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Data mining of Twitter posts can help identify when people become sympathetic to groups like ISIS

Data mining of Twitter posts can help identify when people become sympathetic to groups like ISIS

Researchers have shown that data mining techniques can be used to understand when Twitter users start displaying supportive behaviour to radical terror groups such as ISIS.

Fri 10 June 2016

First awards announced by UK’s Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

First awards announced by UK’s Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

Ten projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), which is led by Lancaster University.

Fri 10 June 2016

Human-Computer Interaction technology in The Economist

Human-Computer Interaction technology in The Economist

Technology developed by researchers in Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications has been highlighted by The Economist.

Fri 10 June 2016

Psychology of strategic deception revealed by online poker

Psychology of strategic deception revealed by online poker

Online poker offers new insights into the mind-set of scheming Machiavellians, researchers have found.

Fri 10 June 2016

Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled

Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled

Lancaster researchers have helped develop a prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand.

Fri 10 June 2016

International Forum: Opportunities with Africa

International Forum: Opportunities with Africa

International Forum: Connecting Research Challenges and Funding with Business Opportunities in Africa: 19th - 20th July 2016, Lancaster University

Wed 08 June 2016

North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

North West firms urged to tap into Lancaster's funded business-led R&D initiatives

Lancaster University is providing a unique opportunity for ambitious North West small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of funded three-year industry-led research and development initiatives with support worth up to £100,000.

Fri 29 April 2016

Lancaster joins Innovation Gateway

Lancaster joins Innovation Gateway

Lancaster University is working with four of the UKs leading companies to help pilot sustainability innovations on their estates.

Mon 25 April 2016

Lancaster University helps BBC get kids coding

Lancaster University helps BBC get kids coding

Computer scientists at Lancaster University have developed the ‘lightweight operating system’ for the new BBC micro:bit that is being given to almost a million school children this week.

Wed 23 March 2016

Research helping make social media posts more private

Research helping make social media posts more private

Computer scientists at Lancaster University are working on smarter ‘privacy setting’ algorithms to prevent embarrassing photos being shared on social media.

Wed 23 March 2016

Forcing Apple to open doors to our digital homes would set a worrying precedent

Forcing Apple to open doors to our digital homes would set a worrying precedent

Who controls what in the digital world? Apple is currently involved in a court face off with the FBI, and has refused to produce software that would help investigators to unlock the phone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The clash is just the latest illustration of how important, as more and more of our lives are reduced to streams of data, access to that data...

Tue 23 February 2016

Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation

Britain being overwhelmed by long-term conditions, warns The Work Foundation

The rising tide of people with long-term conditions threatens to overwhelm Britain’s economy and the NHS, according to a new report published by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation.

Tue 16 February 2016