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Scientists create 'brain-like' photonic computer microchips

Scientists create 'brain-like' photonic computer microchips

Materials science Research

Scientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the 'holy grail' of computing – microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.

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.

New Oxford superconductor centre energises high-tech innovation

New Oxford superconductor centre energises high-tech innovation

Materials science Physics Innovation and Enterprise

Oxfordshire’s international strength in applied superconductivity technology has been boosted by a major new Oxford University research centre.

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.

Science Minister sees development of Oxford's Centre for Advanced Research during China visit

Science Minister sees development of Oxford's Centre for Advanced Research during China visit

Research Innovation and Enterprise Biomedical engineering Materials science

Jo Johnson, the UK's Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has visited the site of the new Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) as part of his trip to China.

Oxford tops most cited research table

Oxford tops most cited research table

Research Chemistry Engineering Physics Materials science Plant sciences Statistics

The ISI Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who publish the highest number of papers in the one per cent most cited in a number of disciplinary areas.

Nanomaterials research is focus of BIS visit

Nanomaterials research is focus of BIS visit

Materials science Research Business and Industry Innovation and Enterprise

Today saw a visit from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to see how graphene researchers are working with UK companies - and included a closer look at James Bond's latest car.

Testing the thermal tolerance of the fusion reactors of the future

Testing the thermal tolerance of the fusion reactors of the future

Materials science Engineering Research

Oxford University researchers have developed a new method that makes it possible to study whether the deterioration of nuclear fusion reactor materials in the face of extreme radiation may cause catastrophic thermal failure.