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.
Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos
Lockdown Walks - Urban Stargazing
Think you need to be somewhere really remote, with a high-tech telescope, to observe the night sky? Think again! As astronomer Chris Lintott explains, you don't need anything other than your eyes, and a...
Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice
Electric Vehicles and the Future
What does the future hold for electric vehicles? We know that they represent a cleaner, greener way of getting from A to B, but what else could they be used for? Could they actually be used to give power TO the energy grid? And what about charging them - one day, will we all...
Lockdown Walks - What's that solar panel doing?
Have you ever walked down the street and seen a rooftop covered in black shiny panels? Ever wondered exactly what they are and what they're doing? In this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' we're talking SOLAR PANELS. Sit back, relax, and let Sebastian Bonilla tell you all about them...Then why not see...
Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University
Can we build an eco-friendly aeroplane?
Remember those days when it was possible to climb aboard a plane and jet off around the world? Well, while we might be yearning for foreign shores, there's no denying that air travel comes with a big ol' carbon footprint. But is it possible to make aeroplanes 'greener'?
Why are we searching for water on the moon?
The moon may be the closest planetary body to us, but we still have a lot to learn about it. For example, what is the water-cycle like on an airless body such as the moon? How much water can be found there, and could we one day utilise this water for space exploration?