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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Tuesday 10th Jan 2017, 08.45am

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.

Monday 17th Oct 2016, 08.00am

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.

Thursday 21st Jul 2016, 10.30am

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.

Sunday 15th May 2016, 12.15pm

Power People

Did you know that you are in charge of a power station? It's true. Every time you flick a light switch, a power station somewhere in the UK will respond and generate that little bit of extra power you need for your light. In this animation we look at how we, the consumer, could help researchers...


Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

Thursday 9th Feb 2017, 09.15am

Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings?

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?

Sex life of Fruit Flies
Friday 27th Jan 2017, 04.15pm

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…