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Citizen science project to help victims of Hurricane Irma

Citizen science project to help victims of Hurricane Irma

Physics Engineering Citizen science

An unusual collaboration between engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and international disaster response organisation Rescue Global is enabling a rapid and effective response to Hurricane Irma.

Widely used engineering technique has unintended consequences

Widely used engineering technique has unintended consequences

Engineering Materials science Research

A technique that revolutionised scientists’ ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals.

Leading innovation award for Oxford robotics spin-out

Leading innovation award for Oxford robotics spin-out

Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Award

Spin-out prize reinforces Oxford’s growing position as an innovation powerhouse.

New computer software programme excels at lip reading

New computer software programme excels at lip reading

Engineering Research Computer science Innovation and Enterprise

A new computer software programme has the potential to lip-read more accurately than people and to help those with hearing loss, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science have found.

'Smart handpumps' predict depths of groundwater in Africa

'Smart handpumps' predict depths of groundwater in Africa

Engineering Research

Researchers from the University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of accurately estimating ground water resources in Africa, using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps.

Oxford scientists to play key role in new national research centre

Oxford scientists to play key role in new national research centre

Research Innovation and Enterprise MPLS Women in science Chemistry Engineering Materials science

As part of its industrial strategy, the government has announced investment of over £100m to create the Rosalind Franklin Institute, to be based at Harwell in Oxfordshire.

Oxford iGem Team wins Gold Medal for their synthetic biology project

Oxford iGem Team wins Gold Medal for their synthetic biology project

Zoology Engineering Physics Award

The iGem competition – ‘international genetically engineered machine’ – has been taking place every year in Boston since 2004.

Self-driving vehicle trialled in UK public space for the first time

Self-driving vehicle trialled in UK public space for the first time

Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Spin out

A self-driving vehicle equipped with Oxford-developed autonomy software has been tested successfully in public for the first time in the UK.

£126.5 million for Oxford medical research

£126.5 million for Oxford medical research

Research Engineering Award Medical science Biomedical engineering

The University of Oxford and local NHS partners have won £126.5 million to support medical research.

Four MPLS Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

Four MPLS Oxford academics honoured by the Royal Society

General Physics Maths Engineering Award

Leading scientists from MPLS are among the recipients of this year's Royal Society annual prizes, announced today.

Paving the Path for Human Space Exploration: The Challenges and Opportunities

Engineering Women in science Event Lecture

The 42nd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, titled ‘Paving the Path for Human Space Exploration: The Challenges and Opportunities,’ was delivered by Lauri N. Hansen, Director of Engineering, NASA Johnson Space Centre, and took place on 25th May 2016.

New laser-based aircraft tracking system could aid disaster relief efforts

New laser-based aircraft tracking system could aid disaster relief efforts

Engineering Research

A ground-breaking tracking system called HYPERION based on eye-safe lasers could enable aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and even orbiting satellites to transmit vital data to ground stations more securely, quickly and efficiently.

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