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Football success in Brazil may not be over yet for England. Although England’s national team failed to make the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup, the University of Hertfordshire’s robot football team, the ‘Bold Hearts’, is set to fly out to Brazil next week to compete in the 2014 RoboCup robotics world championship – taking place in João Pessoa, Brazil, 19 – 24 July 2014.
11 July 2014
Experts from the UK and India are working together to identify and develop novel environmentally-sustainable strategies to control plant pests, known as plant-parasitic nematodes or eelworms, to ensure global food production and security. This project is funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
7 July 2014
The University of Hertfordshire has received its highest graduate employment rate for ten years, climbing 45 places in the national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and is ranked in the top two universities in the East of England region behind Cambridge*.
3 July 2014
Astronomers, including Janet Drew from the University of Hertfordshire, will discuss the case for UK involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) on Monday 23 June at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth. The LSST will be sited at Cerro Pachón in the Chilean Andes and will have a primary mirror 8.4 metres in diameter, making it one of the largest single telescopes in the world, as well as the world’s largest digital camera, comprising 3.2 billion pixels. It will achieve first light in 2020 and its main sky survey will begin in 2022.
23 June 2014
- Nearly six in ten (59%) people in Britain are sleep deprived
- 78% of people are exposed to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed
- Only 10% of people strongly agree that they have pleasant dreams
4 April 2014