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Free online course on food security

Free online course on food security

A new free "massive" online course explores how we can feed an extra two billion people by 2050. Read more

'Unbreakable' security codes inspired by nature

'Unbreakable' security codes inspired by nature

A revolutionary new method of encrypting confidential information has been developed by scientists at Lancaster University. Read more

News

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Lancaster University and Booths team up to encourage greener eating

Lancaster University and Booths team up to encourage greener eating

Academics at Lancaster University are working with regional retailer Booths to try to reduce shoppers' carbon footprints.

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Thu 10 April 2014

Wind power and a low carbon future

Wind power and a low carbon future

A Lancaster University professor has contributed to a key report published by The Royal Academy of Engineering into the future of wind energy in the UK.

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Thu 10 April 2014

Investigating Arctic permafrost

Investigating Arctic permafrost

Andrew Binley, Professor in the Lancaster Environment Centre, has just returned from a two week field campaign in Svalbard. The project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, is exploring the composition of deep permafrost in an Arctic river catchment.

Wed 09 April 2014

SLF-Lancaster Chemistry Competition

SLF-Lancaster Chemistry Competition

Earlier this week, sixth form students from across the South Lakes area visited the Chemistry Department at Lancaster University, to compete against each other in the inaugural South Lakes Federation-Lancaster Chemistry Competition.

Thu 03 April 2014

Events

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Security Lancaster Seminar

Dr Liliana Pasquale, University of Limerick

Thursday 24 April 2014, 1300-1400
InfoLab21

"Engineering Adaptive Digital Investigations using Forensic Requirements"

Traded in for a younger model: When should wind farms be replaced?

Richard Green, Imperial College Business School, London

Wednesday 30 April 2014, 1500-1600
Lecture Theatre 4, Management School Building

When does it make sense to replace an old wind turbine with a better one? With most of Europe constrained for space, firms face a choice between developing new wind farms at poor sites (if the best have already been exploited) or repowering an existing site with better wind conditions. The disadvantage of the second option is that it sacrifices the output that the existing turbines could have produced. We use a large wind speed data set to assess the productivity of wind farms in the UK,...

Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Workshop

Tue 20 - Thu 22 May 2014
Lancaster University

The Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Workshop will take place at Lancaster University in May 2014.

Virtual LEC Master Open Days

Wednesday 21 May 2014, 1000-1130
Lancaster Environment Centre

In addition to the Lancaster-based Open Days, LEC will also be holding Virtual Open Days for anyone who is interested in studying one of our postgraduate programmes but is not able to visit Lancaster University. The open day will take place online, on a website devoted to the event. Within the website you will be able to chat to Programme Directors, the LEC PG Team and each other in real time.