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Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race

6 March 2020

Academics develop new food eating experiences for the next generation of astronauts and tourists including made to order 3-D printed food.

University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development

11 February 2020

HR In Excellence in Research Award goes to University of Sussex for sixth consecutive year for excellence in supporting researchers develop careers.

Calling Princess Leia: How the out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars hologram just became a step closer to reality

13 November 2019

Academics have come the closest yet to recreating one of the most iconic of Star Wars technology; holograms that can be seen,heard and felt.

As light as a lemon: How the right smell can help with a negative body image

6 September 2019

The scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, new findings from University of Sussex research has revealed.

Researchers create first-ever personalised sound projector with £10 webcam

6 August 2019

Researchers demonstrate the first sound projector that can track a moving individual and deliver an acoustic message as they move.

What is consciousness? New Impacted podcast tackles the big questions with University of Sussex researchers

31 May 2019

Neuroscientist Anil Seth is the first guest on a new series of podcasts spotlighting the work of outstanding University of Sussex researchers.

How to create a spotlight of sound with LEGO-like bricks

7 May 2019

Experts create directional beams of sound, adapting age-old principles of lighthouses and telescopes to create new possibilities in entertainment.

Corruption contagion: How legal and finance firms are at greater risk of corruption

25 April 2019

Legal, accountancy and investment banking firms are up to five times more susceptible to corruption than taller manufacturing companies.

Academics propose UK alternative to Galileo at just 3% of the cost of EU satellite project

20 February 2019

Plans have been drawn-up that would give the UK a more effective satellite navigation system at a fraction of the price of the £9bn Galileo project.

Smell technology takes global elite from snowy slopes of Davos to rainforest in just one sniff

23 January 2019

Innovative research into the potential of the human sense of smell is being demonstrated in front of the world’s most influential leaders.

How game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

7 January 2019

Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.

Creative technology academic to explore protecting workers’ rights in the digital age as part of £1.2m project

21 December 2018

The University of Sussex is involved in a major research project alongside Google and the BBC aimed at making digital services fairer for all.

Computer hardware originally designed for 3D games could hold the key to replicating the human brain

19 December 2018

Researchers have created the fastest and most energy efficient simulation of part of a rat brain using off-the-shelf computer hardware.

Smelling the forest, not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing out complex smells than individual compounds

10 December 2018

Animals are much better at smelling a complex “soup” of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study has revealed.

The stress-free way to listen to your unborn baby’s heart

22 October 2018

Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers.

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.

Sussex neuroscientist stars in new Werner Herzog-linked Netflix documentary

14 August 2018

Professor Anil Seth features as one of nine world-renowned experts sharing ideas in a new Vice Media documentary.

100 times faster broadband is coming: 5G passes first test for indoor coverage at University of Sussex

4 July 2018

Initial testing on the next generation of mobile technology with the capability of delivering 100 times faster broadband has been successful.

Raising the baa: University of Sussex student design could become new Shaun the Sheep toy

25 May 2018

Product design students have had the unique opportunity of pitching toy design concepts to the Oscar®-winning studio Aardman.

Student shows real Flare for design with light that flags up cycling trouble spots

13 April 2018

Jake Thompson has created a bike light which can be used to flag up problems cyclists find on their ride including potholes and dangerous junctions.

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