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Imperial College sells iKnife technology

Imperial College sells iKnife technology

Waters Corporation, a US-based analytical instrument manufacturer, has bought the technology behind the surgical “iKnife” developed by researchers at Imperial College London. REIMS – rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry – has been developed by MediMass, a company created by the iKnife’s inventor, Imperial’s professor Zoltan Takats. For the past…

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Graphene coats the racetrack for photonic microchips

Graphene coats the racetrack for photonic microchips

Another possible application of graphene – photonic microchips, with the manipulation of photons of light to carry information. Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Southampton have described how graphene can be wrapped around a silicon wire, or waveguide – the so called ‘racetrack resonators’ – and modify the transmission of light through…

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Verily crowd sources truth amid dis-information

Verily crowd sources truth amid dis-information

Here’s an interesting one, for our ‘Age of Disinformation’. Researchers at the University of Southampton have helped to develop a system for gathering evidence and information during disaster situations. The hope is it will enable more effective emergency responses…

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TOPCAT launches with UKube-1 to measure space weather conditions

TOPCAT launches with UKube-1 to measure space weather conditions

We first wrote about the UK Space Agency’s UKube-1 – the UK’s first CubeSat – back in 2011, when the payload competition winners were revealed. TOPCAT from the University of Bath and the Bath Alumni Fund was chosen among others, to help measure space weather conditions just beyond the…

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Sheffield builds UK's largest grid-connected battery

Sheffield builds UK's largest grid-connected battery

The University of Sheffield is building a 2MW 1MWh smart grid energy store, using novel lithium ion batteries from Toshiba, writes Steve Bush, technology editor. Apparently, it will be the UK’s largest grid-connected battery…

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University of Leicester to host AHS-2014 international space engineering event

University of Leicester to host AHS-2014 international space engineering event

The University of Leicester has been chosen as the venue for an international space engineering event – the 9th annual NASA/ESA Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS) conference. Professor Tanya Vladimirova from the University of Leicester’s Department of Engineering, who is organising the conference, said: “We are proud that have…

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