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Virtual reality lab examines 3D digitised environments

The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) room is to be built at Aston University. The £3.9m 3D-Lab project will be part-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

According to the university, the CAVE will enable students to study turbulence, prototype design, complex mathematical constructions, data…

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e-MERLIN telescope network picks up RAS team award

A University of Manchester team that helped developed a powerful radio telescope has been recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

Recognising the ten years of work to design, build and operate the new e-MERLIN telescope network, they have won the 2015 RAS team award.

The system links seven…

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Acousto-optic device shapes and steers beams of light

The universities of Bristol and Dundee have developed an acousto-optic device that can shape and steer beams of light, at higher speeds than previously achieved, they say.

Areas where it could be applied? Bristol cites possible applications in displays, communications and scientific instruments. One highlighted use is to make…

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Leeds pilots Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation for photonic chips

A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data communications with advances in photonic chips.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding a multi-university research programme involving Sheffield, York and Cambridge universities.

Also a pilot manufacturing facility, to be…

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TV sound system for the hard of hearing

A University of Southampton researcher has developed a loudspeaker system to help people with hearing problems listen to television without affecting the sound for other viewers…

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National Graphene Institute hosts commercial graphene workshops

As part of Graphene Week 2015 – an academic research conference being hosted at The University of Manchester – there will also be a series of graphene industry workshops. They will “provide a commercial perspective of the vast potential of graphene,” says the university, which is organising them.

A total of 120…

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Most popular electronics research stories of 2014

Something different, to mark the end of the year: let’s take a look back and see which of our electronics research stories proved the most popular in 2014…

10. 5G Innovation Centre develops test technologies for 5G wireless systems

9. Investigating graphene for lighter batteries in electric vehicles


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University of Southampton joins network of Quantum Technology Hubs

The University of Southampton has announced it is joining a new £120 million national network of Quantum Technology Hubs. It will, says the university, help drive its research in quantum sensors.
“We are thrilled to be part of this major new national initiative,” said Professor Peter Smith, from the ORC…

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REF 2014 results guide UK research funding

Whenever it comes to university ranking tables I always say “caveat emptor”. It should be no different with this latest one, but the REF (Research Excellence Framework) results do influence UK government investment. For this reason alone it is noteworthy.

Specifically, the research was conducted jointly by the Higher Education…

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