclays Libor Scandal: Who Knew? Seven And A Half Things To Know - Huffington Post - Wired reports that physicists at the University of Leicester, who obviously have nothing better to do now that the Higgs boson has been discovered, have calculated that a leap from a 500-foot-tall building using Batman's cape would result in a 50-mph ...

Sudan relics at risk from dam floods - Art Newspaper - The University of Leicester's David Edwards, who has worked in northern Sudan's Third Cataract region for more than 20 years and who has, with Ali Osman Mohammed Salih from the University of Khartoum, recently published a survey of the area, said that …

University of Leicester ranked in UK top 20 by The Times for fifth year in ... - Loughborough News - News article: Third league table of 2012, The Times Good University Guide, ranks Leicester in top 20 of UK universities.

Botanical bargains Pick up a plant at University of Leicesters garden sale - Loughborough News - The University of Leicester's Botanic Garden will throw its doors open to plant-lovers for its popular Plant Sale and Family Day this weekend. Specialist plant sales, refreshments and entertainment will all be on offer during the day on Sunday, July 1 ...

Gifted physicists have stars in their eyes - Loughborough News - News article: Awards ceremony at University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy inspires physicists of the future.

Physicists poke holes in Batman's flawed cape - Herald Sun - Given his current cape design, Batman could glide to a distance of about 350 metres if he were to jump from a building about 150 metres high, a group of four University of Leicester physics students found. Digital Pass. "The problem with the glide lies ...

Nerds Ruin Batman for Different Group of Nerds - Gawker - The Telegraph reports that a group of nerds from the University of Leicester have ruined Batman for a different, much larger group of nerds by proving with "science" that Batman couldn't have used his cape to glide from the tops of tall buildings, as ...

Batman's gliding method debunked - The Press Association - Four students from the University of Leicester have calculated that the superhero's method of using his cape to glide from tall buildings would result in him hitting the ground at life-threatening speeds. In the film Batman Begins, the caped crusader ...

Physicists find chink in the Batsuit - AFP - Given his current cape design, Batman could glide to a distance of about 350 metres (383 yards) if he were to jump from a building about 150 metres high, a group of four University of Leicester physics students found. "The problem with the glide lies ...

Reuters Odd News Summary - Chicago Tribune - fans across the world, four students from the University of. Leicester said that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film ``Batman Begins,'' his landing would almost certainly prove fatal. Fed-up Lebanese protest against ...

Batman's cape-glide is an accident waiting to happen, say physicists - Wired.co.uk - Alive and well, according to physicists at the University of Leicester, who have revealed that the impact of the hero's plunge back to earth after a little lofty cape-gliding would be the equivalent of being hit by a car at 80km/h. The tragic findings …

"Batman could fly but he wouldn't survive the landing": Researchers rule ... - Mirror.co.uk - Four students from the University of Leicester have calculated that the superhero's method of using his cape to glide from tall buildings would result in him hitting the ground at life-threatening speeds. In the film Batman Begins, the caped crusader ...

The Dark Knight Rises - and crashes - 24dash (press release) - Four MPhys students from the University of Leicester have published a paper claiming that although this method of gliding would be possible, Batman would be likely to suffer a fatal collision when he reached the ground. Due to the high speeds he would ...

Stillbirth rate 'twice as high' for poorest groups - Netdoctor - Researchers at the University of Leicester looked at the causes of all stillbirths that occurred in England between 2000 and 2007, particularly in light of deprivation levels. They found that 44 out of every 10000 babies delivered during the eight-year ...

Conatus Pharmaceuticals Appoints Mark F. Morris as Head of Biostatistics - MarketWatch (press release) - ... in the clinic across multiple disease indications" said Dr. Gary Burgess, Chief Medical Officer at Conatus. Mr. Morris earned his M.S. in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester and a B.S. in Statistics and Operational Research at ...

Expressionism in the ward: medical student illustrates the art of reading emotions - 24dash (press release) - Graeme with one of his exhibited works. Credit: Paul Smith, University of Leicester. A University of Leicester medical student has produced a thought-provoking series of sketches and paintings that ask you to consider what really is 'written all over ...

Facts be damned - Hindustan Times - If a team of physicists from the University of Leicester are to be believed, it is but sheer luck that Batman did not drop to his death as he went around tackling an assortment. of villains. The culprit, according to the researchers, is his somewhat ...

Holy crash-landing Batman! - Mail & Guardian Online - ... ground and probably die, a group of physics students have calculated. Four students from the University of Leicester say that while Batman could glide using his cape as he does in the 2005 film Batman Begins, his landing would almost certainly ...

Ancient Burrough Hill to reveal more of its secrets - Melton Times - AN ancient hillfort will reveal more of its secrets this weekend as University of Leicester archaeologists welcome the public to view their latest excavations at the site.

