University of Surrey

Why Are Thunderstorms Invisible to Weather Forecasters?

Ian Roulstone | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK
Ian Roulstone

Thunderstorms are notoriously difficult to forecast with any precision. It is perhaps a little surprising that prediction of the timing and location of one of Nature's most dramatic events, poses an enduring problem for weather forecasters.

Autistic Scientists Might One Day Prove to Be the World's Saviours

Michael Barton | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Barton

What do Newton, Einstein and Turing have in common? Yes, they are famous scientists, but all are also thought to have exhibited traits of autism...

Leg Ulcers - a New Hope and a New Charity

Mark S. Whiteley | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark S. Whiteley

Leg ulcers are a horrible condition that can not only cause pain and suffering to the person with the condition but also affects everybody around them. Patients with leg ulcers often have to give up work, become housebound and can change from independent people to patients requiring constant help and assistance from family, friends, carers and healthcare professionals.

Student Union Elections - The Fights and Farce of Campaigns

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Veronica Melkonian

In my third year as a student at the University of Surrey, I am currently on placement working in London. Having experienced two USSU elections as a student in Surrey, I have now gained the perspective of a student residing outside the Guildford bubble; using social media as my sole form of staying updated during the elections.

'Virtual Tape Measure' Can Measure You For Jeans With A Webcam

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech

Shopping for jeans could be made easier - and potentially more humiliating - by a new system which is able to measure shoppers by webcam. Developed...

PHOTOS: Scientists React With Joy At Finding The God Particle

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Tech

Particle physicists are usually fairly reserved and cautious – but the discovery of the Higgs boson has led to some fairly excitable reactions from ...