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Imperial nanoscientist receives 2014 Kavli Prize in Oslo

We reported back in May that Professor Sir John Pendry FRS – known for his work on the ‘invisibility cloak’ and the perfect lens – had been chosen for the 2014 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.

Sir John receives his award today in Oslo…

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Layered graphene paves way for high-frequency electronic devices

New graphene research could, says the University of Manchester, pave the way for devices with ultra-high frequencies, such as electronic or photovoltaic sensors.

Researchers, led by University of Manchester Nobel laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov, have found that sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable…

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Bristol gets cutting edge imaging and spectroscopy system

The University of Bristol will receive a high resolution imaging and spectroscopy system – the first of its kind in the UK, claims the university – courtesy of a £1.87m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The NanoESCA is an Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) Photo Electron Emission…

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Leeds, Sheffield join forces with UK Electronics Skills Foundation

The universities of Leeds and Sheffield have now joined forces with the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), following 11 other universities such as Imperial College, Southampton and Surrey.

They are now part of part of a UKESF programme looking to address the declining number of UK students signing up for…

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ARCHER Cay XC30 petascale supercomputer upgrade is one step closer

The UK’s ARCHER Cay XC30 petascale supercomputer is one step closer to a big upgrade, says EPSRC, following a consultation exercise with users.

Situated at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility at Easter Bush, it was officially “open for science” in March of this year, but is…

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Medical apps at a stretch for graphene infused rubber bands

Graphene research is not restricted to Manchester and Cambridge in the UK – researchers at the University of Surrey (and Trinity College Dublin) have been investigating its use for sensors.

It seems ordinary rubber bands can be turned into strain sensors by infusing them with graphene flakes. Bands around wrist, chest…

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Imperial breaks into Top Ten global university ranking

Caveat Emptor and all that, but here comes a world university ranking table…

We wrote about the 2013 compilation last year in August and the ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) has now been released for 2014, by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Overall…

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Low Frequency Array radio telescope views “Whirlpool Galaxy”

A European team of astronomers, using a radio telescope, has obtained the most sensitive image of a galaxy below 1 GHz, claims the University of Southampton.

The university writes:
The team viewed the “Whirlpool Galaxy” Messier 51 (M51), about 30 million light years away, with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR…

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