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Engineering students sample taste of sensor specialists

Engineering students from the University of Chester sampled a taste of the industry at sensors specialist Balluff last week.

Around 70 students and lecturers from the university’s new campus, Thornton Science Park, which opened at the beginning of this academic year, gained insight into engineering in the sensing industry…

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Smart sensors predict homeowners’ living patterns

Heriot Watt University is highlighting research by its Energy Academy into smart sensors that predict homeowners’ movements and living patterns. The idea is that this will help to reduce fuel bills.

The research is being led by Dr Edward Owens and involves using multiple sensors to predict when a home…

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New imaging technique could detect “invisible” cracks

The next generation of aircraft could be thinner and lighter, says Bristol University, thanks to the development of a new imaging technique. It could, according to the university, detect damage previously invisible to acoustic imaging systems.

The key, apparently, is ”imaging of acoustic nonlinearity”.  This is sensitive to physical properties…

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EPSRC funds cyber-security for UK’s industrial control systems

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding research on cyber-security, and how to protect the UK’s industrial control systems, such as manufacturing plants, power stations, the electricity grid, and the rail network.

The Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS) is based at Imperial…

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The moon’s a giant particle detector for Southampton

Research at the University of Southampton is concerned with turning the moon into “a giant particle detector”. It’s a bid to better understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays.

According to Southampton:
The origin of UHE cosmic rays is one of the great mysteries in astrophysics…

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Touchscreen hybrid electrodes built from silver nanowires and graphene

Research at the University of Surrey suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could have a role to play in touchscreen technology.

It may, says the university, significantly reduce production costs and allow more affordable, flexible displays.

Researchers from both the University of Surrey and AMBER, the materials science centre based at…

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Southampton pursues rival to graphene

A potential challenger to graphene has been discovered by researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, writes Richard Wilson…

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Cutting-edge robotics come to the Steel City

As part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind, the city will host themed events on robot technology.

As well as a series of lectures and a couple of exhibitions, there will be live public demonstrations of advanced robots in action.

Specifically, there will be a series…

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Cardiff professor wins Sir Frank Whittle medal

Ultrasound imaging pioneer Professor Peter Wells is to receive the Sir Frank Whittle medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his achievements in medical engineering over six decades, writes Richard Wilson.

Wells, now research Professor in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, worked on ultrasonic surgery and he…

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