Second year undergraduate students make key contribution to new type of device.
Innovative new research has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of wavelengths.
University of Exeter students are leading a project with the Met Office, British Geological Survey and Lancaster University to better understand space weather events and the prediction of their impacts.
A new study has found that air pollution can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates.
A new study by Professor Jim Haywood, from Mathematics at the University of Exeter, and colleagues suggests that sporadic volcanic eruptions in the northern hemisphere strongly influence the sea surface temperature and cause drought in the Sahel – the area of sub-Saharan Africa, just south of the Sahara desert.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).
Heavy rain has once again resulted in widespread flooding across the country. With climate change likely to cause further severe weather events in the coming years, methods of quickly predicting flooding will become increasingly important.
Real-time information showing the locations of the threatened frigatebird is now available online thanks to a new Darwin Initiative funded study led by the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department.
The first experimental observation of a phenomenon in quantum mechanics that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices.
Claire Woollacott, 24, a PhD Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Physics at the University of Exeter, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons yesterday for excellence in her physics research, walking away with a £3,000 prize.
Intelligent water monitoring systems could soon be in place across Europe thanks to iWIDGET, a €5 million European Commission project that will use cutting edge smart-metering technology to improve water use efficiency.
The University of Exeter is a member of a consortium awarded £2.4M by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for urgent research into the ash dieback fungus and the genetics of resistance in ash trees.
A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.
When different species of birds flock together, their flight formations are determined by social dynamics between and within species.
Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research published today.
A team from the University of Exeter and the University of Bern has now found that reducing the numbers of one species of carnivore can lead to the extinction of others.
A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with the largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.
The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are changing ocean chemistry, making seawater more acidic.
Tropical rainforests are often called the “lungs of the planet” because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent blue colour of a tropical plant’s fruit.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw became a scientist for the day when he took part in experiments in University of Exeter laboratories.
A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.
New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.
A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi.
Conservation policymakers and practitioners have met with researchers from the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) to discuss the conservation potential of ‘microclimatic refugia’.
Professor Sarah Gurr joins the Food Security and Land Research Alliance between Exeter, Bristol and Rothamsted Research taking up a post based at the University of Exeter and Rothamsted’s North Wyke campus.
Light pollution is often associated with negative effects on wildlife.
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers.
A multidisciplinary team of Exeter undergraduates captured bronze in the European round of the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have been heavily involved in developing a school which is in the national top ten for energy efficiency.
University academic works with manufacturing giant on project to influence consumer recycling behaviour
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) recently announced the details of a new project led by Dr Stewart Barr in Geography which will try to understand household recycling behaviours.
Two Exeter Physicists have been awarded the 2012 Napier Shaw medal for their work to help the building sector adapt to the challenges of climate change.
The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science.
South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper in the journal Nature.
Dr Michael Hammond (Centre for Water Systems) has won research funding as a result of attending a summer research institute at Brown University.
Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth.
A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies.
A physicist whose University of Exeter career spans 40 years has been awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Physics.
Producing strong, lightweight and complex parts for car manufacturing and the aerospace industry is set to become cheaper and more accurate thanks to a new technique developed by engineers from the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter scientist is part of a team of astronomers that has seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
The University of Exeter, SSE, Consumer Focus and WWF, along with representatives from 20 other organisations, have published the results of a series of roundtables on UK energy policy.
The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power.
Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed.
University of Exeter biologist Dr Ceri Lewis is supporting a national campaign to get marine science on the agenda of Britain’s schools.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has today announced the recipients of its first ever Fellowships in Manufacturing.
Professor David Stephenson and Professor Jim Haywood in Mathematics at the University of Exeter have won prestigious research prizes from the Royal Meteorological Society.
Threats to the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet have been revealed by new research involving the University of Exeter.
Professor Neil Adger, from Geography at the University of Exeter will be convening at the international workshop ‘Climate and Security’ hosted by The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations at Sciences Po (IDDRI, Paris).
University of Exeter physicist Professor Steve Eichhorn has won the Rosenhain Medal in recognition of his distinguished achievement in materials science.
