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With leading experts in fields as diverse as health, sciences, engineering, humanities and mobile communications, Surrey academics frequently feature in high-profile media and contribute to global news headlines.

Why teenagers have no excuse for staying in bed

Daily Mail: Research by Professor Derk Jan Dijk and Dr Anne Skeldon on why delaying school start times won’t help sleep deprived teenagers appeared in the Daily Mail. 

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Use buggy covers to combat air pollution danger, parents warned

The Guardian: Research by Dr Prashant Kumar into how infants are more exposed to harmful pollution on the way to school than on the way home appeared on the front page of the Guardian newspaper. 

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BBC 4 Smile: Documentary on the evolution of the family photograph

Professor David Frohlich discusses the importance of the family photograph in a new BBC 4 documentary series.

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BBC World Service: 5G

Professor Rahim Tafazolli was interviewed by BBC World Service on the increasing need for 5G and discussed Internet of Things


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Daily Mail: Battery that could charge phones in just seconds: New plastic electrolyte could be up to 10,000 times more powerful than existing cells

Material used for the supercapacitors is expected to improve distance petrol cars 

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University of Surrey scoops at Times Higher Education Awards

Surrey celebrates success with the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit Award.

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The Guardian: Want a good night's sleep? Spend less time with your phone, say scientists

Dr Simon Archer, University of Surrey comments on a new study linking increased screen time, particularly at bedtime to a poorer quality of sleep. 

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China Daily: University tie-ups unleash innovation

The University of Surrey's 5GIC was featured in China Daily which discussed universities and business collaborations.

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BBC Countryfile: Effects of blue light on sleep

Professor Debra Skene discussed her research on the blue light emitted from mobile phones and how it effects our sleep.