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Wireless technology and tablet computing to improve patient safety comes to John Radcliffe Hospital

A project to replace bedside paper charts with “early warning” tablet computers to identify at risk patients at Oxfordshire acute hospitals is now being rolled out at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

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How can engineers make steel that doesn't baulk at hydrogen?

For over 100 years engineers have known that hydrogen can cause metals to become incredibly brittle, but they've been able to do little to protect against it. Now, Oxford University researchers are working on a large collaborative project to build the metals of the future that can retain their strength in the presence of this disruptive gas.

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Self-driving pods win national innovation award

A ground-breaking research programme which will trial three self-driving vehicles on pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes has won this year’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Automotive Award for Innovation.

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Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Oxford’s innovation in biomedical engineering

Oxford University’s pioneering work in biomedical engineering has been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

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Testing the thermal tolerance of the fusion reactors of the future

Researchers from the Department of Engineering Science have developed a new method that makes it possible to study whether the deterioration of nuclear fusion reactor materials in the face of extreme radiation may cause catastrophic thermal failure.

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Green light to tackle science and engineering challenges

Seven new research programmes that aim to tackle some of the UK’s major science and engineering challenges have been given the green light by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson.

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New Formula One Engineer of the Future Award announced

Congratulations to Elizabeth Thompson (Worcester College), a 4th Year undergraduate student in the Department of Engineering Science, who has been announced as one of five finalists for the inaugural Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award. This is an exciting new annual award that will name an engineering student from a UK university as a rising star of Formula One engineering and support them with an accelerated career development programme at Williams.

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£1.5 million deal for biotechnology research

Oxford University has signed an agreement with two companies that will see up to £1.5 million invested into healthcare research.

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Time for a new design recipe for offshore engineering

The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) has presented Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and the National University of Singapore with an IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2015 for 'Current blockage in offshore engineering - Morison revised on the 65th anniversary of the famous equation'.

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Professor Stephen Roberts elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professor Stephen Roberts, the Department’s Professor of Machine Learning, a Professional Fellow of Somerville College and a faculty member of the Oxford-Man Institute, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). The Academy's Fellows represent the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders.

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