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Aston University

Improving bandwidth of optical fibre networks

Aston University’s Professor Andrew Ellis - of the Aston Institute for Photonic Technologies- is leading the Petabit Energy Aware Capacity Enhancement (PEACE) project to improve bandwidth and reduce energy consumption on major optical fibre networks, highlights the university…

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On the money for mobile technology changes

Is this an academic’s dream come true? Think how may papers are presented at any time – how gratifying to be identified, with the benefit of hindsight, as ‘most influential’, particularly in the area of mobile technology.

Dr Joanna Lumsden of Aston University and her colleague Dr Stephen Brewster of…

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Aston highlights homegrown mobile apps

Here’s an interesting one. Aston University is highlighting mobile apps produced by their own staff or students. See Aston apps: Innovative software made by our graduates and staff

All app developers welcome publicity for their apps, of course, so it’s nice to see the university make the most…

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Aston, Novosibirsk plan photonics research centre

An Anglo-Russian academic partnership should see the development of a new photonics research centre.

The new collaboration signed between Aston University and Novosibirsk State University is planning to establish the Aston-NSU International Centre for Photonics in Novosibirsk.

The partnership was presented at the 11th Ministerial UK Russia Joint…

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Aston University launches Engineering Academy

The Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) has been officially launched in a ceremony involving Aston alumnus Lord Drayson, he of the electric car speed record and also Managing Partner of Drayson Racing. The £16.5m University Technical College (UTC) will specialises in engineering and science.

According to the university, the…

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Lord Drayson sets world speeding record for lightweight electric car

Aston University is proudly boasting that an alumnus, a Lord no less, has set a world speeding record for a lightweight electric car.

Lord Drayson – founder of Drayson Racing in 2007 – was driving the Lola B12 69/EV vehicle and hit a top speed of 204.2mph, beating the previous…

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