22 Jul 2021
Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project
Unused energy trapped within bridges is to be harvested in a major new international project. Traffic and wind regularly cause low frequency vibrations to ripple through bridge building materials such as steel and concrete. This energy would normally travel away from its source before dissipating but academics have recognised an opportunity. They intend to capture and recycle this untapped source by using the principles of physics.
13 Jul 2021
Glasgow Thermoelectric Group
This group is a research division at the University of Glasgow, led by Prof. Andy Knox.
11 May 2021
First Fibre-Optic Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Nanoscale Diagnostics
Scientists have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D.
1 Dec 2020
Innovate UK Awards ENIAN £500,000 for Renewable Energy Software
ENIAN has this week been awarded a £500,000 Smart Grant by Innovate UK to develop a new cost predicting algorithm set to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy across the country.
20 Nov 2020
Wearable Imaging Cap Provides a Window into Babies' Brains
A team of researchers has demonstrated a new form of wearable, baby-friendly brain mapping technology that has important implications for understanding developmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy.
9 Nov 2020
Tomorrow's Tech Using Ink-Jet Printed Graphene
Researchers have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an ability to convert light into electricity. The study shows that it is possible to jet inks, containing tiny flakes of 2D materials such as graphene, to build up and mesh together the different layers of these complex, customised structures.
6 Nov 2020
University of Surrey/NovaCentrix
The University of Surrey, NovaCentrix and other organizations are collaborating to develop 'next generation paper'. This takes the form of a book that includes electronic functionality, enabling additional content that corresponds to each page to appear on a reader's phone or TV.
20 Aug 2020
Battery Technology Capable of Capturing CO2 Emissions
The University of Surrey is to begin work on a new lithium-ion battery technology that is capable of capturing CO2 emissions, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
3 Aug 2020
The Solar Cell You Can Print
These next-generation photovoltaics show great promise: their performance competes with current technology, but they have the advantages of being flexible, lightweight, cheap to produce, and they can be printed directly onto products during manufacture.
2 Jul 2020
Innovation Challenges Regular Touchscreens With New Spray-on Technique
Researchers have challenged the idea that touchscreens are limited to 2D and rectangular shapes by developing an interactive display that can be sprayed in any shape.
5 Mar 2020
A Way Forward for Large Scale Storage of Renewable Energy
A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.
5 Mar 2020
English Institute for Sport Contract Awarded
Haydale will now collaborate with the English Institute for Spor and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating to deliver a range of advanced wearable technology sport apparel for elite athletes.
19 Feb 2020
Powering Towards Net Zero: Pioneering Energy Projects Get Green Light
£21m awarded to 10 ground-breaking smart energy projects across UK from Coleraine to Rugeley to trial new technology which could become a blueprint for greener localised energy generation on the road to net zero.
28 Jan 2020
How Drones Could Help Save our Most Endangered Species
A joint team flew to Cameroon in December to trial the use of drones, sensor technologies and deployment techniques to monitor populations of the Critically Endangered Kordofan giraffe at Bénoué National Park.
29 Oct 2019
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users.