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Health - Innovation - 08.06.2022
Injectable gel to repair damage after a heart attack
New gel technology could form a new type of treatment to help hearts regenerate after injury University of Manchester Researcher on (BHF) have developed a new biodegradable gel that can help to improve the delivery of cells directly into the living heart and could form a new generation of treatments to repair damage caused by a heart attack.

Innovation - 31.05.2022
Long-distance collaboration makes scientific breakthroughs more likely
Since 2010 scientific papers written by remote collaborators are more likely to contain breakthroughs than single-location papers. This follows vast improvements in tools like Zoom (2012), Google Drive (2011) and Slack (2013). In an analysis of data for over ten million research teams, across eleven academic fields from 1961 to 2020, a new working paper from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work has determined that over the past decade remote collaboration between academic teams has led to more scientific breakthroughs.

Innovation - 26.04.2022
Existing infrastructure will be unable to support demand for high-speed internet
Researchers have shown that the UK's existing copper network cables can support faster internet speeds, but only to a limit. They say additional investment is urgently needed if the government is serious about its commitment to making high-speed internet available to all. We can improve speeds a little bit, but not nearly enough to be future-proof Eloy de Lera Acedo The researchers, from the University of Cambridge and BT, have established the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted through existing copper cables.

Innovation - Materials Science - 04.04.2022
3D printed heat exchanger ’more efficient’ than conventional designs
A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. A team led by engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed the system, which exploits the unique properties of microscale surfaces to create a high-performance heat exchanger.

Innovation - Pharmacology - 25.03.2022
Medicines 3D-printed in seven seconds
Medicines 3D-printed in seven seconds
Medicines can be printed in seven seconds in a new 3D-printing technique that could enable rapid on-site production of medicines, reports a UCL-led research team. The findings published in the journal, Additive Manufacturing , improve the prospects of how 3D printers could be integrated into fast-paced clinical settings for on-demand production of personalised medicines.

Health - Innovation - 09.03.2022
New antimicrobial air filters tested on trains rapidly kill SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses
Researchers at the University of Birmingham working in partnership with firms NitroPep Ltd and Pullman AC have developed new antimicrobial technology for air filters which can in seconds kill bacteria, fungi and viruses including SARS-CoV-2 - providing a potential solution to prevent the spread of airborne infections.

Physics - Innovation - 23.02.2022
Sensor breakthrough paves way for groundbreaking map of world under Earth surface
An object hidden below ground has been located using quantum technology - a long-awaited milestone with profound implications for industry, human knowledge and national security. University of Birmingham researchers from the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing have reported their achievement in Nature .

Environment - Innovation - 23.02.2022
Upcycling plastic waste into more valuable materials could make recycling pay for itself
Upcycling plastic waste into more valuable materials could make recycling pay for itself
Researchers at the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies have developed a new and simple method for upcycling plastic waste at room temperature. A new and simple method for upcycling plastic waste at room temperature has been developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 08.02.2022
Golfing cockatoos reveal ability to use combined tools
Golfing cockatoos reveal ability to use combined tools
Cockatoos have shown an extraordinary ability to complete a task by combining simple tools, demonstrating that this cognitive ability is not found only in primates. According to researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Vienna , the findings could shed new light on how our ancestors evolved the ability to design and use tools.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
New adaptable smart window coating could help heat or cool a home and save energy
New adaptable smart window coating could help heat or cool a home and save energy
Researchers at the University of Oxford have collaborated with industry experts to develop an adaptable smart window technology that could reduce the energy usage of an average home by up to a third. The new glass has a spectrally tuneable low-emissivity coating that uses a phase change material to control the amount of heat that comes into the room from the window, without affecting the quality of the light.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
’Smart’ 3D-printed braces could improve scoliosis treatment
A new type of lightweight 3D-printed back brace capable of sensing how effectively it fits patients could lead to improved treatment for scoliosis, its developers say. Scoliosis, a common form of spine deformity, affects around three percent of the population, most often between the ages of 10 and 15.

