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Can the uk take advantage of the electric vehicle revolution

Can the UK take advantage of the electric vehicle revolution?

Engineering

The UK government must act quickly to ensure the country can take advantage of the transition to electric cars, according to a new report.

Elephants walk more direct paths under risk of poaching

Elephants walk more direct paths under risk of poaching

Research Zoology

Elephants move faster and straighter when moving through risky areas, researchers have discovered, meandering more when safer.

Scientists discover hawks2019 pursuit of prey has implications for capturing rogue drones

Scientists discover hawks’ pursuit of prey has implications for capturing rogue drones

Research Zoology

Hawks steer their pursuit of evasive prey using a feedback system that differs fundamentally from the missile-like interception system of falcons, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, published today in Nature Communications.

Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Earth sciences Research

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Oxford2019s organox is shortlisted for the macrobert award 2019

Oxford’s OrganOx is shortlisted for the MacRobert Award 2019

Award Biomedical engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the finalists for the 2019 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation.

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the uk discovered

Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Earth sciences Research

Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles.

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 queen2019s birthday honours

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Award MPLS Statistics

The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

Engineering Materials science Research

An emerging suite of information technologies based on fundamental quantum physics has been given a boost by researchers at the University of Oxford, who have invented a method to engineer single atomic defects in diamond using laser processing.

Oxford scoops bbsrc innovator of the year 2019

Oxford scoops BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2019

Award Physics Research

Professor Achillefs Kapanidis from the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics and Mr Bo Jing, CEO of Oxford Nanoimaging have been named as BBSRC’s Innovator of the year 2019 – an award celebrating excellent research which demonstrates impact.

2018impossible2019 nano sized protein cages made with the help of gold

‘Impossible’ nano-sized protein cages made with the help of gold

Chemistry Research

A collaborative effort between the University of Oxford and the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Poland, has produced a super-stable artificial protein ball that apparently defies the rules of geometry and which may have applications in materials science and medicine.

Public consultation on redevelopment of tinbergen building

Public consultation on redevelopment of Tinbergen Building

General MPLS Zoology

The University of Oxford is holding the first of two public consultations on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May to present its plans to redevelop the site of the Tinbergen Building in the University’s Science Area.

Researchers take a step towards light based brain like computing chip

Researchers take a step towards light-based brain-like computing chip

Materials science Research

Scientists have unveiled a new integrated photonic hardware that can store and process information in ways similar to that of the human brain.

Oxygen linked with the boom and bust of early animal evolution

Oxygen linked with the boom and bust of early animal evolution

Earth sciences Research

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Leeds and UCL have found that extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion.

Ash dieback is predicted to cost ps15 billion in britain

Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain

Plant sciences Research

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Fera Science, Sylva Foundation and the Woodland Trust has calculated the true economic cost of Ash dieback – and the predictions are staggering.

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