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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Science & Technology

Carl Onwochei’s life was almost in the pan before joining Sunderland in 2016 on a Biomedical Science degree. Carl had endured five years of grueling autoimmune disease, the pain of which had been wearing down his physical and mental health since the age of 19. He fell ill while...
A University of Sunderland student diagnosed with cancer twice in six months is celebrating after finally receiving the all-clear, and plans to do the Great North Run to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust later this year.At just 21 years old, Sean Tighe has undergone more hospital treatment...
fruit and veg
An innovative Sunderland tech project has developed edible barcodes that can be stuck onto a variety of foodstuffs in shops and supermarkets.The codes can be directly attached to products such as meat, fish, bread, vegetables and fruit, as well as packaged and canned goods.Shoppers can then find out all...
Handwriting
In our age of the internet, texting and social media, we might be forgiven for thinking that the noble art of handwriting will soon die out.But a Sunderland tech expert who has worked in Silicon Valley claims that putting pen to paper should remain an important aspect of our...
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One in 25 people in the UK are estimated to have dyslexia, a condition that makes reading and writing difficult.Despite dyslexia being relatively common, those with the condition can face social exclusion and can have difficulty finding work and accessing services.Sunderland Library Services has launched a partnership with...
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Sunderland isn’t a city that gets mentioned often alongside tech hotspots like Seattle, California’s Silicon Valley or even London’s Silicon Roundabout.But that could all be about to change. A recent report claims that Wearside has one of the highest rates of job creation within the tech sector.According to the...
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Sixth-form students from across Sunderland have taken part in a unique challenge in which they got to see the world upside down, experience the sensation of having three arms and even stick electrodes on their friends’ heads.The sixth-formers were taking part in an open day at the University of...
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The University of Sunderland’s highly successful School of Engineering is to benefit from a £1 million investment. It is hoped the investment will ensure that more graduates leave the university with the high-level skills employers in the engineering and manufacturing sectors demand.The School of Engineering is also set to benefit...
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A bricklayer and family man from Sunderland has been honoured for his role in creating one of Britain’s most famous astronomical observatories. Gary Fildes – the director of the Kielder Observatory – received an honorary degree from the University of Sunderland yesterday in a ceremony at the Stadium of Light.The...
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You could soon earn money by selling your car’s excess energy to the national grid. Thanks to a scheme Nissan and Northern Powergrid are developing, owners of Nissan electric cars may be able to plug their vehicles into the grid at peak, high-tariff times and transfer electricity back into it....

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