Dictionary

Defining words

01 September 2007

Two very different projects in the University have at their heart the ancient craft of lexicography: the art of compiling and editing dictionaries. But one...

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Justice is (NOT) blind

Diagnosing crime, dispensing justice

01 September 2007

Finding the best routes to predicting, preventing and atoning for crime is a thorny issue. Experimental criminologists such as Lawrence Sherman, recently appointed as the...

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Fiber Optics

Guiding the light

01 September 2007

Pioneering research shines new light on our understanding of the way we see the world. Optical fibres have now been found to exist in vertebrate...

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Searching

The mathematics of avalanches

01 September 2007

Each year more than a million avalanches fall worldwide, killing around a hundred people in the Alps alone. Can mathematical models be used to predict...

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Africa

Revitalising research in Africa

01 September 2007

Following recent funding from the Leverhulme Trust, a new programme of academic exchange kicks off in October in the Centre of African Studies, as the...

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Ear

Can a voice identify a criminal?

01 September 2007

Innovative research in the Department of Linguistics suggests that dynamic features of speech could provide a clue to forensic speaker identification.

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Peak District

Going feral

01 September 2007

Are there any wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Robert Macfarlane has travelled in search of them, reflecting on the meaning of ‘wildness’ and...

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False colour image of the carbon monoxide gas in the Orion molecular cloud observed using HARP.

Hunting for protostars

01 September 2007

Looking deep inside the swirling dust clouds that make up stellar nurseries – the birth place of stars – can help unravel mysteries of the...

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