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Reading in the news: Fri 4 Oct – University of Reading

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Reading in the news: Fri 4 Oct

Release Date 04 October 2019

Reading in the news

Building design: Professor Derek Clements-Croome (Built Environment) writes for Times Higher Education (and in print) on optimal building design for learning and working. 

Robo-weedkiller: Farming UK and reports on a trial of a weed killing robot, carried out by the University of Reading, and quotes PhD student Nikolaos Koukiasas (Agriculture). 

Blueberries and mood: Research by Professor Claire Williams (Psychology) showing blueberries can boost mood is covered on several German websites, including and in Nutra Ingredients

Other News:

  • IEEE Spectrum quotes Professor Slawomir Nasuto (Cybernetics) on how computers are being developed to respond to human emotions. 
  • The Reading Chronicle reports in a cricket column on the University’s plans to create a 3G sports pitch. 
  • mentions the Region 6 War Room bunker on the University’s campus in a feature on bunkers that still exist for various purposes. 



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