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2019
19 Aug

Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050.
23 May

3D printed metamaterials improve sound quality

Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication. The technology takes everyday materials like glass, wood and 3D printer plastic and engineers them to control, direct, and manipulate waves in uncommon ways, transforming metasurfaces into behaving like converging lenses for sound.
15 Jan

Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
2018
19 Jan

Potentially life-saving health monitor

Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar, thanks to new wearable technology.
2017
2 Nov

Physicists have breakthrough on brittle smartphone screens

Scientists may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens.
18 Oct

Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer

Researchers have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart.
2016
12 Dec

Award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times

A student engineer from the University of Sussex has won a national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles.
3 Oct

Physicists develop new touchscreen technology

Physicists are at an advanced stage of developing alternative touchscreen technology to overcome the shortfall in the traditional display, phone and tablet material that relies on electrodes made from indium tin oxide (ITO).
18 May

Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

Research has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.
13 Apr

Research brings 'smart hands' closer to reality

Using your skin as a touchscreen has been brought a step closer after UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand.