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Science blog what does a glass of prosecco and the ice age ocean have in common

SCIENCE BLOG: What does a glass of Prosecco and the Ice Age ocean have in common?

Earth sciences

The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere at the last ice age, some 19,000 years ago, was about a third lower than just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Where this carbon was stored during that frozen time is a mystery scientists have long sought to solve.

Science blog good vibrations how can spiders locate their prey

Science Blog: Good vibrations - how can spiders locate their prey?

Research Zoology

A study published today by Dr Beth Mortimer and colleagues at the Department of Zoology and University Carlos III of Madrid reveals that orb weaving spiders can compare 3D vibrational inputs into their 8 legs from the web to locate prey.

Science blog how do jumping popper toys work

Science Blog: How do jumping popper toys work?

Maths Research

In a series of videos launching The Mathematical Observer, a new YouTube channel showcasing the research performed in the Oxford Mathematics Observatory, Oxford Mathematician Michael Gomez (in collaboration with Derek Moulton and Dominic Vella) investigates the science behind the jumping popper toy.

Want to help cut air pollution you might need to keep your engine on

Want to help cut air pollution? You might need to keep your engine on


Felix Leach, Associate Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford writes in The Conversation...

Protecting the ocelot in the brazilian amazon basin

Protecting the ocelot in the Brazilian Amazon basin

Researchers from WildCRU in the Department of Zoology have been investigating the habitat use of the understudied ocelot, using the species’ largest known dataset.

Why protesters should be wary of 201812 years to climate breakdown2019 rhetoric

Why protesters should be wary of ‘12 years to climate breakdown’ rhetoric

An article first published in The Conversation by Professor Myles Allen of the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and the Department of Physics.

Fairer resources for fairer data

FAIRer Resources for FAIRer Data

Engineering Research

Open access Nature Biotechnology article shows role FAIRsharing plays in maximising visibility and adoption of standards, databases and repositories

Creating chemical systems with lifelike properties

Creating chemical systems with lifelike properties

Chemistry Research

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry have designed and created a simple, chemical system which displays some of the emergent properties of lifelike systems. This work could contribute towards the design of new materials and machines with lifelike properties: those which replicate, adapt and evolve.

Science blog mathematical models developed for the oil industry may transform the way we bring stroke drugs to market

Science Blog: Mathematical models developed for the oil industry may transform the way we bring stroke drugs to market

Engineering Medical science Research

11-17 March 2019 is Brain Awareness Week. Here, Dr Wahbi El-Bouri from the Department of Engineering Science discusses how his group's research into modelling blood flow in the brain could speed up the development of stroke drugs.

Science blog scientist who made proteins float in soap bubbles wins top prize

Science Blog: Scientist who made proteins float in soap bubbles wins top prize

Award Chemistry Research

The 2019 Novozymes Prize of DKK 3 million is being awarded to Professor Dame Carol Robinson at the Department of Chemistry for her scientific breakthroughs in use of mass spectrometry for proteome analysis. Her methods are widely used in the biotech industry and have contributed to identifying both new protein drugs and new drug targets.

Oxford sparks launch new podcast why should we cuddle

Oxford sparks launch new podcast: why should we cuddle?

Oxford Sparks Zoology

In this episode of the Oxford Sparks 'Big Questions' podcast they visited the Department of Zoology to find out about Lemurs and why they cuddle....

Dphil student2019s 201cunique and special work201d wins prize at washington conference

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

Award Engineering

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has bestowed one of their highest honours, the SLAS Innovation Award 2019, on Cristian Soitu, a DPhil student at the University of Oxford (Harris Manchester College).

Galaxy zoo wins the ras group achievement award

Galaxy Zoo wins the RAS Group Achievement Award

Award Citizen science

The Royal Astronomical Society has given the Galaxy Zoo team – including the volunteers who have made the project the success it is – their Group Achievement Award for 2019.

Science blog asking sensitive questions in the field of conservation

Science Blog: Asking sensitive questions in the field of conservation

Research Zoology

Amy Hinsley from the Department of Zoology writes about a new way of looking at conservation and human behaviour.

Oxford sparks launch new podcast asking should i be vegan

Oxford Sparks launch new podcast asking: Should I be Vegan?

Oxford Sparks Public Engagement

If you have been in a supermarket recently you will have noticed it, all of a sudden all of the shelves have become more vegan friendly.

Science blog new optical memory cell achieves record data storage density

Science blog: New Optical Memory Cell Achieves Record Data-Storage Density

Materials science

A new device could enable computers that use optics and electrical signals to interact with data

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