The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter.
In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably.
A University of Exeter team is adapting the UK Met Office’s weather and climate model to study the atmospheric properties of planets orbiting other stars.
New discoveries from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute will boost the region’s reputation for world-class research.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing.
A University of Exeter team will deliver an ambitious programme to protect the unique flora and fauna of Ascension Island.
New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages.
The mating habits of marine turtle may help to protect them against the effects of climate change, according to new research led by the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system.
TV presenter Nick Baker joined University academics, students and local people for a debate on the future use of land in the South West on 18 November.
A trio of renowned professors will move to Cornwall following an international hunt for academics of the highest calibre to establish the region as a world-leading centre for environmental research.
We will only achieve the target of limiting global warming to safe levels if carbon dioxide emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero.
A University of Exeter astrophysicist and a Cardiff-based Research Engineer for EADS have won the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) inaugural Early Career Communicators’ Award for the inspirational activities they have undertaken to introduce a diverse range of people to the wonders of physics.
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) and The Crown Estate have signed a lease to create FabTest, a new wave energy ‘nursery’ test site in Falmouth Bay on the south coast of Cornwall.
New buildings should be safer in hot weather, thanks to research led by the University of Exeter.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter is aiming to answer some of the biggest questions facing astronomy today.
Climate and health experts from the Met Office and the University of Exeter will be heading to Africa for a conference to help fight life-threatening diseases across the continent.
Research by a University of Exeter astrophysicist has helped to explain how the first stars and galaxies formed.
Businesses that are producing prototypes and developing products can now benefit from a pioneering £2.6 million facility at the University of Exeter.
Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally-occurring biominerals such as seashells.
Manufacturing and retail could get a boost from a newly-developed 3D chocolate printer.
One in 10 species could face extinction by the year 2100 if current climate change impacts continue.
Becoming invisible with the swish of a cloak as in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels could soon be a reality with a £4.5 million research project.
Recent concerns about floods, drought, energy efficiency and sustainable land use have brought communities together to devise strategies to cope with environmental change.
The development of ‘brain-like’ computers has taken a major step forward today with the publication of research led by the University of Exeter.
A £2.6 million facility at the University of Exeter is set to become a leading centre for a manufacturing technique which could revolutionise the way things are made.
Climate change disasters, such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, dieback of the Amazon rainforest or collapse of the Atlantic overturning circulation, could be predicted according to University of Exeter research.
Melting mountain glaciers are contributing to sea-level rise faster than at any time in the last 350 years, according to new research published in Nature Geoscience.
A group of Exeter students presented their findings of an interdisciplinary study of ‘The future of renewable energy in the UK’ to an audience of over 100 academics, students and community stakeholders.
Whether global warming may cause the giant West Antarctic Ice Sheet to melt and raise sea-levels by several metres is one of the most contested debates in climate science.
An expert in studying distant planets at the University of Exeter has been awarded the highest prize for physics in France.
Two researchers from the University of Exeter will be braving temperatures of -30C as they head to Antarctica to carry out important research on one of the world’s largest ice sheets.
A new report created by the University of Exeter for Devon County Council has highlighted a number of opportunities for the county as part of the examination of the Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP).
The rate of global warming could lead to a rapid release of carbon from peatlands that would further accelerate global warming.
The University of Exeter laid on a warm welcome for 2010 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Kostya Novoselov.
An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the last known period of global warming has revealed ‘startling’ results which suggest current targets for limiting climate change are unsafe.
A major international research programme aiming to solve some of the fundamental issues facing climate prediction is being led by experts from the University of Exeter.
Some of the world’s leading experts in studying these far-off worlds, known as exoplanets, are heading to the University of Exeter for a conference to discuss the latest findings in this rapidly developing area of research.
A research team led by the University of Exeter has discovered a previously undetected element in the atmosphere of a planet almost 500 light years from Earth.
Scientists believe climate variations thousands of years ago over Campbell Island may shed light on the future climate of New Zealand.
Experts from the University of Exeter will play a high profile role in creating what is set to be the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.
