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University benefits from £10m project to enhance use of technology in agriculture
Four research projects based at the University of Plymouth have received funding as part of Agri-Tech Cornwall, a three-year, £10million initiative part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with match-funding from Cornwall Council
Scientists develop harvesting robots that could revolutionise farming practices
Scientists at the University of Plymouth are working with companies in Cornwall to develop ground-breaking technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops
Music for aliens – 1970s coded message transformed into musical composition
The Arecibo message – a 1970s attempt to contact extra-terrestrial life – will form the basis for an exclusive musical performance at the 2018 Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, taking place at the University of Plymouth
New industry engagement project launches at University’s Electron Microscopy Centre
The launch of the EU-funded Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project draws business leaders to the University campus
Postgraduate student comes 5th in World Longboard Championships
A top surfer and PhD candidate in the School of Engineering is celebrating finishing 5th in the ISA World Longboard Championships in Hainan, China.
Lecturer’s Radio 4 Book of the Week uncovers nature of the human relationship with owls
University of Plymouth news: A study of the human relationship with owls by University of Plymouth lecturer and author Dr Miriam Darlington is being serialised on BBC Radio 4.
University signs deal to help launch new recycling campaign
A new campaign has been launched by the University and its Students' Union to increase the amount of recycling across the estate, with a redesigned process that makes it easier for all to deposit recyclable litter.
Former Levellers guitarist uses performance to chart personal experiences of epilepsy
Alan D Miles, a former guitarist with The Levellers, will be premiering a new work charting his experiences with epilepsy at the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, taking place at the University of Plymouth from March 2-4, 2018
Scientists create light of record-breaking energy in extreme laser physics experiment
An international team of physicists, including academics at the University of Plymouth, have created gamma rays of record-breaking energy by hitting electrons travelling close to the speed of light with an intense laser beam
University donation makes a difference to young people
The University of Plymouth's School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has decommissioned 35 iPad Minis and presented them to Computing At School, who have in turn shared them between Caen Community Primary School and the Telegraph Museum, Cornwall
Girls into Geoscience wins national award for inspiring female scientists
Girls into Geoscience, launched at the University of Plymouth in 2014, has received The Geological Society’s R H Worth Award, which is presented in recognition of achievements in outreach, public engagement and/or education.
Musical molecules and the battle for biological supremacy laid bare in new performance
The unseen battle between bacteria and antibiotics will be played out through a new composition during the 2018 Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, being held at the University of Plymouth