Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck?
Explore hundreds of resources, from DNA extractions in your kitchen to superconducting trains.
What is Machine Learning?
Machine learning is all around us; on our phones, powering social networks, helping the police and doctors, scientists and mayors. But how does it work? In this animation we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn.
Keeping Social Media Social
Social media has become a huge part of many of our lives. But do we really know where all that information goes? In this animation we look at the ways that research can help us understand the world on and offline through the lens of social media, and some of the questions it raises.
Hip Hip Hooray
What’s the link between sports, bone development in the young, and arthritis? In this animation we explore research that is trying to figure out why very sporty people tend to develop a condition of the hip, and what can be done about it.
Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings?
The science behind the headlines
What can a power ballad teach us about the sex life of a fruit fly?
Birds do it, bees do it, even the tiniest insects do it…but the sex life of certain insects might surprise you…
How students see scientists: Part XV
In early December last year, a group of five undergraduate students from PETROC College in Plymouth visited the WIMM in order to get a taste of what life as a research scientist might really be like.
Just a few...
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