PODCAST: How are we using energy in lockdown?
A lot has changed recently, including our daily routine - but how has this changed our energy use? Dr Phil Grünewald shares some fascinating insights...
ANIMATION: Changing plant chloroplasts to improve crop performance
We have a hungry and growing world population. How can we ensure we have food security into the future? Perhaps chloroplasts could help! Find out what's so special about these tiny cell compartments in our new animation!
PODCAST: Why is Oxford's Botanic Garden Making Gin?
Find out what inspired Prof Simon Hiscock, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, to take on a new endeavour - development of the University's very first gin!
ANIMATION: Mechanobiology: the stress of life
Don't think of your body as a mechanical structure? Think again! It's a feat of meticulous engineering...
PODCAST: How tricky is it to make a COVID-19 tracing app?
There's a lot of talk at the moment about an app which could track our interactions with others, and alert us if we've been in contact with someone who's tested positive for COVID-19. But how challenging is it to make such a tracing app? Can it be successful, amongst concerns over data privacy? We get in touch with Dr Grant Blank to hear his thoughts...
ANIMATION: Our Mysterious Ocean Floor
Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface, yet only 15% of the ocean floor has been mapped in detail. Much remains unknown, including the location of potentially hundreds of thousands of seamounts (underwater mountains), which can be hazardous to navigation. Scientists at the University of Oxford are working with others to compile the most comprehensive analysis of the ocean floor yet.
PODCAST: How do you fight malaria in the back of a van?
Find out about a 7350km journey from Namibia to Kenya, where Dr George Busby and his team took genetic sequencing techniques into the field, to help fight malaria.
PODCAST: What does my family want to know about coronavirus?
In all likelihood, you've got a lot of questions about coronavirus. That's why Emily - armed with questions from her family - paid a visit to Prof Christl Donnelly, an expert in disease outbreak modelling from the Department of Statistics.
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