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
Viewing extreme events through social media
Our immune system - the battle within
If we could travel inside our body, shrinking down to a cellular level, we could see how amazing our immune system really is.
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!
Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University
What do nerves sound like?
Our nerves don’t stop talking. They’re 24-7 communication systems for our bodies. But does all this cellular chitta-chatta actually make a noise?
How do you turn a plastic bag into fuel?
There are a lot of plastic bags out there. Every year we get through 1 trillion plastic bags worldwide. quick math that means we are using 1 million bags a minute