Cyborg don raises hopes for spinal rehab
Reading University professor Kevin Warwick has been fitted by surgeons with cyborg technology enabling his nervous system to be hooked up to a computer. It is hoped that the procedure could lead to a medical breakthrough for people paralysed by spinal cord damage.
Midlands hi-tec project bids for £6m
A £6 million hi-tech institute, pooling cutting-edge research from universities throughout the East Midlands, is on the cards. The project will be based in Leicester and co-ordinated from De Montfort University, which is bidding for £3 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The remaining £3 million will come from the East Midlands Development Agency and the private sector.
Ultimatum for 'easy' vocational awards
The government’s green paper on 14-19 education was outlined in Parliament yesterday. Junior education minister Ivan Lewis said it was time for vocational qualifications to stop being the “second rate easy option”.