Sheffield researchers claim expressing gratitude can bring benefits for health, empathy, self-esteem, reduced aggression and better sleep. Dr Chris Blackmore and Dr Fusida Siros from the University of Sheffield are behind the idea of Good News Friday, encouraging the public to declare their thanks for something, whether big, small, personal or universal. A Wall of Gratitude has been set up in the Moor to collect declarations from the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Duke of York, with the aid of a robotic arm, has officially opened Factory 2050, a new Sheffield University manufacturing research centre. The centre uses digital technologies to enable rapid product design and flexible component manufacture to test new production methods. The launch event included talks by key figures from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and industrial partners including the University of Sheffield and McLaren. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
A marathon 24 hour lecture has been organised at the University of Sheffield to raise funds for the charity Inspiration for Life. The charity aims to promote lifelong learning, and encourage the public understanding of science through publications, lectures and other events. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to organiser Catherine Annabel.
Sheffield University have signed a £50 million deal to bring luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren to a production site near the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham. The company will build a new chassis factory in South Yorkshire creating more than 200 jobs. Construction will begin this year, with full production of the advanced carbon fibre chassis expected by 2020. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield University physicists have been part of an International team that have detected gravitational waves for the second time. The waves occur when two black holes that are orbiting each other merge in to a single spinning mass.
A hundred postcards sent by local children have been sent in to space before being delivered to the recipient in the more traditional way.
Sheffield University is carrying out research in how pre school children use tablets apps. It is estimated that 70% of under 5 year olds have access to tablets and smartphones.
Students from China, who are studying at Sheffield University, are being placed on secondment with local businesses to help them break in to the Chinese market.
Young people from Barnsley got the chance to make and programme robots from scratch alongside Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro at Sheffield Centre for Robotics. Professor Ishiguro is famous for making cutting edge, human like robots in his own image.