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Careers / Employment - Physics / Materials Science - 20.06.2018

Innovation / Technology - Physics / Materials Science - 13.06.2018
Cambridge launches UK's first quantum network
Cambridge launches UK’s first quantum network
The UK's first quantum network was launched today in Cambridge, enabling 'unhackable' communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between three sites around the city.

Astronomy - Physics / Materials Science - 11.06.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 24.05.2018
Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport
Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport
Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed. This could pave the way for more flexible and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors. The researchers, whose work appears , say their findings could be a “game changer” by allowing the energy from sunlight absorbed in these materials to be captured and used more efficiently.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 24.05.2018
Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport
Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport
Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have found a way to create plastic semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy 20 times further than has been previously observed, paving the way for more flexible and more efficient solar cells and photodetectors.

Physics / Materials Science - Social Sciences - 23.05.2018

Life Sciences - Physics / Materials Science - 17.05.2018
Nottingham shares 20 million investment in NMR equipment
University of Nottingham researchers, investigating the structure of biological molecules, new materials and processes, will be able to take advantage of new , precision NMR instrumentation that will

Physics / Materials Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 15.05.2018
UK’s first 1 GHz solid-state NMR Spectrometer funded at Warwick
The UK's first 1 GHz solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer is on its way to the University of Warwick, thanks to 8 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Astronomy - Physics / Materials Science - 14.05.2018
"Super-cool" observatory to explore hidden universe
A space mission designed to solve fundamental questions about how galaxies and forming planetary systems grow and evolve will be considered by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Environment / Sustainable Development - Physics / Materials Science - 09.05.2018

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 08.05.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Astronomy - 02.05.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 27.04.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics / Materials Science - 21.04.2018
New discipline accelerates shape-changing abilities for everyday objects
New discipline accelerates shape-changing abilities for everyday objects
The creation of a new discipline will bring shape-changing abilities much more quickly to objects such as our mobile phones according to research published by the University of Bristol today (21st April).

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 20.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Electroengineering - 16.04.2018
Some superconductors can also carry currents of 'spin'
Some superconductors can also carry currents of ’spin’
Researchers have shown that certain superconductors - materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures - can also carry currents of 'spin'.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.04.2018
5.54m project set to stamp UK expertise on manufacturing innovation
An ambitious University of Glasgow-led research project which aims to develop new manufacturing techniques for advanced materials and devices has received more than 5m in funding support.

Physics / Materials Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 15.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Media - 09.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 27.03.2018
Understanding the strange behaviour of water
Understanding the strange behaviour of water
The properties of water have fascinated scientists for centuries, but yet its unique behaviour remains a mystery. Published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Tokyo has attempted a novel route to understand what makes a liquid behave like water.

Physics / Materials Science - Electroengineering - 20.03.2018
Nanocrystalline graphite enables new class of harsh environment electronics
Nanocrystalline graphite enables new class of harsh environment electronics
Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton, in collaboration with Microsemi, have demonstrated reliable operation of microelectromechanical relays by coating the contacts with nanocrystalline layers of graphite, to enable ultra-low-power electronics for harsh environments.

Physics / Materials Science - Astronomy - 14.03.2018
Imperial professors pay tribute to their former teacher Stephen Hawking
Imperial academics have paid tribute to world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking who has died at the age of 76.

Physics / Materials Science - Mathematics - 14.03.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Business / Economics - 13.03.2018

Mechanical Engineering / Mechanics - Physics / Materials Science - 13.03.2018
Award-winning WMG research makes Ford cars lighter and more efficient
Ford cars could be more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, thanks to a new lightweight rear suspension component, designed by the award-winning Innovate UK project Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System (CLASS), involving WMG at the University of Warwick.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 13.03.2018
Ultra-white coating modelled on beetle scales
Ultra-white coating modelled on beetle scales
Researchers have developed a super-thin, non-toxic, lightweight, edible ultra-white coating that could be used to make brighter paints and coatings, for use in the cosmetic, food or pharmaceutical industries.

Event - Physics / Materials Science - 09.03.2018

Physics / Materials Science - 07.03.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 05.03.2018
Electronics technology improved by Lancaster physicists
Electronics technology improved by Lancaster physicists
Compound semiconductors are becoming more common in modern devices, such computers and mobile phones, as they can add features and functionality demanded by consumers A novel use of X-ray photoelectr

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 02.03.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 01.03.2018
New speed record for trapped-ion ’building blocks’ of quantum computers
Researchers at Oxford University have set a new speed record for the 'logic gates' that form the building blocks of quantum computing - a technology that could transform the way we process information.

Life Sciences - Physics / Materials Science - 19.02.2018
Building a nano-scale filter using DNA
Building a nano-scale filter using DNA
Inspired by biological filters, scientists at UCL, Imperial College London and Yale University have designed and built a nanometre-sized pore that helps us to better understand the complex way by which cells transport genetic material and viruses.

Physics / Materials Science - Event - 15.02.2018

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 01.02.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 23.01.2018
Researchers part of multi-million pound battery project
Researchers part of multi-million pound battery project
Lancaster University researchers are part of a team of the UK's top battery experts working to support the development of next generation batteries.

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 19.01.2018

Event - Physics / Materials Science - 16.01.2018

Astronomy - Physics / Materials Science - 16.01.2018

Astronomy - Physics / Materials Science - 12.01.2018

Life Sciences - Physics / Materials Science - 12.01.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 11.01.2018
Developing a secure, un-hackable net
Developing a secure, un-hackable net
A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un-hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely.

Physics / Materials Science - Astronomy - 11.01.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Chemistry - 09.01.2018
Smart sensor could revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention
A newly developed smart sensor which can recognise a vast range of reactive surfaces, the technology such as acetone,could be used to protect society from crime and terrorism.

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 08.01.2018
New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas
New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas
Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL and Tufts University. Platinum or nickel are known to break the carbon-hydrogen bonds in methane found in shale gas to make hydrocarbon fuels and other useful chemicals.
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