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Kim the spider makes a huge leap for science

The Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility was part of the research into spider jumps which has been covered by a wide range of media organisations. The aim of the research was to answer the question of why jumping spider anatomy and behaviour evolved the way it did, and secondly, to use this improved understanding of spiders to imagine a new class of agile micro-robots that are currently unthinkable using today’s engineering technologies. The study is being published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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EPSRC Mid-Range Facilities Call for a Mid-range X-ray Tomography Facility - message from Professor Withers

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Courses and Training

The Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF) runs regular courses on tomography and 3D data images processing at the Henery Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester. Dates and themes of the next courses will be advertised via our mailing list.

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