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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Science & Technology

Cameryn Watson Excels In Her Pursuit Towards A Dream Engineering Career
“If there’s something you’re good at, why let stereotypes stop you?” - a message from 21-year-old Computer Science student Cameryn Watson has for any young girl thinking of pursuing a career in technology. Cameryn is one of the thousands celebrating online graduations at the University of Sunderland this week –...
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...
Bitcoin, Ethereum and the Blockchain
Back in November 2013, I wrote an article on Consett Magazine about the price of bitcoin reaching £200. Today that same bitcoin has a price of £975 - a tidy investment in less than four years. It's a 387.5% increase in value. So, what is bitcoin? and how do you invest...
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...
Unveiling Sunderland's Premier Nissan Haven: Lookers' £1.8M Transformation
One of the foremost automotive retail and service conglomerates in the UK, Lookers, has inaugurated a fresh Nissan dealership in Sunderland after a comprehensive £1.8 million revamp of its previous Ford site on Newcastle Road. Around 35 staff are now employed at Lookers’ newest franchise location. Sunderland is the official home...
New Study Removes Barriers To Cancer Screening Among BAME Women
While national cancer screening programmes play a leading role in saving lives and help to increase survival rates, figures show a significant low uptake among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. Researchers are now looking to address this imbalance through a new study, funded by the Scottish Government's Screening...
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,...
The New Digital Sunderland Gift Card
SUNDERLAND’s smart city journey has received an extra boost, with an innovative digital scheme which will support the local economy. Sunderland BID launched its gift card a year ago, with more than 150 retailers signed up. The scheme was part of the city-wide Reopening the High Streets Safely project, part funded...
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...
University of Sunderland's 25-Year Legacy: Nurturing Radio Talents and Honoring Alumni like Jordan North
The University of Sunderland has dedicated 25 years to refining and nurturing the abilities and potential of emerging radio personalities, with notable alumni like BBC Radio 1 host Jordan North. Dr Caroline Mitchell, Professor of Radio and Participation at the University of Sunderland, said: “As someone whose career has spanned...

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