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Bedruthan Steps is a truly spectacular landscape on the north Cornish coastline, a few miles east of Newquay. © UCL Media Services - University College London, credit: Mary Hinkley

How Queen Mary University of London is revolutionising marine wave energy

A wider range of renewable energy sources are needed to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuels so scientists are exploring more cost-effective ways of generating marine energy power.

Spotlight On: µ-VIS

Each month we post a new edition to the SES ‘Spotlight On…’ series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting …

©Diamond Light Source, 2021

Research Data Transfer Zone

SES worked with Jisc and Diamond Light Source (Diamond) to establish a coherent framework that will significantly increase the end-to-end data speeds between SES partners and Diamond.

Buckingham, UK - March 30, 2020. Coronavirus COVID-19 warning sign with prevention information outside a GP doctor surgery. Credit: Paul Maguire

VaxiMap: making life easier for GPs delivering vaccinations to housebound patients

Two engineering PhD students from the University of Oxford have created a simple online solution that enables GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.

A tube of Six Bells Burnt Ochre paint

From coal waste to colour

Art and engineering come together at UCL to create a range of paints from waste generated by de-commissioned coal mines, working with local communities and the UK government’s Coal Authority.

The Green Dream Team

How efficient labs could progress sustainability and excellence in research. An exciting new tool is currently being piloted across the UK in an endeavour to …

Collaboration the Key to Unlocking Cells’ Secrets

Research outcomes can be strengthened hugely by working across disciplines and by combining complementary skills across institutions.

Will Timesaving Taxiing at Airports Take Off?

Fewer delays, fewer emissions, lower fuel costs, less noise – remarkably, it’s by targeting times when aircraft are still on the ground that the global …

When Cars Get Smart

Keep a steady speed. Anticipate what’s ahead. Where possible, coast to slow down. When accelerating, do it gently. Driving tips like these don’t just reduce …

Spotlight On: The BRAIN Centre

Each month we post a new edition to the SES ‘Spotlight On…’ series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting …

Deep in Thought: How ‘Brainy’ Computers Are Changing Our Lives

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here – and together with technologies such as robotics and quantum computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of …

Spotlight On: X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Multi User Facility

Each month we post a new edition to the SES ‘Spotlight On…’ series, showcasing equipment at our institutions, providing information and case studies for interested researchers/industries, and promoting …