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Demystifying private sector standards bodies

Pioneering research has uncovered the inherent secrecy of global rule-making bodies, making them more accountable, enhancing democracy and illustrating the winners and losers from their practices.

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Helping the ‘Greeks’ to run faster

Mathematical techniques developed by Professor Mike Giles have led to substantial reductions in the complexity of the Monte Carlo computer simulations run by large banks, cutting both computing costs and energy consumption.

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The value of a green and pleasant land

Oxford research work helps to highlight the value of the natural world.

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Understanding ambition

It is human nature to be optimistic. If asked, we will almost all claim to be good drivers; statistics indicate that the truth is otherwise. Research by Professor Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has analysed this sensibility, among other things, to achieve a better understanding of ambition and risk in megaprojects.

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Smartphones become Smart Stones

Research at Oxford is demonstrating how ordinary smartphones can be turned into cheap, simple devices to monitor climate and environment.

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Providing the technology for ‘space refrigerators’

Engineers at Oxford have made key improvements to the design of cryocoolers, an important cooling component of satellites, thereby contributing to many successful satellite missions and to reduced launch costs.

Managing the risk of surface water flooding

Managing the risk of surface water flooding

Research by the University of Oxford, in conjunction with the London School of Economics, is playing a key role in combating one of Britain’s most persistent natural hazards.

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Poetry in motion

Nature’s designs can be more efficient, elegant and powerful than anything yet built by man. A University of Oxford spin out aims to disrupt vehicle design by taking inspiration from the movement of animals.

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Securing the internet of the future

As the internet continues to grow rapidly, guaranteeing our security online becomes more and more critical. Research at the University of Oxford has helped improve the next generation of internet security.

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