16 Oct 2018

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas

A conference which will give a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting the oil and gas industry in the UK will be held the University of Dundee next month. Stephen Dow, Senior Lecturer in Energy Law at the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, said the UK Oil and Gas seminar will examine many of the issues facing the sector including talks on gas sales, drilling contracts and the tax implications of decommissioning. “The oil industry in the UK is going through a period of substantial change. As a producing province, the UK is running out of resources meanw...

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas

15 Oct 2018

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

The next gold rush will not be in the hills of California but in landfill tips where prospectors will search for circuit boards rather than metal nuggets, according to an award-winning jewellery expert from the University of Dundee. Dr Sandra Wilson, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has been working with chemists at the University of Edinburgh on the recovery of precious metals from old electronics. Bowls and necklaces she designed using gold and other metals recycled from circuit boards picked up on eBay will go on show at a major exhibition dedicated to ethical jewellery design and...

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

15 Oct 2018

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival

Image credit: Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead 2010-11. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Artangel.   Some of the most pressing issues of our time will up for discussion in front of live audiences at the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future later this week. A five-day series of daily debates, discussing topics including the rise in drug-related deaths, feminism in 2018 and how to make Dundee a more liveable city, will take place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 October. The debates are aimed at getting the city talking about its future, accord...

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival

15 Oct 2018

5G study raises security concerns for next generation of mobile communication

The next generation of mobile communication needs a security boost if it is to offer customers a safe and reliable service, according to a study by a team of international researchers including a University of Dundee academic. Two-thirds of the world’s population use smartphones on a daily basis, connected across the planet by the mobile network via their SIM cards. For mobile providers, the business is worth billions. But it has also proved a fertile hunting ground for criminals who have been able to access the communication between a device and a network in order to interce...

5G study raises security concerns for next generation of mobile communication

12 Oct 2018

Student catalogues treasure trove of comics

An American student was delighted to find rare comics, some dating back to the 1800s, amongst thousands of comics she catalogued at the University of Dundee. Hailey Austin says she has found comic gems including Punch magazine, first issues of rare DC and Marvel comics, as well as drafts and proofs of early DC Thomson comics amongst the materials donated to the University’s Archives. Hailey, a 24-year-old PhD student from Colorado, said that the mammoth task of cataloguing the majority of the collections took over three months but she would happily do it all over again because of the value these...

Student catalogues treasure trove of comics