The University of Surrey is a university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England. It received its charter on 9 September 1966, and was previously situated near Battersea Park in south-west London. The institution was known as Battersea College of Technology before gaining university status. Its roots however go back to the Battersea Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1891 to provide further and higher education for London's poorer inhabitants. The university is a member of the 1994 Group. The university conducts extensive research on small satellites and has a high number of staff who are members of learned societies. The Research Assessment Exercise 2001 awarded nine departments at the university 5 or 5* ratings. The university has recently expanded into China by launching the Surrey International Institute with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.
New test detects drug use from a single fingerprint
Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, noninvasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determ ...
Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved
Research has demonstrated laser control of quantum states in an ordinary silicon wafer and observation of these states via a conventional electrical measurement. The findings—published in the journal Nature Communications by a U ...
New iPad game uses Citizen Science to track endangered species in the wild
Today, a new app for the iPad was released that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future.
Natural sleep cycles identified in rural community, new study finds
A new study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows the earlier sleep and wake times similar to pre-industrial times.
Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor
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Stopping at red lights exposes drivers to high levels of air pollution, new study finds
Research published today in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights.
Nuclear fragments could help uncover the origins of life-supporting planets
New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters describes how recreating isotopes that occur when a star explodes, can help physicists understand where life-supporting elements may be found in space.
New advanced e-voting system selected for Australian state election
A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's ...
New research lights the way to super-fast computers
New research published today in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could ...
New research points to graphene as a flexible, low-cost touchscreen solution
New research published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for mo ...
New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing
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Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare
New research published today in the journal ACS Nano identifies a new type of sensor that can monitor body movements and could help revolutionise healthcare.
Politicians need to address transport taboos, not just new technology, to meet carbon targets
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New sensor could light the way forward in low-cost medical imaging
New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras.
Public could 'travel' to space for $67 through new project
Researchers from the University of Surrey have launched a unique campaign that will enable the public to 'travel' to space for the cost of a pair of trainers.