A study at the University of Kent found an effective way to encourage kind thoughts, feelings and actions is by enabling people to participate in arts experiences.
Austrian People's Party leader Sebastian Courts is on track to becoming the world's youngest leader at just thirty-one years old. He could soon become the next chancellor after his victory in the general election last night. But what would you like to be doing at thirty-one? How about run a country? We asked students from the Universities at Medway.
Dr Stephen Lowry, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Kent, examines what the Rosetta project has revealed about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the formation of the solar system.
Dr Barry Blight, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Kent, discusses the use of lanthanide phosphorescence to create a Turn OFF sensor for bacterial spores such as Bacillus Anthracis.
Muscle fatigue due to limited oxygen delivery and lactic acid accumulation is thought to set the speed an endurance athlete can sustain during a competition (e.g. the marathon). This is because above that speed, muscle fatigue would develop too quickly and the athlete would reach exhaustion before the finish line. In this lecture, Professor Samuele Marcora from the University of Kent challenges this physiological model of endurance performance, and proposes an alternative model in which perception of effort and motivation are the main factors determining endurance performance. He also discusses how this psychobiological model can be used to develop innovative interventions aimed at further improving endurance performance.