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A major new initiative brings together top scientists in the UK, China and Saudi Arabia to transform CO2 into super-clean fuel and other commodities.
20 April 2021
Dr Ellie Bath, Department of Zoology, writes about research to test whether age, mating history, and feeding status shape an important, but understudied, post-mating response – increased female-female aggression.
14 April 2021
To ensure a prosperous ocean now and in the future, marine research must offer clear recommendations based on representative information and demonstrate practical pathways, according to new research from Oxford University, the charity Nekton and the Seychelles Environment Ministry.
1 April 2021
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) have confirmed that they have captured the first ever images of Walter’s duiker (Philantomba walteri) alive in the wild.
1 April 2021
Many wildlife species are threatened by shrinking habitat. But according to new research from the Department of Zoology, the potential range of African elephants could be more than five times larger than its current extent.
Materials science Research
30 March 2021
A team of scientists, including those based at the University of Oxford as part of the Faraday Institution CATMAT project, researching next-generation cathode materials have made a significant breakthrough in understanding oxygen-redox processes involved in lithium-rich cathode materials.
23 March 2021
New research from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology has used innovative technology to study causes of declines in puffin populations in the northeast Atlantic, and found that a lack of prey near some major breeding colonies is driving puffin chicks to starve, ultimately leading to population declines.
Climate change Engineering Research
22 March 2021
An article written for the University's Science Blog by Liam Bullock (Engineering Science), Zakhele Nkosi and Maxwell Amponsah-Dacosta.
Engineering Funding Research
10 March 2021
£1.1m multi-institution project aims to assist the development of offshore renewable energy in challenging sea conditions.
3 March 2021
Researchers at the Department of Zoology's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit explore the extent of public interest in leopard print fashion, and whether this interest could be harnessed for the benefit of the animals through a ‘species royalty’ initiative.
Citizen science Research Zoology
26 February 2021
Oxford University is working with Canadian researchers on a first-of-its-kind project that will engage citizen volunteers to help advance knowledge about polar bear behaviour in a changing environment by analysing a decade’s worth of images captured by trail cameras.
From The Conversation: Mars InSight: why we’ll be listening to the landing of the Perseverance rover
Earth sciences Physics Research The Conversation
15 February 2021
Ben Fernando (Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics) writes about using the Insight mission to detect seismic signals during the landing of Perseverance - the first time that anyone has tried using a spacecraft on the surface of another planet to detect another spacecraft arriving.
Biomedical engineering Medical science Research
10 February 2021
Researchers in Oxford have developed a machine learning algorithm that could significantly improve clinicians’ ability to identify hospitalised patients whose condition is deteriorating to the extent that they need intensive care.
Computer science Physics Research
3 February 2021
Professor Paolo Radaelli from Oxford’s Department of Physics, working with Diamond Light Source, has been leading research into silicon alternatives and his group’s surprising findings are published in Nature on 4th February.
Climate change Research Zoology
1 February 2021
Nature‐based solutions can play a key role in helping to tackle the climate and nature crises, while delivering other benefits for people, according to a new paper today from the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NbSI) at the University of Oxford - but it is vital to get the message right about how to deliver successful NbS and avoid potential pitfalls.
21 January 2021
University physicists believe that, for the first time, they might be able to ‘hear’ a spacecraft land on Mars, when Perseverance arrives at Earth’s ‘near’ neighbour in about a month’s time around 18 February.
Funding Physics Research
13 January 2021
Oxford’s Department of Physics is playing a key role in three of the seven quantum projects supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
COVID-19 Engineering Maths Research
12 January 2021
The latest data from Oxford’s COVID-19 Impact Monitor shows the January lockdown has, so far, had one third less national impact on movement than the March shutdown. The figures demonstrate that some regions are still moving at more than 50% of pre-pandemic levels, despite the tough restrictions and calls for people to remain at home.
COVID-19 Research Zoology
12 January 2021
A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, has analysed the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and produced the most fine-scaled and comprehensive genomic analysis of transmission of any epidemic to date.
Materials science Research
11 January 2021
A team of international scientists has demonstrated an initial prototype of a photonic processor using tiny rays of light confined inside silicon chips that can process information much more rapidly than electronic chips and also in parallel - something traditional chips are incapable of doing.
Engineering Research Zoology
21 December 2020
Using the highest resolution satellite imagery currently available, researchers at the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Machine Learning Research Group have detected elephants from space with comparable accuracy to human detection capabilities.