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St Andrews curves light to improve imaging

St Andrews curves light to improve imaging

The University of St Andrews has found a way to see far more detail thanks to the use of a curved beam of light. The new 3D microscope should enable an improved view of biological cells. The new form of ‘light sheet imaging’, has been developed by an interdisciplinary team…

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Robots cluster around simplicity

Robots cluster around simplicity

Simple robots that are able to form a dense cluster without the need for complex computation have been developed by a team of researchers working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo). This is based in the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering. The work paves the way, says…

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Power Electronic Measurements partners with Nottingham via KTP

Power Electronic Measurements partners with Nottingham via KTP

Power Electronic Measurements (PEM) has entered into a partnership with the University of Nottingham to develop new technologies and ideas through a ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership’ (KTP). As a result of this it is now offering two post graduate/doctoral engineer positions. PEM writes: KTP is a long-standing programme, funded…

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Signal amplifier design cuts load on mobile phone masts

Signal amplifier design cuts load on mobile phone masts

Researchers have announced a breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts that could deliver a 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations. The Universities of Bristol and Cardiff have designed an amplifier that works at 50 per cent efficiency compared with the 30 per…

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PCB-based microfluidics promise low-cost medical sensing

PCB-based microfluidics promise low-cost medical sensing

A new look at PCB fabrication could lead to on-the-spot medical tests for disease, reports Steve Bush. Key to the development is the identification, by University of Southampton researchers, that a PCB manufacturing plant has everything needed to make micro-fluidic bio-chemical sensors. Disposable cartridges made like…

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Leeds showcases interactive robotic work

Leeds showcases interactive robotic work

A celebration of university research will take place at the Natural History Museum in London in June. Leeds University is among those taking part, showcasing its interactive robotic work aimed at such things as disaster response, exploration, surgery, prosthetics and patient rehabilitation. The showcase is part of Universities Week (9…

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Alacrity Falmouth routes programmers into games start-ups

Alacrity Falmouth routes programmers into games start-ups

Software programmers with an interest in digital game development are being offered a career move into a director role in a start-up business, by Falmouth University. The university says the aim is to create teams of graduates which will become the basis of incorporated and investible companies developing software…

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Gigabit wireless comms and frequency reuse at 60GHz

Gigabit wireless comms and frequency reuse at 60GHz

Research work on gigabit wireless comms – carried out at the University of Bristol – has been presented at the wireless communications and networking conference IEEE WCNC 2014 in Turkey. Specifically, the research behind two papers has involved millimetre-wave band (58-63GHz), which is seen as a perfect candidate for short…

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