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  1. To understand the brain, it helps to make a computer model of one

    Computational models of the brain are transforming how we study it, along with the development of new technologies that interact with the organ and help to solve neurological conditions. Professor David Grayden discusses.

  2. Hide your location on Twitter? We can still find you and that’s not a bad thing in an emergency

    It’s still possible to locate social media users who hide their location online. This can be very useful for our emergency authorities, say Dr Mohsen Kalantari, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, and Farhad Laylavi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering

  3. How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games

    Is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry? Eduardo Velloso from the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces discusses.

  4. Orang-utans play video games too, and it can enrich their lives in the zoo

    Visiting the orang-utans at the zoo brings us face to face with some of our closest relatives. Moments of connection with these intelligent creatures can be powerfully emotional.

  5. The moral dilemma: Monopoly or Zombies

    Dr Marcus Carter, Research Fellow in the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces, says games offer an exciting way to explore your morality in a realistic way. Read more on Pursuit.

  6. Creating healthy buildings for sustainable cities

    Professor in Civil Engineering, Chair of Sustainable Cities and internationally recognised expert in engineering and sustainability, Professor Anne Steinemann has committed the last twenty years to creating healthier living and working environments.

  7. Google Anita Borg Scholarship to empower women through technology

    Google has awarded Department of Computing Information Systems PhD student Sarah Webber with the Anita Borg Scholarship, recognising her passion to engage women in computer science and technology.

  8. It’s Back to the Future Day today – so what are the next future predictions?

    When Doc and Marty travelled forward in time from 1985 and landed the DeLorean on October 21, 2015, they found a world of flying cars, hover boards and 3D holographic technology.

  9. Molecular mozzarella: What makes mozzarella stretchy?

    The secrets of mozzarella cheese are being unravelled by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD student Anita Pax.

  10. Student guest post: Exchange in Beijing

    Student Ambassador and Master of Engineering (Biomedical) student Naomi Sutanto reflects on her Globex Summer Semester, a one-month exchange program to Peking University in Beijing, China.

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