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Oxford showcase AI research

Oxford showcase AI research

Computer science Engineering MPLS Oxford Sparks Research Spin out

The University of Oxford demonstrated its artificial intelligence (AI) research with a one-day expo on 27 March 2018...

Scientists solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

Scientists solve mystery of why comets emit X-rays

Physics Research

The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford.

New study confirms Cambodia's last leopards on brink of extinction

New study confirms Cambodia's last leopards on brink of extinction

Research Zoology

A new study has confirmed that the world's last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined by 72% during a five-year period. The population represents the last remaining leopards in all of eastern Indochina – a region incorporating Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Antarctic penguin hotspot discovery fuels need for marine reserve

Antarctic penguin hotspot discovery fuels need for marine reserve

Research Zoology

Scientists have discovered a thriving colony of more than 1.5 million penguins on the Danger Islands in the Weddell Sea, East Antarctic Peninsula, where the impacts of climate change have not yet been felt and there is little human activity.

New speed record for trapped-ion 'building blocks' of quantum computers

New speed record for trapped-ion 'building blocks' of quantum computers

Physics Research

Researchers at Oxford University have set a new speed record for the 'logic gates' that form the building blocks of quantum computing – a technology that could transform the way we process information.

Peptide-protein bio-ink technique has capacity to mimic naturally-occurring cells and tissues

Peptide-protein bio-ink technique has capacity to mimic naturally-occurring cells and tissues

Engineering Research

Research carried out by the Department of Engineering Science, Queen Mary University of London and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), published recently in Advanced Functional Materials, aims to integrate the benefits of self-assembly with nanoscale precision - building structures by assembling molecules like Lego pieces - with novel bio-ink printing techniques.

Rosalind Franklin Institute invest £1.55m for unique electron microscope

Rosalind Franklin Institute invest £1.55m for unique electron microscope

Funding Materials science Research

The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national centre for interdisciplinary science, announces its first capital investment today.

Global use of mosquito nets for fishing is potential threat to both humans and nature

Global use of mosquito nets for fishing is potential threat to both humans and nature

Research Zoology

The first-ever global assessment, involving researchers from the Department of Zoology, reveals the full scale of the practice and calls for collaborative solutions.

Oxford to have key role in multi-million pound energy storage research

Oxford to have key role in multi-million pound energy storage research

Engineering Funding Materials science Maths Research

Oxford University is to be a key player in an extensive new activity supporting the development of next-generation batteries.

Blows not concussion cause brain disease, according to new research

Blows not concussion cause brain disease, according to new research

Biomedical engineering Research

The effects of repeat concussion injuries on athletes, particularly American football and rugby players, is one of the biggest concerns in competitive sports today. However, a new Oxford University collaboration suggests that blows to the head can cause lasting trauma - even in the absence of signs of concussion.

Smart sensor could revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention

Smart sensor could revolutionise crime and terrorism prevention

Engineering Materials science Research

Crime, terrorism prevention, environmental monitoring, reusable electronics, medical diagnostics and food safety, are just a few of the far-reaching areas where a new chemical sensor could revolutionise progress.

Sunlight holds the key to planet’s shine

Sunlight holds the key to planet’s shine

Physics Research

Scientists have discovered how the sun’s influence on the remote planet Uranus changes its brightness in the sky.

Mars: Not as dry as it seems

Mars: Not as dry as it seems

Earth sciences Research

Two new Oxford University papers have shed light on why there is no life on Mars.

Oxford Becomes UK Partner in IBM’s Quantum Computing Network

Oxford Becomes UK Partner in IBM’s Quantum Computing Network

Physics Research

International Business Machine Corp (IBM) has announced the University of Oxford as one of the first clients to use their early-access, commercial quantum computing network.

Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Red-bellied lemurs maintain gut health through touching and ‘huddling’

Research Zoology

Scientists have found a direct link between physical contact and gut bacteria in red-bellied lemurs. Likely passed through ‘huddling’ behaviour and touch, the findings suggest implications for human health.

Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

MPLS Research Zoology

An international collaboration has for the first time revealed the key drivers of seabird migration. The new study suggests that puffin colonies that travel great distances during the winter often find it more difficult to breed than others, and that escaping your habitat with far-flung migration therefore carries a cost.

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

Antarctic telescope shows how the Earth stops high-energy particles

Physics Research

Scientists working with the world’s largest particle detector have for the first time demonstrated the Earth’s ability to stop highly energetic neutrino particles.

It’s (not) complicated: relationships may be simpler than they seem

It’s (not) complicated: relationships may be simpler than they seem

Research Zoology

New Oxford University research has shed light on the complexities involved in forming social bonds, and suggests that the process is much simpler than first thought.

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