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Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook

Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The immense popularity of social media seems to have redefined “privacy” from the sense of keeping information secret to being in control over how information is shared – among friends, colleagues, companies…
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The article was written by Arosha K Bandara who receives funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Research Council, the Qatar National Research Foundation and the UK National Cyber Security Programme. Arosha is Senior Lecturer in Computing at The Open University.
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Scientists have taken an important step towards the possibility of creating synthetic life with the development of a form of artificial evolution in a simple chemistry set without DNA.

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The paper, titled ‘Evolution of oil droplets in a chemorobotic platform’, is published in Nature Communications today. The research was supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Energy-harvesting sensors go sky high

Energy-harvesting sensors go sky high | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it

Engineers from Lancaster University are developing wings able to generate and store electricity from vibrations within them for use in other aircraft systems. The research is part of a wider £1 million project led by BAE Systems called En-come, that aims to develop an aircraft able to stay in the air for long periods of time without having to re-fuel.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded project is a three-year collaboration led by Exeter University and including UCLAN in Preston, BAE Systems, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Westland Helicopters, the Knowledge Transfer Network and several other companies.

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Four UK hubs to make 'spooky' quantum physics useful

Four UK hubs to make 'spooky' quantum physics useful | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Ultra-precise atomic clocks and quantum computing are among the technologies getting a boost from the UK government.


Four groups have been selected to share £120 million (US$188 million) to take their quantum research out of the lab and into industrial application.

 

 
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The four hubs will be led by the universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York. 

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Dyesol signs agreement with UK research centre

ASX-listed solar firm's agreement to boost UK commercialisation goal.The agreement plays a critical role in Dyesol's plans to establish a commercial base in the United Kingdom to develop, manufacture and distribute its solid-state DSC technology, the company said."

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Molecular sieve promises cheaper way to capture carbon | News | The Engineer

A new method for treating polymers could produce a more energy-efficient gas separation method, say UK researchers.
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This research was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC).



Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/energy/news/molecular-sieve-promises-cheaper-way-to-capture-carbon/1019201.article#ixzz3EQ0RRbav
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Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia

Too many science PhDs? Not if unis train them for careers outside academia | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Only 3.5% of UK science PhDs stay in university research. It’s time universities recognised that, and trained them accordingly
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UK universities get £6m clean vehicle research funding | EV Fleet World

UK universities get £6m clean vehicle research funding | EV Fleet World | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
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Earl Of Wessex To Open Bath Uni Research Facility

Earl Of Wessex To Open Bath Uni Research Facility | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The University of Bath's Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, will open a new £1 million research facility on 25th September to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. The HIVE will be unique in the UK for its ability to provide a flexible, real-world environment in which to test low carbon construction materials and systems. Funded…
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Japan turns to floating solar islands as it seeks to end reliance on nuclear power

Japan turns to floating solar islands as it seeks to end reliance on nuclear power | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Two companies in Japan recently announced they are to begin building two huge solar power islands that will float on reservoirs. This follows Kagoshima solar power plant, the country’s largest, which opened…
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Author, Jon Major,  is a Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and receives EPSRC funding.

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First graphene-based flexible display produced

First graphene-based flexible display produced | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. The new prototype is an active matrix electrophoretic display, similar to the screens used in today’s e-readers, except it is made of flexible plastic instead of glass. This advance marks the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
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This joint effort between Plastic Logic and the CGC was also recently boosted by a grant from the UK Technology Strategy Board, within the ‘realising the graphene revolution’ initiative. This will target the realisation of an advanced, full colour, OELD based display within the next 12 months.

The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the EU’s Graphene Flagship.

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New Tech Studies Small Clusters of Atoms

New Tech Studies Small Clusters of Atoms | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Physicists have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate picture of the structure of atomic clusters where surface atoms vibrate more intensively than internal atoms.
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Salt injections: not a cure for cancer

Salt injections: not a cure for cancer | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it

“Salt injection ‘kills cancer cells’ by causing them to self-destruct,” reports the Mail Online.

 

Despite this headline, there is no new treatment for cancer using salt. The Mail Online reports on an early phase of experiments in laboratories that have worked out how increasing the amount of sodium chloride (salt) within a cell causes it to die.

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The study that the story is based on was carried out by researchers from South Korea, the US, UK and Saudi Arabia. It was funded by the National Creative Research Initiative programme in South Korea, the US Department of Energy, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a European Union Marie Curie Career Integration grant.

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Scientists resolve spin puzzle

Scientists resolve spin puzzle | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of York have helped to uncover the properties of defects in the atomic structure of magnetite, potentially opening the way for its use in producing more powerful electronic devices.
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Dr Keith McKenna, an EPSRC Fellow led the team at the University of York. The research, which was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is published in Nature Communications.


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Machine donation marks start of new partnership between Mitsubishi and University - The University of Nottingham

Machine donation marks start of new partnership between Mitsubishi and University - The University of Nottingham | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
To support EDM research, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has also provided a grant of nearly £200,000 to enable Adam Clare and his colleagues to investigate EDM technology from a new perspective.
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To support EDM research, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has also provided a grant of nearly £200,000 to enable Adam Clare and his colleagues to investigate EDM technology from a new perspective. 

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Photodetectors for better control of artificial limbs - E & T Magazine

Photodetectors for better control of artificial limbs - E & T Magazine | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Wearable sensors detecting muscle contractions developed by Scottish researchers could help amputees gain better control over prosthetic limbs.
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The study was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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Li-Fi Gets Ready to Compete With Wi-Fi - IEEE Spectrum

Li-Fi Gets Ready to Compete With Wi-Fi - IEEE Spectrum | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Haas’s group, along with researchers from the Universities of ­Cambridge, Oxford, St. Andrews, and Strathclyde, are halfway through a four-year, £5.8 million project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, in the United Kingdom
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Eyeball link to Alzheimer's studied

Eyeball link to Alzheimer's studied | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
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Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This is one of eight projects receiving a total of £8 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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Head start from blurred lines | Opinion | The Engineer

Head start from blurred lines | Opinion | The Engineer | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The CEO of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, argues that blurring the lines between early stage research and commercialisation can give the UK a global head start in emerging technologies
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EPSRC funds 6m low carbon car RD | Next Green Car

EPSRC funds 6m low carbon car RD | Next Green Car | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced this week, at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event in Milton Kenynes, that it will channel £6m of funding into a new research project aiming to improve the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
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Major Study Finds Different Forms Of Alzheimer's Have Similar Effects On Brain Networks

Major Study Finds Different Forms Of Alzheimer's Have Similar Effects On Brain Networks | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Read about How a Major Study Finds Different Forms Of Alzheimer's Have Similar Effects On Brain Networks.
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EPSRC is one of the funders for this multi-disciplinary international research project.

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Campus close-up: University of Bath

An innovative Building Research Park shares a former RAF base with Science Museum treasures
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In this Times Higher Education article the HIVE building research facility is featured. The building is funded by EPSRC and it will enable building construction materials and systems to be tested at full-scale and in a real-world environment.

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University of Bristol Installs NanoESCA Ultra High Vacuum Photo Electron Emission Microscopy System

University of Bristol Installs NanoESCA Ultra High Vacuum Photo Electron Emission Microscopy System | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
A cutting edge system for high resolution imaging and spectroscopy – the first of its kind in the UK – will be installed at the University of Bristol thanks to a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
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University of Hull project to tackle carbon capture

University of Hull project to tackle carbon capture | Engineering and Physical Sciences news | Scoop.it
Engineers at the University of Hull have secured more than £1m in funding for a carbon capture research project to help green energy businesses.

A consortium of researchers led by Dr Meihong...
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