Chemistry - Innovation - 02.02.2022
Novel Chemical Glucose Sensing Method based on Boronic acids and Graphene Foam
Novel Chemical Glucose Sensing Method based on Boronic acids and Graphene Foam
Researchers from Chemistry working with Integrated Graphene have developed a new glucose sensor that is cheaper and more robust than current systems. Researchers at the University of Bath working in collaboration with industrial partner, Integrated Graphene, have developed a new sensing technique based on graphene foam for the detection of glucose levels in the blood.

Materials Science - Innovation - 25.01.2022
New research centre to develop next-generation battery technologies
New research centre to develop next-generation battery technologies
A newly-established Cambridge research centre will work to develop next-generation batteries and battery materials, one of the major technological hurdles in the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The WP-Cambridge Materials Innovation Centre (WP-CAMMIC) will be based at Cambridge's Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (DMSM), supported by £7.2 million from the WP Investment Company (WPIC), a South Korean investment group.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 15.12.2021
Gravitational wave scientists set their sights on dark matter
Gravitational wave scientists set their sights on dark matter
The technologies behind one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the century - the detection of gravitational waves - are now being used in the long-standing search for dark matter. Thought to make up roughly 85% of all matter in the Universe, dark matter has never been observed directly and remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in modern physics.

Pharmacology - Innovation - 09.12.2021
3D printed medication activated by smartphone screen
3D printed medication activated by smartphone screen
The light from a smartphone screen can be used to print medications, in a new 3D printing technique developed by UCL researchers. The method could make it easier for personalised medicines to be prepared in clinics, remote areas or even in patients' homes. The report in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics is the first published study of smartphone-based 3D printing of pharmaceuticals.

Mechanical Engineering - Innovation - 23.11.2021
Research to create new ultra-precise cutting tools and sensors for aircraft parts begins
Research to create new ultra-precise cutting tools and sensors for aircraft parts begins
AI-enabled sensors for parts machining set to improve quality and help manufacturers cut costs. A new generation of high-precision, low-cost sensors for future smart cutting tools are in development at the University of Bath. The SENSYCUT project aims to create low-cost, nano-scale resolution sensors and cutting tools for machining operations of high value aerospace products, to increase precision, lower costs and prevent manufacturing errors.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 12.11.2021
Tech-based health programmes less beneficial for users with low socio-economic status
New GW4 research led by Bath's Dr Max Western is published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Last updated on Friday 12 November 2021 Technology-based health and exercise programmes and apps, designed to offer a convenient and accessible way to boost physical activity, are dramatically less beneficial for users with low socio-economic status, a study has shown.

Materials Science - Innovation - 04.10.2021
Space habitats for life beyond earth revealed as Manchester takes next graphene-enhanced leap
Advanced manufacturing experts from Manchester have revealed what human life in space could look like - with a graphene-enhanced space habitat developed to meet anticipated demand for human settlements beyond Earth. A community of specialists at The University of Manchester have teamed up with global architect firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to research the design and manufacturing of space habitats for the space industry.

Innovation - 30.09.2021
Visible passion wins investors over more than pitch content
Entrepreneurs pitching to investors should pay more attention to their visual cues to increase their chances of success. Visual information, that is, body language, gestures, facial expressions and visible passion, are far more influential on investor decision-making than previously thought. In the paper, published in Academy of Management Discoveries , the researcher found that when both expert investors and novices were played silent videos of entrepreneurial pitches, they were able to correctly identify the original investors' selections of winning pitches.

Chemistry - Innovation - 22.07.2021
Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination
The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications. Instead of interpreting a signal from your finger, what if we could get a touchscreen to read electrolytes, since these ions also interact with the electric fields? Ronan Daly Researchers from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated how a typical touchscreen could be used to identify common ionic contaminants in soil or drinking water by dropping liquid samples on the screen, the first time this has been achieved.