Catch Comms on Channel 4 in 2006
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Aurora Borealis was one of the top 100 most searched for subjects in 2005 and Channel 4 visited InfoLab21 this month to gather information for a feature in an educational programme on internet searches, due to be broadcast in January 2006.
As part of the programme the Channel 4 crew interviewed Prof. Farideh Honary and other members of the Aurora Watch team from Lancaster University's Department of Communications Systems.
The space plasma environment and radio science group operate the UK Sub Auroral Magnetometer Network (SAMNET), which is an important tool for studying the physical processes involved in the Sun-Earth interactions. It is funded by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) as one of the UK Solar Terrestrial Physics (STP) national facilities.
The data from the magnetometer is processed whilst it is recorded and used to show the current activity level on a Web page. It is also used to alert subscribers to the Aurora Watch programme when Auroras are likely to be seen over the UK. A popular misconception is that the 'Northern lights', or Aurora Borealis is only visible in the arctic (or the Antarctic for the aurora australis); however sometimes the Aurora can be observed over Britain, even Lancaster, so take a look.
Wed 21 December 2005
In this report we provide some case studies of our work with external partners during 2013-2014. Read about R&D opportunities with China, new science and technology start-up companies, research with IBM, Booths and regional Small and Medium Enterprises, seed funding for new products and processes, new facilities for hire, free events and training, new companies on campus, plugging the data science skills gap, the Engineering Design Academy, and much more...
Tue 20 January 2015
The Faculty is pleased to announce that Professor Peter M Atkinson has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Mon 05 January 2015
Police and intelligence agencies around the world have for almost 100 years relied on lie-detectors to help convict criminals or unearth spies and traitors.
Mon 05 January 2015
The Faculty’s seven departments have been recognised for demonstrating research of 3* and 4* world-leading and internationally excellent standard in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Fri 19 December 2014