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3rd December 2020
Digital health passports should not be rolled out on a mass basis

Digital health passports should not be introduced on a mass basis until coronavirus tests are available and affordable to everyone in the country, a new report warns. The same considerations apply to vaccines once these are approved and ready for widespread use.

2nd December 2020
Why soft skills could power the rise of robot leaders

What would the world look like if socially-skilled robots stepped into the roles normally reserved for humans? Recruitment experts have long predicted that AI technology will make 'uniquely human' soft skills such as emotional intelligence and creativity more highly prized in the workplace.

8th September 2020
3D printing poses a growing threat to people’s privacy

3D printing technology poses a 'grave and growing threat' to individual privacy because of the potential for products to reveal private information about individuals, experts have warned. People could use cameras, laptops or mobile phones to track and trace the origins of 3D printed objects and how they have been used if they have watermarks.

Artificial Intelligence
7th July 2020
Fake news detection engine seeks to combat online harms

A fake news detection engine is aiming to combat cyber bullying and other online harms. It is being developed at the University of Exeter Business School. 'LOLA' uses sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect emotional undertones in language, such as anger, fear, joy, love, optimism, pessimism and trust.

29th June 2020
The risks COVID-19 immunity passports pose to human rights

A new study will examine the risks COVID-19 immunity passports pose to human rights as more countries begin to use technology to monitor health during the pandemic. Digital health certificates could be used as a way of allowing people who may have acquired immunity to COVID-19 to return to work and to travel. However, they pose important problems for data privacy and human rights protections and could disproportionately affect the vulnerable...

22nd June 2020
Green revolution in defence and off-highway transport

As the UK seeks to deliver a ‘greener’ future following the Government’s announcement in February to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, the University of Exeter and Supacat are helping to pave the way  for a green revolution in defence and off-highway transport.

16th June 2020
Study finds VR can take the ‘work’ out of workouts

If you want to exercise harder, enjoy it more and feel it less, put on a VR headset and plug in some upbeat tunes, leading sport scientists say in their latest study. When exercising, people feel better when they lose themselves in music and computer-simulated environments, shows a paper in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

11th October 2017
Vegetarians, rejoice! Quorn protein as good as animal sources

New research suggests that protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins. Food labelling usually lists protein as a simple number, but some proteins have better 'bioavailability' than others – meaning more can be used by the body. Animal proteins like milk are known to have high bioavailability, making them an excellent source of building blocks for muscles. Researchers from the University of Exet...

6th February 2017
LED lighting could have major impact on wildlife

LED street lighting can be tailored to reduce its impacts on the environment, according to new research by the University of Exeter. The UK-based study found predatory spiders and beetles were drawn to grassland patches lit by LED lighting at night, but the number of species affected was markedly reduced when the lights were dimmed by 50% and switched off between midnight and 4am. LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 20...

18th January 2017
Carbon-based memory to speed up computing

Carbon-based memory materials promise to revolutionise how data is stored and to take computing to a new age in terms of speed, efficiency and power. Improved data storage represents the backbone of the knowledge economy, as well as modern industry, business and multimedia. Creating non-volatile data storage can be accomplished through new carbon-based memory materials, which was the aim of the EU-funded CARERAMM (Carbon resistive random acc...

7th July 2016
Technique could revolutionise surgical treatment of epilepsy

Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy. The team of scientists, led by Dr Marc Goodfellow and Professor John Terry, have developed the ground-breaking new method that can identify the specific regions of the brain that trigger seizures in people with epilepsy.

23rd June 2016
GraphExeter makes flexible screens more effective

  Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient. A team of Engineers and Physicists from Exeter have discovered that GraphExeter - a material adapted from the 'wonder material' graphene - can substantially improve the effectiveness of large, flat, flexible lighting.

7th April 2016
Nanotechnology for gas sensing

A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have created a type of device that could be used to develop cost-effective gas sensors. The pioneering team, which includes two second year Exeter undergraduates, have created a type of device that emits light in the infrared part of the spectrum. Many important gases strongly absorb infrared light and this characteristic absorption can be used as a way of sensing them.

3D Printing
14th March 2016
Study tackles piracy issues caused by the use of 3D printers

University of Exeter experts will work to develop a solution to the growing problem of piracy caused by the increasing use of 3D printers. Academics will carry out research in China to resolve copyright issues posed by the new technology, which allows the copying of physical objects by scanning them. They hope to develop a single system for protecting intellectual property which could be used around the world.

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