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News stories archive - 2016

News stories archive - 2016

Artificial intelligence: computer says YES (but is it right?)

17 Nov 2016

Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in ‘high-stakes’ applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars....

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The Department of Engineering welcomes RAEng visiting professors

16 Nov 2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed senior industrial engineers; Steven Adams (formerly Ford Motor Company) and Sam Beale (formerly Rolls-Royce) as Visiting Professors.

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Hugh Hunt - Television's Opening Night: How The Box Was Born

Television's Opening Night: How The Box Was Born

31 Oct 2016

In a unique experiment, Hugh Hunt, Dallas Campbell and Danielle George join forces in an attempt to re-stage the first official broadcast on British TV, 80 years after it made history.

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Measurement of brain activity in a patient with phantom limb pain

Cause of phantom limb pain in amputees, and potential treatment, identified

27 Oct 2016

Researchers have identified the cause of chronic, 'untreatable' pain in those with amputations and severe nerve damage, as well as a potential treatment using engineering.

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Engineers design ultralow power transistors that could function for years without a battery

21 Oct 2016

A new design for transistors which operate on ‘scavenged’ energy from their environment could form the basis for devices which function for months or years without a battery.

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The International Computer Vision Summer School directors Giovanni Farinella and Roberto Cipolla (right)

10th anniversary of the International Computer Vision Summer School

17 Oct 2016

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the International Computer Vision Summer School, the brainchild of Professor Roberto Cipolla.

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Mice sing like jet engines to find a mate

11 Oct 2016

New research shows that mice make unique high frequency sounds using a mechanism that has only previously been observed in supersonic jet engines.

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Andrew Smyth

Alumnus competing in Great British Bake Off

28 Sep 2016

Andrew Smyth, who studied Engineering and graduated in 2013, is competing in the BBC competition The Great British Bake Off.

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IfM leader awarded IET Achievement Medal for Manufacturing

23 Sep 2016

Professor Andy Neely, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, has been awarded the Achievement Medal for Manufacturing, one of the IET Achievement Awards.

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A bulk superconductor levitated by a permanent magnet

Strongest magnetic field trapped in a superconductor is a Guinness World Record

22 Sep 2016

A world record for a trapped field in a superconductor, was achieved in 2014 by a team of engineers led by Professor David Cardwell.

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