Facebook LIVE: What is a virus?
We filmed a Facebook LIVE from the Rehwinkel lab in the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford.
Materials for nuclear fusion: how do you confine a sun to a box?
We face an energy crisis, so the idea of a clean, potentially limitless supply of energy is deeply appealing. Nuclear fusion, the same source of energy that makes the sun shine, could provide the answer, but there are some big obstacles to overcome.
Facebook LIVE - all about Mandrakes!
We went live with Dr Chris Thorogood, from the
How does electricity flow through small objects?
Single molecules are small – really small! But what if we could harness some of their abilities to conduct and control electricity to create new electronic components? Researchers at the University of Oxford are investigating just this to find more energy efficient ways to transfer information.
How to read DNA
Reading DNA, the instruction book inside of all our cells, is an important way to learn about what makes us who we are. However, not every research group has the expertise and equipment necessary to do this, which is where the Oxford Genomics Centre come in.
Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos
Soluble Semiconductors- A revolution in Printing for the 21st Century?
The digital age is built upon semiconductors. The crystalline semiconductors, such as silicon or germanium, lie behind modern electronics and computing.
Bacteria Safari: The Forest on your Fingernail
What on Earth can tiny microorganisms tell us about the animal and plant life around us? Bacteria are tiny organisms that exist everywhere; including on us!
Protecting elephants, protecting humans
How do we find ways for people and wildlife to co-exist? Elephants pose a particular problem as their large size means they need to roam over large areas to find food, water and refuge.
The Mali elephants might provide some clues.
Discovering life-changing dementia treatments
Your beautiful, complex brain is a network of microscopic cells that connect together to form your thoughts and personality, and control your body. The network is fragile and requires constant upkeep, like a garden. The brain has its own gardeners, specialised cells called microglia.
Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University
Why should we cuddle?
Who doesn’t love a cuddle? Whether it is from a pet or a person they just make us feel good. But, would you believe wrapping your arms around someone else can actually improve your gut health?
In this episode of the Oxford Sparks 'Big Questions' podcast we are looking at lemurs and asking...
Why does Uranus smell like farts?
Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has the poetic name of the Greek god of the heavens. In the English language, it is, unfortunately, the literal butt of every astronomy joke.