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  • silkworm pulling silk

    Insight into how silkworms ‘pull’ fibre from their bodies could revolutionise how greener materials are manufactured

    Insight into how silkworms ‘pull’ fibre from their bodies could revolutionise how greener materials are manufactured.

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Material Science have shown that animals spin silk by pulling, rather than pushing, it out of their bodies. They suggest that if this process can be copied in an industrial setting, it could improve how synthetic materials are processed and offer more environmentally-friendly alternatives to the production of synthetic materials like nylon and polyester.  

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  •  Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy reveals three distinct regions of melanoma

    New imaging microscopy technique to detect cancer

    New imaging microscopy technique to detect cancer

    Breakthrough collaborative research carried out in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield has developed a new form of imaging microscopy that can be used to detect cancer in the human body.
     

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  • First walking app of its kind launches to help adults be more physically active

    Public Health England (PHE) launches a new One You physical activity campaign today (24 August) to encourage people to build 10 minute brisk walks into their day with the free Active 10 app, developed in partnership with researchers from the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield. 

    The Active 10 app is the first of its kind to measure how much brisk walking you are doing and highlights how many continuous chunks of ten minutes – know as Active 10s – are achieved each day.
     

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  • diamond building

    Engineering and innovation bring notable success to the University of Sheffield

     The University of Sheffield is celebrating the doubling of income for engineering research over the past four years, cementing its reputation as a leading centre for engineering and advanced manufacturing research and development.

    The University has the second highest research income in the UK for engineering - beating Cambridge University and only slightly behind Imperial College London.

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  • World’s longest running synchrotron light experiment reveals long-term behaviour of nuclear waste ma

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in partnership with the Diamond Light Source, are leading the way in understanding slow transformations in nuclear waste materials. Their experiment has just reached a major landmark – 1000 days – the longest running synchrotron light experiment in the world. 

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  • Comment: Breaking and entering

    Professor John Clark reaction to the National Health Services’ recent WannaCry ramsomware ordeal. 

    One might believe that a cyber wake-up call should result in behaviours that improve security. What are the prospects for countering future malware?

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  • Europe’s largest and the UK’s first battery flywheel system will be connected to the Irish and UK grids to help respond to energy demand as part of a new project involving engineers from the University of Sheffield, Schwungrad Energie, Adaptive Balancing Power and Freqcon.

    The €4 million euro project, with €2.9 million coming from the EU’s Horizon2020 scheme, will develop an innovative flywheel battery hybrid energy storage system aimed at stabilising pressure on the existing grid infrastructure in Europe. 

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  • How is corneal damage research advancing in India and globally?

    There is a much higher percentage of the population suffering from corneal damage in India than in many developed countries. This is due to a combination of factors such as accidents with cooking fuel at home, industrial accidents and infection often experienced by agricultural workers working in the fields where their eyes may be infected with bacteria and fungi. Sadly, many are not properly diagnosed or treated in time to prevent the development of scarring. 

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  • A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration

    The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to be powered by an engine made almost entirely using 3D printing. This might not make it the “first 3D-printed rocket in space” that some headlines described it as, but it does highlight how seriously this manufacturing technique is being taken by the space industry. 

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  • Control of swarm synchronization

    Academics from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering have had a paper accepted by the Physical Review Applied Journal.

    The paper poses the question; how do robot swarms synchronise? 

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  • New AI supercomputer

    Computer Science aims to accelerate its deep learning research with AI supercomputer

    Computer Science at the University of Sheffield have announced it has invested in the NVIDIA® DGX-1™ AI supercomputer to accelerate research in deep learning.

    As part of the new Sheffield Advanced Research Computer cluster the new supercomputer plays an important part in the department’s plans to become a centre of expertise for deep learning in the UK.

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  • The Royal Society Machine Learning report

    Machine learning will transform the way we work and live over the next decade

    Professor Neil Lawrence from Computer Science has contributed to The Royal Society policy report on machine learning and its implications for the economy and society.

    The report was launched to investigate the potential of machine learning and highlight the opportunities and challenges it will create.

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  • Professor John Clark - Chair in Computer and Information Security

    Computer Science aims to become a UK leader in computer information and security

    The appointment Professor John Clark as the newly established Chair in Computer and Information Security is an integral part of the departments plans to become a big player in the field.

    Sheffield is uniquely placed to make a major contribution to security research given our strength in robotics, autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing, all of which present significant security problems. 

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  • Two cooling towers

    Re-using carbon dioxide could provide a boost to the Scottish Economy says new study

    Re-using carbon dioxide could provide a boost to the Scottish Economy says new study.

    A new report published by the University of Sheffield outlines how the re-use of carbon dioxide (CO2) could help Scotland shift to a more sustainable and circular economy.

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