Engineers at Gateshead Council are continuing to investigate why the Millennium Bridge got stuck in the up position earlier this week.
The bridge uses some of the most advanced engineering techniques and our reporter Richard Wilson has been behind the scenes to find out how it all works.
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Durham University researchers created a map of the universe, which has scientific value and makes an entertaining trip through the stars.Read the full story ›
On the day scientists in the United States announced they may have detected echoes of the Big Bang at the start of the universe, researchers in the UK showed off a unique image of the cosmos in more recent times.
The team from Durham University used data from telescopes and satellites to put together a detailed map of thousands of galaxies, which Dr Peder Norberg compared to the view Captain Kirk and his team in Star Trek would have from their flights around space:
What if we could we eat what we want without putting on weight. Newcastle University scientists are close to achieving that using seaweed.Read the full story ›
Scientists at Newcastle University have done research which suggests seaweed could help you stay slim.
Scientists have identified a natural seaweed fibre, called alginate, that prevents the body absorbing fat.
Dr Matthew Wilcox was part of the research team.
Fat-busting seaweed could be the future of slimming, new research suggests.
Scientists have identified a natural seaweed fibre that prevents the body absorbing fat.
Tests show that alginate can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut.
"We have already added alginate to bread and initial taste tests have been extremely encouraging.
"Now the next step is to carry out clinical trials to find out how effective they are when eaten as part of a normal diet."
The researchers found that alginates containing more of a sugar molecule called guluronate were best at blocking fat digestion.
They compiled a list of the most promising seaweeds, including a brown sea kelp known as "tangle" or "cuvie", bladderwrack, and bull kelp.
The findings, published in the journal Food Chemistry, showed that a four-fold increase in one type of tangle alginate boosted anti-fat absorption activity by 75%.
Dietary fibre avoided the side effects of conventional anti-obesity drugs that inhibit enzyme activity, said the researchers.
"The inclusion of an alginate into foods.. has the potential to reduce the intake of dietary triacylglycerol (fat) and could greatly help in weight management."
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