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New Radar System - Southampton University

New radar system inspired by dolphins to detect hidden surveillance and explosive devices.

Inspired by the way dolphins hunt using bubble nets, scientists at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with University College London and Cobham Technical Services, have developed a new kind of radar that can detect hidden surveillance equipment and explosives.

The twin inverted pulse radar (TWIPR) is able to distinguish true ‘targets’, such as certain types of electronic circuits that may be used in explosive or espionage devices, from ‘clutter’ (other metallic items like pipes, drinks cans, nails for example) that may be mistaken for a genuine target by traditional radar and metal detectors.

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So Darth Vader, Batman and a Dalek Walk into a Bar…

It may have been out-of-this-world, but the charity-run event near Southampton touched many earthly hearts.

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Educational Institutes Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

The Open Data Institute (ODI) has awarded Honorary Founding Partner status to the University of Southampton in recognition of its exceptional contribution to the setup and development of the organisation. It comes exactly 12 months after its unofficial opening and move to its London HQ.

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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.

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Is 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.

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Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

‘Traffic Light’ Test Could Prevent Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

A simple ‘traffic light’ test that detects hidden liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in high risk populations could reduce harmful drinking rates and potentially prevent hundreds of alcohol-related deaths a year.

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The Link Between Antidepressants and Diabetes 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.

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Endurance Swimmer Completes Course Around Isle of Wight

British endurance swimmer, Anna Wardley, 37, has become the first person in almost 30 years to swim around the Isle of Wight solo and non-stop, completing the 56-mile swim in 26 hours, 33 minutes and 28 seconds.

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Giant, Prehistoric Elephant Slaughtered by Early Humans

Research by a University of Southampton archaeologist suggests that early humans, who lived thousands of years before Neanderthals, were able to work together in groups to hunt and slaughter animals as large as the prehistoric elephant.

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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.

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MOOC opens at University of Southampton for Global Students

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.

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Music in the Air at Southampton Airport

Friday evenings at Southampton Airport are being given a musical twist this autumn as the airport plays host to a series of short musical performances by talented local musicians.

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