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Electroengineering - Environment - 04.09.2018
Breaking ground at the University’s new School of Engineering
Leading academics have for the first time, measured Great Britain's hourly local demand for natural gas, providing insights into the gas consumption that helps keep the country warm 1 . Research published today by the UK Energy Research Centre 2 sheds new light on the scale and variability of local gas demand, highlighting the particular challenge of providing energy for heating and hot water throughout the winter.

Physics - Electroengineering - 30.08.2018
Research could lead to security scanners capable of detecting explosives
Using a single pixel camera and Terahertz electromagnetic waves, a team of Physicists at the University of Sussex have devised a blueprint which could lead to the development of airport scanners capable of detecting explosives.

Physics - Electroengineering - 13.08.2018
Printed electronics breakthrough could lead to flexible electronics revolution
A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say. In a new paper published today in the journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, engineers from the University of Glasgow describe how they have for the first time been able to affordably 'print' high-mobility semiconductor nanowires onto flexible surfaces to develop high-performance ultra-thin electronic layers.

Physics - Electroengineering - 17.04.2018
New type of opal formed by common seaweed discovered
Scientists have discovered a completely new type of opal formed by a common seaweed which harnesses natural technology by self-assembling a nanostructure of oil droplets to control how light reflects from its cells to display a shimmering array of colours that until now, has only been seen in the gem stone.

Physics - Electroengineering - 09.04.2018
Physicists explore a safe alternative to x-ray security scanners
Physicists explore a safe alternative to x-ray security scanners A team of physicists at the University of Sussex are developing the science to create a safe and efficient 'paint' that can reveal, with terahertz (THz) radiation, the contents of luggage or objects hidden in clothing. THz radiation could replace the use of harmful x-rays and ultraviolet light in security scanners.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 22.03.2018
Water-carrying robot brings help to Indian village
On World Water Day, a University of Glasgow computer scientist is highlighting how residents of a remote Indian village have benefited from social robot which helped them with their daily burden of water-gathering. Dr Amol Deshmukh, a research associate in the School of Computing Science, recently completed a project with partners from Amrita University which aimed to explore how a water-carrying robot would affect the lives of villagers in Ayyampathy in southern India.

Physics - Electroengineering - 21.03.2018
World’s first room temperature maser using diamond developed
The world's first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser has been developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists. The breakthrough, made using a diamond held in a ring of sapphire, opens up the possibility for masers (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) being used in a wide variety of applications such as medical imaging and airport security scanning.

Electroengineering - 15.03.2018
Adhesion and grip key to the perfect climbing technique
Scientists researching how tree frogs climb have discovered that a unique combination of adhesion and grip gives them perfect technique. ‌ The new research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal of Experimental Biology , could have implications for areas of science such as robotics, as well as the production of climbing equipment and even tyre manufacture.

Electroengineering - Innovation - 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.

Physics - Electroengineering - 12.03.2018
Magnetism has the pull to transform our digital lives
Digital memory and security could be transformed according to new research, which has for the first time showed that antiferromagnets can be easily controlled and read by switching the direction of ordinary electrical currents at super-fast speed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 31.01.2018
Zero gravity graphene promises success in space
In a series of experiments conducted last month, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene's application in space. This is the first time that graphene has been tested in space-like applications. Andrea Ferrari Working as part of a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre tested graphene in microgravity conditions for the first time while aboard a parabolic flight - often referred to as the 'vomit comet'.