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DC will win the battle of the currents thanks to new DC fault management system

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The final barrier preventing energy suppliers making the switch from AC power grids to faster, more efficient DC systems could now be removed, thanks to research carried out at the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Protecting UK infrastructure from the unpredictability of space: Professor Paul Cannon leads the way in radio science development

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Paul Cannon OBE, Professor of Radio Science in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been appointed President of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and also a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions

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Lodging, the term used to describe the flattening effect of high wind speeds and heavy rainfall on trees or crops, has a significant economic impact on the UK crop industry. Research in the School of Civil Engineering seeks to make recommendations for improvements in the agricultural industry to reduce the sometimes devastating effects.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard

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The vast network of utility services buried underground is fundamental to the way we live today, however around 4 million holes are dug into UK roads each year resulting in traffic disruption, high costs and wasted man hours. Not only this, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-date information on the existence and location of utility assets poses problems for new construction or rehabilitation works and many projects don't go according to plan. Dr Nicole Metje, School of Civil Engineering, has spent nearly two years as the academic advisor for a dedicated committee working on the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) project, which sought to address some of these challenges.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The virtual reality hype train is starting to make me queasy

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of 750,000. From quantum technologies to railways and more...
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Hydrogen Locomotion

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Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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