Sep 29, 2013

Energy saving project wins international competition

A pioneering project by the University of Southampton, which aims to improve energy efficiency in the home, has won the British Gas Connecting Homes Startup Competition.

Sep 27, 2013

Harnessing the power of lightning to charge a mobile phone

Scientists from the University of Southampton have collaborated with Nokia on ground-breaking, proof-of-concept research into harnessing the power of lightning for personal use, an industry first that could potentially see consumers tap one of nature’s significant energy sources to charge their devices in a sustainable manner.

Sep 26, 2013

University of Leeds in the vanguard of new online courses

MOOC wooden blocks

A free course launched by the University of Leeds forms the first wave of a new approach to online learning.

Fairness and Nature: When Worlds Collide is one of the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered in partnership with FutureLearn – a company built on the Open University's expertise in delivering online and distance education. The course focuses on why fairness needs to be part of natural resource management policy.

Sep 26, 2013

Debt linked to mental health problems

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt.

Sep 25, 2013

Link between antidepressants and diabetes risk is real

Clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Southampton have warned.

Sep 20, 2013

Pelagios Project joins the dots on early maps

Researchers from the UK and Austria are working together to launch a project led by the University of Southampton which is set to revolutionise our understanding of ancient maps and geographic texts.

Sep 19, 2013

Dinosaur wind tunnel test provides new insight into the evolution of bird flight

A study into the aerodynamic performance of feathered dinosaurs, by scientists from the University of Southampton, has provided new insight into the evolution of bird flight.

Sep 18, 2013

University of Southampton launches first MOOC to engage global learners

The University of Southampton today (18 September) launches its first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which will enable anyone to study online, for free, wherever they are in the world.

Sep 10, 2013

Study reveals benefits of wishes on seriously ill children and their parents

New research has shown that schemes that grant children with a life threatening illness a special wish have a positive impact on their and their family’s wellbeing.

Sep 09, 2013

Imaging for life: new imaging tools to aid regenerative medicine projects

Scientists at the University of Southampton are to study the 3D architecture of healthy human tissues down to the nanometre scale (one billionth of a meter), to develop regenerative cell techniques for musculoskeletal repair.

Sep 05, 2013

Understanding the mechanics of cells to provide new medical breakthroughs

University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of research into mechanobiology, an emerging field of science combining biology and engineering, which investigates the influence of mechanical forces on cellular and molecular processes.