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Lancaster University (legally the University of Lancaster) is a collegiate public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by royal charter in 1964, one of several new universities created in the 1960s. The university was initially based in St Leonard's Gate in the city centre, before moving in 1968 to a purpose-built 300 acres (120 ha) campus at Bailrigg, 4 km (2.5 mi) to the south. The campus buildings are arranged around a central walkway known as the Spine, which is connected to a central plaza, named Alexandra Square in honour of its first chancellor, Princess Alexandra. Lancaster is one of only six collegiate universities in the UK; the colleges are weakly autonomous. The eight undergraduate colleges are named after places in the historic county of Lancashire, and each have their own campus residence blocks, common rooms, administration staff, and bars.

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Developing a new AI early warning system for flooding

“Lancaster University researchers are developing new artificial intelligence systems that could help to predict and warn of flooding. Professor Plamen Angelov leads a collaborative project with the European Space Agency’s Φ-lab to develop a new AI system that will …

Brand new physics of superconducting metals refuted by Lancaster physicists

“Lancaster scientists have demonstrated that other physicists’ recent “discovery” of the field effect in superconductors is nothing but hot electrons after all. A team of scientists in the Lancaster Physics Department have found new and compelling evidence that the observation …

Scientists manipulate magnets at the atomic scale

“Fast and energy-efficient future data processing technologies are on the horizon after an international team of scientists successfully manipulated magnets at the atomic level. Physicist Dr Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy from Lancaster University said: “With stalling efficiency trends of current technology, new …

Why there is no speed limit in the superfluid universe

“Physicists from Lancaster University have established why objects moving through superfluid helium-3 lack a speed limit in a continuation of earlier Lancaster research. Helium-3 is a rare isotope of helium, in which one neutron is missing. It becomes superfluid at …

Smart molecules could be key to computers with 100-times bigger memories

“Computer hard drives of the future could be made up of smart molecules. Researchers have discovered a single molecule ‘switch’ that can act like a transistor and offers the potential to store binary information – such as the 1s and 0s …

“Universal Memory” research passes new milestone

““Universal memory” was widely considered to be unachievable – until now Physicists at Lancaster University have demonstrated how their invention of a new type of memory device could transform the way computers, smartphones and other gadgets work. “Universal memory” is, in …

Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses

“Superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity has been created by scientists. The invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy, solving the dilemma of how to create faster data processing speeds without the …

New attack could make website security captchas obsolete

“Researchers have created new artificial intelligence that could spell the end for one of the most widely used website security systems. The new algorithm, based on deep learning methods, is the most effective solver of captcha security and authentication systems …

Child-proofing the ‘Internet of Things’

“Computer scientists are to explore how children can stay safe and retain their privacy as they engage with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Concerns about levels of computing literacy among young people, and the demands of future economies, has led …