Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission may result from a new microwave circuit designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The circuit research team currently holds an attention-grabbing record and results will be presented at a conference in San Diego.
A new anthology of verse from Joseph Lee, Dundee’s forgotten war poet, will be launched at the city’s annual Literary Festival this week. ‘Joseph Lee: Poems from the Great War’ is the first collection of poems by Lee to be published for decades. His life and work will be celebrated at the launch event at the Bonar Hall from 7.30pm on Wednesday, 22nd October.
Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.
Professor Douglas Paul, a University of Glasgow physicist has received the Institute of Physics President’s Medal of which only eight such medals have been presented since the award’s inception in 1998. He joins such recipients as particle physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox in 2012 and World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 2006.
The UK is to join the USA and play a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
In October 2014 the European Commission invited the fusion community into the heart of the European Quarter, the Solvay Library, to officially launch the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion for short. The new consortium agreement will substitute the fourteen year-old European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA), as well as 29 bilateral Association agreements between the Commission and research institutions in 27 countries.
Scientists at the University of Twente are working developing robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots.
On the internet Dr Giovanni Vigna can be found as the computer science professor at UCSB (University of California in Santa Barbara), with 500 connections on LinkedIn and also seen as co-founder and CTO of Lastline
The three winners of a prestigious national competition for researchers (interestingly all were male) who are pioneers in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) were announced last night at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Keep an eye on their futures!
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who confirm quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to their surrounding stimuli.
A new study led by Queen’s University Belfast into how cheetahs burn energy suggests that human activity, rather than larger predators, may force them to expend more energy and thus be the major cause of their decline.
New research co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is to focus on cyber-security aspects of UK's critical infrastructure as vital industrial control systems running power and manufacturing plants, the national grid, and the country's rail network system.
Edinburgh's solar meadow below, at the Jewel & Esk site could be overtaken in size by a proposed solar power park in Dundee. Building Scotland’s largest community owned solar power park in would tackle fuel poverty, cut CO2 emissions and regenerate derelict and contaminated land, according to a speaker coming to the University of Dundee next week.
Two reports from the International Energy Agency imply solar power (thermal and photovoltaic) could by 2050 be the world’s largest source of electricity ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear. As USA NIST ) idevelops the measurement tools and techniques to characterise physical processes related to light absorption, energy transfer, and carrier dynamics in thin-film inorganic PV materials and devices, Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in ZSW (Baden-Württemberg) has just set a new world record in TFT PV, with Stuttgart scientists achieving 21.7 percent efficiency with a CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) solar cell.
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