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Fast Baggage Scanning: Mathematics Crucial to Airport Baggage Screening

Fast Baggage Scanning: Mathematics Crucial to Airport Baggage Screening

Tue 10, May 2016

In 2005, a Surrey University spin out company CXR approached us at the University of Manchester for help developing a fast x-ray tomography system. We now have our own RTT 110 which is being tested and adapted to do fundamental science such as looking in to the mysteries of granular materials and two phase fluid flow, as well as rapid non-destructive testing for manufacturing.

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British [Muslim] Values

British [Muslim] Values

Tue 3, May 2016

In the UK today, there is a widely held perception of a fundamental conflict between so-called ‘British values’, and the values and practices of minority - frequently Muslim - communities. Our research project sets out to explore how this impression of conflict impacts upon Muslim individuals and communities living within the UK.

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Following the Wires: Conflict and Power Outages in Beirut

Following the Wires: Conflict and Power Outages in Beirut

Wed 27, Apr 2016

Combining filmmaking, sociology and anthropology, this project follows the wires that crisscross the skyline and buildings of Beirut to articulate the impacts of electricity disruption on everyday life.

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PaCCS Policy Briefing on “Religion and Contemporary Security Challenges”

PaCCS Policy Briefing on “Religion and Contemporary Security Challenges”

Tue 22, Mar 2016

Official Launch of our latest PaCCS Policy Briefing on “Religion and Contemporary Security Challenges”. Including insights from the work of our four leading researchers who have been studying perceptions about religion and security, faith and violent extremism.

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INTEGRITY: Still a Long Way to Go

INTEGRITY: Still a Long Way to Go

Tue 15, Mar 2016

Promoting Ethical Behaviour and Preventing Wrongdoing in Organisations - Lack of integrity (or wrongdoing) continues to surface in both the private and public sector. Police forces around the world have tried to investigate the levels of corruption within their organisations and have adopted codes of conduct to address the shortcomings. But do they work?

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PaCCS/KTN Policy Briefing on “Innovation Challenges in Cybersecurity”

Mon 14, Mar 2016

Today, at the Digital Catapult, we launch a PaCCS/KTN Policy Briefing on Innovation Challenges in Cybersecurity.

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Art and geopolitics in a fractured Eastern Ukraine

Art and geopolitics in a fractured Eastern Ukraine

Wed 10, Feb 2016

Art and creative activities have become geopolitical tools in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

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Phase-based x-ray detection of threat objects – a new paradigm in security inspections?

Phase-based x-ray detection of threat objects – a new paradigm in security inspections?

Tue 5, Jan 2016

A novel method for x-ray detection which could produce a new generation of more sensitive inspection systems for improved security at airports and elsewhere.

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A platform to share learning for the fight against modern slavery

A platform to share learning for the fight against modern slavery

Mon 7, Dec 2015

A philanthropic initiative designed to boost resources in the fight against modern slavery.

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Governments should turn to academics for advice on radicalisation, religion and security

Governments should turn to academics for advice on radicalisation, religion and security

Thu 3, Dec 2015

Academics poised to improve religious literacy among politicians, policymakers and general public. Religious issues need to be addressed long before they become a security risk.

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