11 June 2018
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.
1 June 2018
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.
30 May 2018
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.
15 May 2018
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.
8 May 2018
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.
26 April 2018
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).
23 April 2018
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.
20 March 2018
The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford.
2 March 2018
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.
2 March 2018
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.
1 March 2018
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.
28 February 2018
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.
21 February 2018
The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national centre for interdisciplinary science, announces its first capital investment today.
2 February 2018
The first-ever global assessment, involving researchers from the Department of Zoology, reveals the full scale of the practice and calls for collaborative solutions.