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New Boundaries research magazine

Find out all about the latest research breakthroughs, projects and stories by reading the latest edition of our research magazine New Boundaries. 

Read the November 2015 edition of New Boundaries

What stories are in the latest edition?

Improving lives worldwide
Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy

Improving lives worldwide – page 4

At the UN summit in September 2015, world leaders agreed on an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals. This feature takes a look at how our research is supporting some of these key areas of global importance.

The truth about Agincourt – page 10

To mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, we talk to some of our historians who are challenging the myths around this famous battle.

Smarter machines
Enabling humans and intelligent software to work in collaboration

Smarter machines – page 14

Today there are more connected devices on the planet than people. This feature explores ORCHID, a collaborative project that is harnessing the collective power of these devices. The applications are wide-ranging: from improving the ability of emergency services to respond to disasters, to improving the efficiency of the electricity grid.

Beating breast cancer – page 16

In the UK, around one in eight women are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This feature looks at how, in collaboration with Cancer Research UK, the University is playing a key role in the global fight against this condition.

Beating breast cancer
We are at the forefront of cancer research

Innovations in imaging – page 20

Our μ-VIS centre is home to some of the most advanced x-ray computed tomography imaging equipment in the UK. Find out from the centre’s Director, Professor Ian Sinclair, about the innovative research it supports.

Boosting ‘big data’ for financial services – page 22

By 2020, the ‘big data’ economy is expected to reach $325bn in the USA, €206bn in Europe and $131bn in

China. Find out how Southampton researchers are collaborating with the Chinese government and international business to develop a commercially viable big data platform to help companies manage their risk.

Future-proofing our oceans – page 26

Following the publication of their major report, Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 (GMTT 2030), three leading maritime experts give their views on the importance of developing new technologies to conserve ocean spaces as well as to develop future ships and naval vessels.

Plus in brief

Commercialising our research

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