Speakers from around the globe attended a very special Royal Society Discussion Meeting hosted by academics from the University of Exeter.
A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions.
Using existing UKCP09 (UK Climate Impacts Programme) data and the weather generator produced by Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia, scientists from the Centre for Energy and the Environment have created the first comprehensive future weather files that include a realistic representation of wind speed and direction.
Following the success of last year’s energy conference the University of Exeter will be staging another world-class event in Falmouth on 24 and 25 May.
A bioscientist from the University of Exeter is one of five people worldwide to be named a recipient of the 2010 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.
A scientist from the University of Exeter is one of three South West women taking a leading role in a major Arctic expedition this spring.
A discovery by a team including a scientist from the University of Exeter has won the 2009 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
University of Exeter scientist Professor Chris Turney is scientific advisor for a major new series starting on Channel 4 on Monday 7 December 2009.
30 new scientists, six of them professors, are being appointed to new academic posts at the University of Exeter.
Global climate change is accelerating beyond expectations and the human role is now firmly established, according to a new global scientific synthesis prepared by some of the world’s top climate scientists.
Maximising the storage of carbon in our soils and the management of water could be as important as food production in the future, according to Professor Michael Winter of the University of Exeter, editor of “What is Land for? The Food, Fuel and Climate Change Debate”.
Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth are calling for urgent research to understand the impact of renewable energy developments on marine life.
Astrophysicists from the University of Exeter are involved in the discovery of the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen.
Plants absorbed carbon dioxide more efficiently under the polluted skies of recent decades than they would have done in a cleaner atmosphere, according to a new study involving the University of Exeter.
Where will our energy come from in the future? Can we find a source of energy that is both sustainable and affordable? What can be done to tackle energy security?
The University of Exeter’s Met Office Chair in Climate System Dynamics, Professor Peter Cox, has addressed the world’s leading climate researchers in Copenhagen.
The CoRoT satellite has discovered a planet only twice as large as the Earth orbiting a star slightly smaller than the Sun.
Shopping locally may not be as good for the environment as having food delivered, according to new research by the University of Exeter.
Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study by the University of Exeter.
New research strengthens the link between water pollution and rising male fertility problems.
Research by the University of Exeter reveals the major influence of fish on maintaining the delicate pH balance of our oceans, vital for the health of coral reefs and other marine life.
The Universities of Exeter and Bath can today reveal their plans for a new world-leading research centre to explore and exploit the properties of the thinnest material in nature.
A geographer from the University of Exeter has been chosen to receive one of 27 prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes for 2008.
On Wednesday (22 October) a leading climate change expert from the University of Exeter addressed the World Security Forum in Abu Dhabi.
HRH The Duke of York has heard first-hand how the South West aims to lead the world in the development of green energy from the sea.
150 of the world’s leading climate change experts met in Exeter today for a major international conference organised by the University of Exeter and the Met Office.
Professor Pete Vukusic of the University of Exeter is gave a prestigious award lecture at the BA Festival of Science on 9 September.
The emergence of a new generation of ‘bleeding-heart jetsetters’ has disturbing implications for the UK’s spiralling emissions from air travel, according to new research by the University of Exeter.
Research led by UK and Australian scientists sheds new light on the role that our ancestors played in the extinction of Australia’s prehistoric animals.
A study by the University of Exeter and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, has revealed a disturbing rise in the number of whales, dolphins and porpoises found dead on Cornish beaches.
The fragile economic viability of hill farming in the south west of England, already threatened by years of poor returns, may be made worse by the unintended consequences of the new Single Payment Scheme (SPS), a new study has found.
The Amazon rainforest, so crucial to the Earth’s climate system, is coming under threat from cleaner air say prominent UK and Brazilian climate scientists in the leading scientific journal Nature.
Major new research indicates that coral reefs will not survive the rapid increases in global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 that are forecast this century by the IPCC.
A £15 million institute for research into harnessing the energy from the sea is being set up by the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
Engineers from the University of Exeter are working on an innovative new project to create curtains made from a ‘smart’ material that could minimize injuries inflicted by a terrorist attack.