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Energy-harvesting technology to make roads safer
An eco-friendly energy-harvesting smart sensor could help make roads safer by identifying potentially dangerous driver behaviour. Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) are an emerging technology that harvests the freely available mechanical energy from daily human activities.
The dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics
The University of Surrey has unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable sensors.
Surrey reveals implantable, battery-free biosensor
Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed their new biodegradable battery-free biosensor – paving the way for implanted nanotechnology that could help future sports professionals better monitor their movements to aid rapid improvements, or help caregivers remotely monitor people living with dementia.
Scientists developing point of care COVID-19 test
A team of scientists from the University of Surrey, Lancaster University and Brunel University are developing an easy-to-use test that can inform people if they have COVID-19 in just half an hour.
Nanoprobes could be a leap forward for high resolution HMIs
Machine enhanced humans - or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction - could be one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research from the University of Surrey and Harvard University. Researchers have conquered the monumental task of manufacturing scalable nanoprobe arrays small enough to record the inner workings of human cardiac cells and primary neurons.
The big data and digital economy conference at Surrey Business School
The Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey hosted the first in a series of Academy of Management (AoM) Specialised Conferences entitled 'Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy'.
Research reveals alternative to battery power storage
A piece of joint research between the University of Surrey, Augmented Optics, and the University of Bristol, has developed what the project believes to be a potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power.
IoT will demand a step-change in search solutions
A recent article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems highlights the requirements the IoT will place on search engines and brings together the latest research being carried out in this field. 'On Searching the IoT: Requirements and Challenges' has been written by leading researchers working in the field of next-gen communications at the University of Surrey's Institute of Communication Systems (home of the 5G Innovation Centre) and Ohi...
Spray printed crystals will speed applications for organic electronics
University of Surrey scientists reckon the time has come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks. This technology, they say, is ideal for applications that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
University secures EU grant for SMART cities and aeronautical research
The University of Surrey has been awarded more than three-quarters of a million euros in research grants from the European Union since the UK’s electorate voted to leave the 28-country union on 23rd June. Despite concerns that EU research partners and funders have become reluctant to collaborate with UK universities following the Brexit vote, the University of Surrey is open for business and its researchers continue to secure EU fundin...
Professor Brian Cox meets Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey
In this instalment of the Jim Meets Series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili has been put in the hot seat. Hosted by Professor Brian Cox (BBC's Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of Life) the conversation established how Jim has become one of the world's foremost leading scientists.
The science of watching paint dry
Researchers from the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, have used computer simulation and materials experiments to show how, when coatings with different sized particles - such as paints - dry, the coating spontaneously forms two layers. This mechanism can be used to control the properties at the top and bottom of coatings independently, which could help increase performance of coatings ac...
Silver nanowire films enable flexible touch-screens
Researchers from the University of Surrey have described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies. Led by Professor Alan Dalton and in collaboration with M-SOLV, an Oxford-based touch-sensor manufacturer, the research also explores how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.
3D-printed ‘Sneezometer’ will help asthma patients breathe easy
Research from the University of Surrey has led to the development of the world’s first ‘sneezometer’, an airflow sensor or ‘spirometer’ that is sensitive enough to measure the speed of a sneeze. For use in diagnosing a variety of respiratory conditions, the sneezometer is twice as fast and more sensitive than any other available device.
The answer to the UK's quantum challenge is SIMPLE
A £3m grant announced by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.
Graphene to power next-gen smart technologies
New research published in Science Advances has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date. This nanometre-thin material will enable future applications such as 'smart wallpaper' that could generate electricity from waste light or heat, and power a host of applications within the growing IoT.
The race to 5G
What is 5G? Is it just about the speed?
Whitepaper explores rural ‘not-spots’ in the 5G era
The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) has published a whitepaper describing the capacity and coverage challenge for wireless networks in the coming decades. Collaborating with partners from BT, Telefonica, Real Wireless and EE, 5GIC researchers identified a need for 5G to tackle the challenge of universal mobile coverage that delivers the required speed and capacity for a range of applications, in a range of geographical ar...
Exploring the changes in next generation cellular architecture
The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre has published a new Whitepaper exploring a disruptive change in next generation cellular architecture. ‘The Flat Distributed Cloud 5G Architecture Revolution’ discusses how the future 5G network will be designed to always make best use of the resources available at the time of each new communications request applicable to the context of the user at the time.
Carbon nanotubes enable miniaturised optical devices
Research published in Nature demonstrates carbon nanotubes creating wafer-thin, flat structures that enable the miniaturisation of optical devices. Removing the need for traditional curved refracting lensing systems, which are generally bulky and expensive, will enable new compact optical systems based on this nanotechnology.