Lessons from the battlefield - Financial Times - Although he has no background as a teacher, he sat an MBA at the University of Leicester while still in the RAF. When he left the services in 2000 he made a living as a motivational speaker. “I'd had a life experience that was unusual, that was …

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Jamaican dub poet conferred Order of the British Empire - Jamaica Gleaner - ... Breeze was also awarded the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Fellowship of two years. In 2011, Jean Breeze was appointed the first Honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester's School of English.

Engelbert fans honour library with new chair - This is Leicestershire - Engelbert Humperdinck fans have honoured his 45 years in the music industry by sponsoring a reader's chair for the University of Leicester library.Members of the Engelbert in the UK fan club decided...

Olympic-sized changes - This is Leicestershire - The resulting vacated Victorian town houses and terraced properties have now been converted into flats which are popular among students of Leicester University and De Montfort University. In 1989, the factories and warehouses in the St George's area of ...

Creationism at Giant's Causeway, courtesy of the National Trust - Science 2.0 (blog) - Oliver Knevitt (University of Leicester). Rebecca Williams (University of Leicester). Laurent Darras (University of Leicester). Laura McLennan (University of Leicester). Joe Keating (University of Bristol). – Oliver Knevitt Department of Geology ...

Government names winners of Make it in Great Britain challenge - Design Week - In the life changing category Tas Gohir's Tinnitus relief, developed at the University of Leicester, aims to provide temporary relief for tinnitus, which is believed to effect 10 per cent of the western population. It is based on the discovery that …

21-year-old selected as an Olympic Torch bearer - Chesham Examiner - Lucy Watson, from Bellingdon, has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on Monday(July 9), in Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, for running a playgroup for children with special needs at Leicester University, where she is in her final year studying sociology.

New £340000 investment into asthma and allergy research at University of ... - Phys.Org (press release) - MAARA also fund the University of Leicester aerobiology and clinical mycology group as the only site in the East Midlands recording airborne pollen levels, a summary of which is made freely available on the MAARA website in addition to being used by …

Government praise work to end misery of tinnitus - This is Leicestershire - A new technology developed by the University of Leicester to provide relief for sufferers of a debilitating medical condition has been praised by a Government minister. The project has been named as a finalist in a national competition and will now go ...

Leicester district heating scheme up and running - Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine - The scheme has already seen 7km of pipe work laid across the city and when fully complete, it will provide heating and hot water to 15 civic buildings, the University of Leicester and close to 3000 council homes. Leicester This will be one of the

Young artists wow the crowds at show - This is Leicestershire - Pupils aged four to 19 have been taking part in an annual art exhibition.The Roots 2012 exhibition is held at the University of Leicester each year. All the city schools are invited to submit their...

HF Female Employees Experience Inequality in Workplace - Hedge Fund Net - A new paper from two British universities has found that women working at hedge funds have a harder time gaining credibility than their male counterparts. The study, done by Jo Brewis of the University of Leicester School of Management and Dr. Kat ...

University staff face jobs threat - This is Leicestershire - The University of Leicester is asking staff to consider taking voluntary redundancy to try to save it £2.5 million.Bosses say they have to make cutbacks after receiving less Government...

Recently, the UK has become ever more dependent on the import of gas - IBTimes.co.uk - In a presentation to the annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 3 July 2012) Professor Mike Bradshaw, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, will argue that a 'perfect storm ...

Recently, the UK has become ever more dependent on the import of gas - EcoFriend News - In a presentation to the annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 3 July 2012) Professor Mike Bradshaw, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, will argue that a 'perfect storm ...

Higher Blood Sugar in South Asians - dailyRx - According to Samiul A. Mostafa, MBCHB, of the University of Leicester in the U.K., and colleagues, most ethnic groups have higher HbA1c levels (a measure of blood sugar over three months) than white Europeans. However, it was unclear how blood sugar ...

Shale Gas Won't Meet Future UK Energy Needs, Professor Says - Bloomberg - Natural gas from shale deposits won't be developed fast enough in the U.K. to meet future energy needs, according to the University of Leicester.

Distance learning degrees are on the increase - The Guardian - Bob Willis, 41, a former lorry driver who is studying for a BSc in archaeology and ancient history at the University of Leicester, also believes networking with fellow students and lecturers is a major benefit. Since starting his degree, Willis has …

Interesting Times indeed for Leicester - This is Leicestershire - Work by some of the country's up-and-coming sculptors has gone on display.The Sculpture In The Garden exhibition opened yesterday at the University of Leicester's botanic gardens in Stoughton Drive...

City leads the way in research - This is Leicestershire - Dr Fiona Miall is a consultant haematologist and honorary senior lecturer in medical education at the University of Leicester.She and her colleagues at Leicester's hospitals see about 150 new adult...

'Bend It Like Beckham' Soccer Equation Tells How David Beckham Kicks ... - Huffington Post - Want to bend it like Beckham? Students at the University of Leicester in England have come up with an equation that describes in simple terms just what it takes to kick a curving shot like soccer legend David Beckham.

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