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New 'sleep' lab opens in Manchester

How many of us can ever say we feel like we get enough sleep? And if wanted to grab 40 winks the last place you'd think of to do it would be in a busy shopping centre. But now you can at one of our busiest shopping centres.

The Chronarium at Manchester's Arndale is part sleep lab, part art installation. It's creators say because modern tech like our smart phones is always switched on, it can be difficult for us to switch off. Mel Barham reports.


State-of-the-art research vessel arrives on the Mersey

A state-of-the-art research vessel docked in Liverpool today.

RSS Discovery, a 100-metre long vessel is part of an environmental science event taking place in the city.

It will be moored on the waterfront until October 7th as part of the Natural Environment Research Council’s Into The Blue event.


Graphene development sees Manchester named European City of Science for 2016

Manchester isn't only the home of two rather large football teams - it's also home to some of the most ground breaking scientific discoveries including splitting the atom and the invention of the computer.

And more recently the discovery of graphene - the strongest, thinnest material in the world. That's lead to Manchester being named European City of Science for 2016.

Tim Scott reports.

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