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  • A spider web in a heart-shaped hole in some wood. Featured image for the podcast episode 'How could spider sex unlock secrets to engineering?'

    How could spider sex unlock secrets to engineering?

    Not everyone is the biggest fan of spiders…we know that. They might not be the first thing that springs…

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    Beth Mortimer

    Animal biologist

    I’m interested in some of the unusual senses that animals have – specifically the ability to sense ‘silent’ vibrations.…

  • Steel tubes in a workshop

    What is green steel?

    Steel has become an essential commodity in modern society – used in everything from our cars and our buildings…

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    Barbara Rossi

    Structural Engineer

    Barbara Rossi joined the University of Oxford in March 2019 as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science…

  • 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,…

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