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Reducing toxic mercury emissions

Reducing toxic mercury emissions

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Scientists at the University of Oxford, funded by the NERC, are applying their knowledge to inform national and international policy on mercury, which is one of the most dangerous environmental pollutants.

BBSRC Sparking Impact

BBSRC Sparking Impact

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Five recipients of the BBSRC's Sparking Impact award talk about the work they have undertaken.

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Helping the ‘Greeks’ to run faster

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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.
Filling machine at Schott

Mathematics in the design and manufacture of novel glass products

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Equations devised at the University of Oxford underpin modelling software used by market-leading glass companies, helping them to produce flawless products from a substance which is difficult to control.
From the Minds of Babes: New frontiers in paediatric pain

From the Minds of Babes: New frontiers in paediatric pain

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In work funded by the MRC, the NIHR and the Wellcome Trust, Dr Slater is using state-of-the-art brain scanning technology to look at babies’ neurological responses to painful stimuli, so that we can understand which drugs can help them.

Battalions registered with the Misratan Military Council took part in the study.

Brothers in arms ‘bond like family’

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The survey included revolutionaries who served on the frontline with an assault rifle and non-fighters, such as workers who serviced vehicles or drove ambulances.

Stopping floods on the cheap: A success story from Yorkshire

Stopping floods on the cheap: A success story from Yorkshire

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A team of researchers—funded by the BBSRC, ESRC and the NERC—ran a pilot project in Pickering, North Yorkshire to study the effectiveness of a new methodology for flood management decision-making.

Oxford and Cybersecurity 3 –  The Academic Edge

Oxford and Cybersecurity 3 – The Academic Edge

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With huge corporations working to tackle problems in cybersecurity, what role can universities play? Oxford academics discuss the unique contributions that can come to computer science from inside the ivory towers.

Oxford and Cybersecurity 2 – Trusted Computing

Oxford and Cybersecurity 2 – Trusted Computing

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Trust between users is fundamental to online commerce and culture – and is in short supply, given the many breaches to internet security in recent months. Oxford academics discuss measures to build security into hardware and software systems, not simply bolt it on top. Based on work supported by the European Commission, the EPSRC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Oxford and Cybersecurity 1 – the Internet and Policy

Oxford and Cybersecurity 1 – the Internet and Policy

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The internet was built as a trusting, open, academic network – so how should it be governed and policed, now that it has become central to our daily lives? Oxford academics discuss the internet policy landscape, following a year of explosive revelations about internet security. Based on work supported by the European Commission, the EPSRC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mongolian women now want smaller families

Mongolian women 'want status over big families'

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A new study suggests the aspirations of women in Mongolia have rapidly shifted.  Before the rapid economic transition of the 1990s, the wealthiest women in the Communist-style era had big...
Conserving by copying: the urgency of Egyptology

Conserving by copying: 3D Printing Tutankhamun's Tomb

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Researchers from the University's Griffith Institute for Egyptology and the director of Factum Arte—a team of artists, technicians and conservators based in Madrid—talk about the cutting edge of conservation, and why it matters.

Fuel cells inspired by nature

Fuel cells inspired by nature

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Alternative energy sources don’t yet pack the desired punch – but researchers in Oxford, funded by the EPSRC and the BBSRC, are changing that by developing fuel cells inspired by nature.

On the joy of not rehearsing Shakespeare

On the joy of not rehearsing Shakespeare

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How Oxford Academic Professor Tiffany Stern helped a pioneering company of American actors to see Shakespeare and other early modern playwrights in a new light – by almost totally eschewing rehearsals.

Predicting global population trends

Predicting global population trends

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In-depth research by Dr Stuart Basten into Asian fertility helped convince the United Nations to revise its influential forecasts on future population trends, with particularly large effects for Pacific Asian economies.

EU Naval Force intercept suspected pirates near Somali coastline

Why some Somali clans protect pirates while others don’t

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The international community currently relies on a costly, heavy military presence around Somalia in order to keep shipping lanes safe.

Oxford in Your Day

Oxford in Your Day

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Work from the University of Oxford appears in your daily life more than you might think...

Reducing poverty

Reducing poverty

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An innovative method for measuring multidimensional poverty, developed by Dr Sabina Alkire and colleagues, is helping governments and organisations globally to design more effective poverty-reduction programmes.

Celebrating a career of impact

Celebrating a career of impact

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Over five decades Professor Sir David Hendry has developed macroeconomic models capturing how economies work, which are now embedded in software widely used by policymakers and decision-makers.

Gene therapy for blindness (2012)

Gene therapy for blindness

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Professor Robert MacLaren talks about an exciting new technique for treating a hereditary form of blindness.

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