Team Britannia confirm new March date for round-the-world record bid

Team Britannia skipper Alan Priddy will announce that his 80ft powerboat will set off from Gibraltar on Sunday 12th March — a revised date appointed after delays caused by technical problems last month. Alan will make the announcement in Gibraltar ahead of the ThunderCat speedboat racing in Catalan Bay. “My …

University of Portsmouth acquires space electronics training school

The University of Portsmouth has acquired a European Space Agency (ESA) school which trains and qualifies technicians to build electronic components vital to the success of space missions. ASTA Technology Ltd., which has been based at the university since 2008, is one of just seven schools worldwide accredited by ESA …

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Biggest galactic map throws light on dark energy

Pictured: a slice through the map of the large-scale structure of the Universe from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey — each dot indicates the position of a galaxy 6-billion years in the past, and the image covers about 1/20th of the sky An …

Portsmouth gets 90 talking bus stops for blind/visually-impaired passengers

Travelling by bus is being made easier for blind and visually-impaired passengers in Portsmouth thanks to the introduction of 90 talking bus stops. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have introduced a scheme branded ‘React’, featuring trigger fobs which can be used to hear information at bus shelters.

University of Portsmouth support groundbreaking telescope

A starry night sky provides a background for the LSST facilities building on Cerro Pachón The University of Portsmouth have become one of the latest supporters of a new telescope which is being built to produce movies of the sky. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will produce …

University of Portsmouth astrophysicist joins House of Lords discussion

A University of Portsmouth cosmologist will be joining a select group of opinion-shapers to discuss women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) over lunch at the House of Lords next week. Dr. Karen Masters, Reader in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, is among 30 …

University of Portsmouth team work to standardise sustainable drainage

A new housing development which includes sustainable drainage in the form of a detention basin A guide which could eventually lead to fewer UK homes being flooded is being developed by engineers and surveyors at the University of Portsmouth. The team are working on developing guidance to …

University of Portsmouth to host new satellite data centre

Pictured: Professor of Industrial Systems, David Brown The University of Portsmouth will host a new centre of excellence of satellite data, promoting economic growth in the UK’s space sector. The centre will allow the south coast business community to tap into satellite technology that could improve their products and …