Science & Technology

'AI and Ethics' - A New Journal to Ensure Benefits of AI
More than 100 of the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics have signed up to be part of a new journal created by a North East professor. University of Sunderland's Pro-Vice-Chancellor John MacIntyre launches ‘AI and Ethics’ this month alongside his co-Editor-in-Chief, Professor Larry Medsker of George...
Multimillion-Pound Cash Boost For Businesses Thanks To University Project
A University of Sunderland project which aims to support manufacturers across the North East has secured an extra £6million in funding.The University’s Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) - one of the region’s largest investment programmes - aims to help businesses become more productive and sustainable.Since then, the programme –...
Concerns are growing about the importation of lower quality food to the UK post-Brexit, after an amendment to the Agriculture Bill, aimed at protecting British farmers from cheap imports not produced to UK standards, was defeated in the House of Commons last month. The Bill is now heading to...
The University of Sunderland has hosted its first Global Education Forum in which senior academics joined together to support their students across the world. The computer screen forum provides international contact for students and academic staff at campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and Transnational Education Centres (TNE) overseas. Students...
Sam Jones, who had previously worked on the Tamworth Herald newsdesk as a reporter before joining e-commerce entertainment retailer Fanatical back in 2017, has been unveiled as one of MCV/Develop's 30 Under 30 for 2020 - an annual event 'showcasing the very best young people in the industry'. The 29-year-old,...
According to the 2000 film Gladiator, Emperor Marcus Aurelius says 'Death smiles on us all. All one can do is smile back.' The Second Century Roman Emperor probably had his lines finessed for the movie; his recorded words are something like: "Why do you hunger for length of days? The point...
Singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, MBE, returned to the University of Sunderland on Tuesday in her role as Chancellor.She spent the day at the University where she officially opened the School of Medicine, as well as meeting and talking with the next generation of young doctors.The School of Medicine, which accepted...
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...

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