Department of Engineering

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James Macleod: Graphene-IPA Ink

ZEISS Photography competition 2016

29 Nov 2016

It could be a crystal ball from a mythical age showing the swirling mists of time, but James Macleod’s image, which has won this year’s Photo Competition, actually shows graphene being...

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Environmentally-friendly graphene textiles could enable wearable electronics

28 Nov 2016

A new method by Department researchers for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics.

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

23 Nov 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. 

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Safety in Numbers credit The District

Keeping patients safe in hospital

17 Nov 2016

Healthcare is a complex beast and too often problems arise that can put patients’ health – and in some cases, lives – at risk. 

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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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