Posts Tagged ‘research’

Searching for a research blog

November 14, 2011

One for the PhD researchers who might be looking for likeminded bloggers:

http://researchblogging.org/

Tell us if this is useful or you find any useful blogs!

Phylo

May 16, 2011

Phylo looks like a fun, if slightly complicated puzzle game. It’s actually a framework for harnessing the computing power of mankind to solve a common problem — Multiple Sequence Alignments. So there!

By playing it you’re helping scientists  infer shared evolutionary origins, identify functionally important sites, and illustrate mutation events. More importantly, biologists can trace the source of certain genetic diseases. It also really good fun though we recommend doing the tutorial first!

http://phylo.cs.mcgill.ca/eng/play.html

Great Apes

October 21, 2010

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have been very busy. There has been a study into the behaviour of great apes with the theory that they could be more closely related to humans than first thought:

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,118617,en.html

Time Team in Portsmouth

October 18, 2010

About a year ago, Thing of the Day was able to catch a few glimpses of an episode of Time Team being filmed in Portsmouth, with the assistance of researchers from the University. Here is some more information:

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/T/timeteam/index.html

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,118813,en.html

Neanderthal Make-Up

January 14, 2010

Recent research has found that Neanderthal Man used make up, either as body paint or face paint. These artefacts may have been used as either mixing boxes, warpaint or foundation:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8448660.stm

So, who knows, there may be a range of beauty treatments based on Neanderthal methods coming to a shop near you

RYT Hospital

June 18, 2009

Next in this week’s theme of spoof websites we have the RYT Hospital.

http://www.rythospital.com/2008/

Turtles in sweaters

January 22, 2009

TOTD comes to you this week from the science and technology floor of the Library.  Not always associated with the most thrilling journals the Library takes. 

However, this caught our eye:

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol212/issue1/cover.shtml

Getting them to wear lycra lets researchers measure their swimming effort.  And of course  brings a whole new meaning to ‘turtle neck sweaters’.