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Shaping the future of electronics design

Shaping the future of electronics design
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a way of enhancing the capabilities of an emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics. In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers show how they have pushed the memristor – a simpler and smaller alternative to the transistor, with the capability of altering its resistance and storing multiple memory states – to a new level of performance after experimenting with its component materials.
7th February 2018

Let's promote electronics to A-Level physics students

Let's promote electronics to A-Level physics students
Did you know the UK has the sixth-largest Electronics industry in the world? With an annual turnover of £9bn and over 1,000,000 related jobs. It contributes six percent of the UK’s GDP, making the sector strategically important to the economic success of the UK. Electronics is essential to enable future technologies, including the IoT, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, wearables and renewables.
23rd January 2018

Brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

Brain-inspired device to power artificial systems
Research led by the University of Southampton has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. ANNs exhibit learning abilities and can perform tasks which are difficult for conventional computing systems, such as pattern recognition, on-line learning and classification. Practical ANN implementations are currently hampered by the lack of efficient hardware synapses; a key component that every ANN requires in large numbers.
7th October 2016


Memristor is ‘missing link’ in bioelectronic medicines

Memristor is ‘missing link’ in bioelectronic medicines
Research led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the ‘missing link’ in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions. Monitoring neuronal cell activity is fundamental to neuroscience and the development of neuroprosthetics – biomedically engineered devices that are driven by neural activity.
28th September 2016

3D imaging technique applied to deadly lung disease

3D imaging technique applied to deadly lung disease
Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body. Originally designed for the analysis of substantial engineering parts, such as jet turbine blades, the powerful scanning equipment at Southampton’s µ-VIS Centre for Computed Tomography, has been used to image Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) lung tissue samples for the first time.
4th May 2016

ULP graphene sensor/switch combo detects home air pollution

ULP graphene sensor/switch combo detects home air pollution
Scientists from the University of Southampton, in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption. The sensor detects individual CO2 molecules and VOC gas molecules found in building and interior materials, furniture and even household goods, which adversely affect our living in modern houses with good insulation.
14th April 2016

5D data storage could record the history of humankind

5D data storage could record the history of humankind
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing.
16th February 2016

Wireless sleeve helps recover arm use after a stroke

Wireless sleeve helps recover arm use after a stroke
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. Led by Professor Jane Burridge, the team will create a wireless sleeve, which will provide automatic, intelligent information about muscle movement and strength while patients practice every-day tasks at home.
9th February 2016

New treatments prevent blockages and urinary infections

New treatments prevent blockages and urinary infections
New research could lead to new treatments to prevent blockages and urinary tract infections experienced by many long-term catheter users. Up to 50 per cent of long-term catheter users experience encrustations and subsequent blockage, which result in severe trauma and pain for the individual and place high burdens on healthcare services and finances.
16th December 2015

Re-inventing our relationship with computers

Re-inventing our relationship with computers
University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of a new science that is finding ways in which computers can work intelligently in partnership with people. This could support the management of some of today's most challenging situations, such as the aftermath of major disasters and smart energy systems.
23rd September 2015

Ultrasound cleaning shakes off infection risk

Ultrasound cleaning shakes off infection risk
Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated how a pioneering ultrasonic device can significantly improve the cleaning of medical instruments and reduce contamination and risk of infection. StarStream, invented and patented by the University of Southampton and in commercial production by Ultrawave Ltd., makes water more efficient for cleaning by creating tiny bubbles which automatically scrub surfaces.
16th September 2015

Using current to grow tiny tech

Pioneering research from the University of Southampton using electrical currents to grow materials that could create tiny tech the size of atoms will be on show at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition, which opens to the public this week (Tuesday 30th June 2015).
29th June 2015

Network aims to advance UK's robotics & UAS ability

Network aims to advance UK's robotics & UAS ability
The University of Southampton is to play a major role in helping to boost the UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of robotics and autonomous systems. Southampton is one of the founding partners of the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network), which will bring together the country’s key academic capabilities in robotics innovation under national coordination for the first time.
25th June 2015

Southampton University establishes centre for railway R&D

Southampton University establishes centre for railway R&D
  The University of Southampton has signed an agreement with Chinese high-speed train manufacturer CSR Qingdao Sifang (CSR Sifang) to establish a new centre for railway research and development.
15th June 2015

Method for classifying the sea floor is cost efficient

Researchers from University of Southampton have developed an automated method for classifying hundreds of miles of the deep sea floor, in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible. Currently, there is very little information about the geographic distribution of life on the sea floor. This is largely because of the practical difficulty in accessing creatures that live at such great depths in the ocean.
23rd March 2015

Academy to supply Big Data professionals to Europe

Researchers from the University of Southampton will play a major role in establishing a European Data Science Academy (EDSA) - an online platform for training data scientists across Europe. The Academy will help organisations and businesses across the EU to benefit from the global explosion and availability of large and complex data sets – known as Big Data.
23rd March 2015

Sound system regularises TV volume

Sound system regularises TV volume
A University of Southampton researcher has developed a loudspeaker system to help people with hearing problems listen to television without affecting the sound for other viewers. Marcos Simón, a PhD researcher from the University’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, has devised a highly-directional system of acoustical radiators, commonly known as loudspeaker arrays.
17th November 2014


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