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Rising CO2 may increase dangerous weather extremes, whatever happens to global temperatures

Rising CO2 may increase dangerous weather extremes, whatever happens to global temperatures

Physics Research

New research from the University of Oxford and collaborators at several other institutions provides compelling evidence that meeting the global warming target of 1.5°C may not be enough to limit the damage caused by extreme weather.

New estimates of the environmental cost of food

New estimates of the environmental cost of food

Research Zoology

Research published in the journal Science highlights the environmental impacts of thousands of food producers and their products, demonstrating the need for new technology to monitor agriculture, and the need for environmental labels on food products.

Could we work with our bacteria to prevent infection?

Could we work with our bacteria to prevent infection?

Research Zoology

As microbes have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials scientists have become interested in new solutions to the growing superbug crisis, including the use of defensive microbes and faecal transplants. In new research, Oxford University scientists have developed a fast lab-based approach, creating positive co-dependent relationships between hosts and bacteria - termed ‘mutualisms’. These lab-developed bacterial relationships demonstrate how microbes can work with their hosts to prevent infection.

Oxford to lead major new project to help establish trust in artificial intelligence

Oxford to lead major new project to help establish trust in artificial intelligence

Computer science Funding Research

The Department of Computer Science will lead the EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘ReEnTrust: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms’, while researchers from the Faculty of Law will play a key role in a related project to make future artificial intelligence systems more transparent and accountable.

Feeling the beat through the elephant's feet

Feeling the beat through the elephant's feet

Earth sciences Research Zoology

Iconic and intelligent creatures, elephants continue to fascinate curious onlookers and scientists alike. Now, a new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants, has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in a new way: through the vibrations they create.

Measuring earthquakes on Mars

Measuring earthquakes on Mars

Physics Research

Oxford University is to contribute to a new mission to Mars, which will be the first to study the heart of the Red Planet and measure ‘Marsquakes’ from its surface.

Extreme beam control

Extreme beam control

Physics Research

An Oxford team has succeeded in stabilising the arrival time of a ‘relativistic’ beam of electrons, travelling at almost the speed of light, to 50 femtoseconds. This overcomes one of the major challenges facing the proposed Compact Linear Collider (CLIC).

Can microbes manipulate our minds?

Can microbes manipulate our minds?

Medical science Research Zoology

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour, published in Nature Reviews Microbiology.

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Body temperature liver storage technique improves transplant success

Biomedical engineering Medical science Research

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

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.

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