14 Jul 2015

Research project to lay foundations for offshore wind farms

The University of Dundee is to lead a major research project to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry. The project, funded by a £1million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will look at the use of screw piles for offshore installations. These are foundations which are screwed into the ground and are widely used onshore, one example being to support motorway signs and gantries. “The UK has challenging targets for expansion of energy from renewables with the pot...

13 Jul 2015

Dundee International Book Prize 2015 finalists announced

The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan, Devil Take the Hindmost by Martin Cathcart Froden and Rainbirds by Clarissa Nathania Goenawan will compete for the top spot in this year’s Dundee International Book Prize, which attracted almost 500 entries from four continents. Maria, Martin and Clarissa’s novels will now go before this year’s all-star judging panel comprising broadcaster and former Rector of University of Dundee Fred MacAulay, award-winning writer Denise Mina, Creative Scotland’s Jenny Niven, Dundee Honorary graduate Danny Wallace and literary agent Ed Wilson. The judges w...

Dundee International Book Prize 2015 finalists announced

13 Jul 2015

Breakthrough in fibre optics opens up possibility of better understanding of disease and communication revolution

A new study from the University of Dundee could open up a new era of superfast communications technology and lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Particles of light can, in principle, carry and deliver an unlimited amount of information between two remote places. The information can be encoded into the shape of photons, which then travel through a communication channel and are decoded at the end point. A problem arises, however, when the information encoded to the photon shapes gets scrambled as the fibre is looped or bent or when the fibre suffers by even...

Breakthrough in fibre optics opens up possibility of better understanding of disease and communication revolution

9 Jul 2015

Residents work a breath of ‘Fresh Air’

A new exhibition at the Centrespace gallery in Dundee Contemporary Arts showcases work created during year-long residencies at art colleges in Scotland. ‘Fresh Air’ is an exhibition of new and exciting jewellery and silversmithing work from artists in residence (AIRS) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. This exhibition aims to bring practices, materials and makers from different Scottish cities together and four of the 14 exhibiting artists – Sheila Roussel, Alana Peden, Rosie Kimber and ...

Residents work a breath of ‘Fresh Air’

9 Jul 2015

Dundee’s buildings set to open their doors once again

The programme for this year’s Doors Open Days, one of Dundee’s biggest annual community celebrations, will be launched in the city next week. Doors Open Days 2015 takes place on the weekend of 19th and 20th September. Thousands of people will be allowed to access all areas at a record 50 buildings not normally open to the public as well as taking part in events, tours and talks for all ages. Initiative partners will meet at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Monday, 13th July to launch this year’s programme. The McManus and Blackness Fire Station are both participating ...

Dundee’s buildings set to open their doors once again