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Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.07.2018
100 times faster broadband is coming: 5G passes first test for indoor coverage at University of Sussex
100 times faster broadband is coming: 5G passes first test for indoor coverage at University of Sussex
100 times faster broadband is coming: 5G passes first test for indoor coverage at University of Sussex Initial testing on the next generation of mobile technology with the capability of delivering 100 times faster broadband has been successful, engineers at the University of Sussex and collaborators from telecom consultancy firm Plum have confirmed.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 04.07.2018
Superfast broadband boosting Welsh economy, research shows
Analysis carried out at Cardiff University reveals the full impact of digital technologies on the productivity of businesses. The Economic Impact Report for Wales was carried out at Cardiff Business School's Welsh Economy Research Unit and draws on survey data collected from more than 450 SMEs across Wales.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 03.07.2018
How 9,000 lists written over 300 years are helping to test theories of economic growth
The handwritten inventories had lain largely untouched for centuries. Sand used to dry the ink still lay between the pages.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 02.07.2018
Self-learning bionic hand could spark ’new generation’ of prosthetic limbs
The new prosthetic hand interprets muscular signals from brain activity with machine learning to make movements more natural. Scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Göttingen have used machine learning to improve the performance of prosthetic hands. The new bionic hand is not only more natural but it is also superior in terms of functionality in daily tasks than what's currently available to patients.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 02.07.2018
Researchers create an open access database on emotional responses to multisensorial stimuli
Researchers create an open access database on emotional responses to multisensorial stimuli
Researchers create an open access database on emotional responses to multisensorial stimuli Researchers from the Sussex Computer Human Interaction (SCHI) Lab at the University of Sussex have created the world's first open-access database on participants' responses to visual, auditory and haptic stimuli.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 25.06.2018
Greener energy generation alone will not help us reach climate goals
Transport, buildings and industry need to start using lower carbon sources of energy now if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Transporting goods, heating buildings and manufacturing products all rely on fossil fuels. Without serious change now in these sectors, we will be ‘locked in' to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for decades, say the authors of a new report.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 22.06.2018
Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions
Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions
An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases.  This work opens up new directions in biosensing, where materials can be designed to interact with a specific metabolite, resulting in far more sensitive and selective sensors.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 15.06.2018
Ground broken on upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider
The international particle accelerator, which discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, is getting some serious upgrades in its hunt for new physics. The upgrade will mean a more than five-fold increase in the number of particle collisions, allowing scientists to observe rarer physical phenomena. The much larger data sets that it will make available will allow us to take our understanding of the subatomic world to the next level - helping elucidate some of the deepest mysteries of the universe.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2018
New measurements of Higgs boson deepen our understanding of the origin of mass
A key property of the Higgs boson, which had been predicted but never observed, has been confirmed today with unprecedented precision. The new result, from a team including Imperial College London scientists, is the first direct observation of a crucial property of the Higgs boson and its role in giving particles mass.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2018
Transforming our lives can limit global warming to 1.5C without new technology
Changes to how we move around, heat our homes and use devices could all limit global warming by reducing our energy demand. The new study, published today in Nature Energy , is the first to show how the 1.5 o C global warming target can be reached without increasing our global energy demand, while at the same time raising living standards in developing countries.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2018
New measurements of Higgs boson are crucial for understanding the origin of mass
A key property of the Higgs boson, which had been predicted but never observed, has been confirmed today with unprecedented precision. The new result, from a team including Imperial College London scientists, is the first direct observation of a crucial property of the Higgs boson and its role in giving particles mass.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2018
UofG researchers contribute to latest Higgs boson breakthrough
University of Glasgow physicists are celebrating the latest groundbreaking observation from the ATLAS collaboration at CERN in Geneva: the observation of Higgs bosons produced together with a top quark pair. The observation of this extremely rare process was announced today (Monday 4 June 2018) at the Large Hadron Collider Physics 2018 conference in Bologna, Italy.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2018
Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications
Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications
Researchers have created a technology that could lead to new devices for faster, more reliable ultra-broad bandwidth transfers, and demonstrated how electrical fields boost the non-linear optical effects of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon.  Graphene never ceases to surprise us when it comes to optics and photonics.

Innovation / Technology - Administration - 11.05.2018
US boycott of Chinese researchers could 'stifle' global progress
US boycott of Chinese researchers could ’stifle’ global progress
Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could 'stifle' global progress. The White House is discussing whether to limit the access of Chinese citizens to the United States , including restricting certain types of visas available to them and greatly expanding rules pertaining to Chinese researchers who work on projects with military or intelligence value at American companies and universities.

Innovation / Technology - 10.05.2018
New techniques to improve the shelf life of our food could help minimize harvest loss
A new technique to dry cocoa beans, fruits, herbs and edible birds nests is helping to improve quality and increase the shelf life of our food. Retaining the quality of food from field to fork is a challenge for the food industry but researchers from the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new ways to preserve products without compromising on look and taste.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 01.05.2018
WMG to test new location system for intelligent vehicles
Intelligent vehicles and smart devices could gain more accurate location awareness by 'fusing' Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and WiFi signals - and a test for this is the focus of an Innovate UK project led by Spirent Communications and involving WMG at the University of Warwick. The £694k 'Enhanced Assured Location Simulator Leveraging WiFi and GNSS Sensor Fusion' (ELWAG) project will seek to develop to test this pioneering hybrid WiFi and GNSS location system in a cost-effective, repeatable and safe environment - so that manufacturers can verify its performance.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 30.04.2018
International collaboration vital to reduce pollution in Chinese cities
A new study from experts at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), looks at whether international collaboration will help to tackle pollution in some of China's biggest cities. In the research, led by Professor May Tan-Mullins from UNNC, a group of experts looked into one of the most promising low carbon planning initiatives in China - Shenzhen's International Low Carbon City (ILCC).

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 25.04.2018
Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy - and beyond
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.  There is hardly a branch of astrophysics which will not be revolutionised by Gaia data.

Electroengineering - Innovation / Technology - 14.03.2018
Silicon breakthrough could lead to new high-performance bendable electronics
A new method of creating bendable silicon chips could help pave the way for a new generation of high-performance flexible electronic devices. In two new papers, University of Glasgow engineers describe how they scaled up the established processes for making flexible silicon chips to the size required for delivering high-performance bendable systems in the future, and discuss the barriers which will need to be overcome in order to make those systems commonplace.

Earth Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 14.03.2018
Underwater volcano behaviour captured by timely scientific expedition
Researchers got a rare opportunity to study an underwater volcano in the Caribbean when it erupted while they were surveying the area. The research, published today in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , provides new insight into the little-studied world of underwater volcanoes. It investigated a volcano named Kick-‘em-Jenny (KeJ), which is thought to be named after the turbulent waters nearby.