Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

66 articles found

New solar and energy storage installations at University to create a 'solar living lab' The project is part of the €4.18m European SOLARISE initiative

29 June 2021 6 min read

The University of Portsmouth is harnessing solar energy to use its Port-Eco House and £12m Future Technology Centre as a ‘solar living lab’ - a research facility to test, verify and refine complex energy solutions in evolving real-life contexts.

The Future Technology Centre building

New source of gravitational waves discovered Gravitational wave experts from the University have observed the merger of a neutron star and black hole

28 June 2021 6 min read

For the first time, scientists have picked up the ripples in space-time caused by the death spiral of two celestial juggernauts – a neutron star and a black hole.

Gravitational waves around planet

Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at the universe's evolution The results announced today draw on data from 226 million galaxies observed over 345 nights.

27 May 2021 9 min read

New results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – drawing on data from 226 million galaxies – have allowed scientists to create the largest and most precise maps of the universe’s composition and growth to date.

Observatory in Chile

University innovation at the heart of the Solent's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2021 4 min read

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has unveiled an updated Economic Recovery Plan to lead the Solent's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Aerial view of Portsmouth

AI-powered avatars should be embraced in gaming New study finds gamers would welcome a human-like avatar which can think, act and interact with the gamer to improve their performance

06 April 2021 3 min read

The gaming industry should embrace the use of AI-powered avatars to enhance gamers’ experience, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

A person's hands using a games console

University plays part in nationwide battery research The funding will support the University’s research on battery modelling

31 March 2021 3 min read

Scientists – including a team at the University of Portsmouth - will receive £22.6m funding for a nationwide battery technology project that aims to transform the UK energy landscape.

An electric car on charge

Drone swarms to inspect wind turbines New £1.6 million project to develop an autonomous fleet of drones for offshore wind farm inspection.

15 March 2021 5 min read

A swarm of drones might soon take the place of humans dangling on a rope to do routine close-up safety inspections of offshore wind turbines.

Offshore wind turbines

Online exhibition showcases success of PONToon project

25 February 2021 3 min read

An immersive online exhibition has launched, marking the culmination of the PONToon project

woman using digital technology in collective futures workshop

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