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Lift off for world-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers

15 October 2018

Researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.


University of Sussex research featured heavily in major climate change report

12 October 2018

Research by the University of Sussex has played in key role in the creation of a hugely significant new report on climate change.


Your smart phone could soon be making your commute much less stressful

12 October 2018

Apps that can detect what mode of transport phone users are travelling on and automatically offer relevant advice are set to become a reality.


Happy foetuses, angry children

11 October 2018

Forgotten Surrealists Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff are back in the limelight, thanks to a new exhibition co-curated by Dr Hope Wolf.


Music education at significant risk of disappearing as a sustained curriculum offer no longer the norm in secondary

10 October 2018

New research shows an increasing number of schools have reduced or completely removed music in the curriculum for lower secondary school students.


Theatre and attitudes: Using performance to address social inequality

8 October 2018

Theatre is being used to provoke discussions on inequality and exclusion in a collaborative project.


The warm glow of kindness is real – Sussex study confirms

27 September 2018

We feel the benefit of kind acts regardless of whether they are altruistic or strategically motivated


BSMS researcher awarded grant to investigate undetectable ‘brain fog’ disorder

24 September 2018

Dr Jessica Eccles has been awarded $100,000 by Dysautonomia International to develop her research on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).


Sussex teams inspire local school children with astronomical day

14 September 2018

Scientists, students and trainee teachers helped 750 schoolchildren learn about the wonders of space and technology.


Shoppers could be left in the dark about hazardous hormone-treated beef

7 September 2018

A weakened UK under pressure to make new trade deals could be forced into significantly reducing food standards on beef imports, a new report warns.


Treatment hope for brain tumours as scientists find cancer's 'shield'

31 August 2018

Research may lead to improvement of brain tumour treatments after discovering how cancerous cells can form a resistance to existing drug therapies.


Research could lead to security scanners capable of detecting explosives

30 August 2018

Physicists have created a blueprint using a single-pixel camera and Terahertz waves which could develop technologies across security and manufacturing


Continued success for Sussex in AHRC funding bid

15 August 2018

The eight members of a consortium including Sussex are celebrating continued funding to support PhD researchers in the arts and humanities.


Link between common ‘harmless’ virus and cardiovascular damage

13 August 2018

BSMS researchers have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue.


Department of Mathematics congratulates winner of the world’s most prestigious maths prize

6 August 2018

Professor Figalli is a winner of the prestigious prize and is a research co-author of Dr Filippo Cagnetti, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Sussex.


Bin the bug spray now: New study shows EU pesticide ban is failing to protect suburban bee populations

24 July 2018

Bees living in suburban habitats are still exposed to significant levels of pesticides despite a EU ban on neonicotinoids on flowering crops.


Climate change will only affect the economic growth of the poorest nations

23 July 2018

New research reveals a negative causal relation between productivity growth and temperature shocks in the past.


The clock is ticking for UK food security unless a deal is done, says new report

23 July 2018

The Government is making a mistake in proposing close alignment with the EU only for farming and manufacturing, not for retail or food services.


Photographer challenges visual stereotypes of the developing world

23 July 2018

A doctoral researcher at Sussex claims many organisations working in Africa are using stereotyped images in their fundraising appeals and reporting.


Hidden history of BBC response to Britain's increasing cultural diversity revealed in new digital history project

20 July 2018

The Connected Histories of the BBC project, running until the BBC centenary in 2022, is curated by Professor David Hendy and Sussex Humanities Lab.


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