Mo-Capturing Sir Simon Rattle

Mo-capturing Sir Simon Rattle

Renowned conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, has been recorded by the University’s motion capture team who used the technique to record his movements and help turn them into art.

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Why China’s ivory ban is a mammoth step towards saving the elephant

Caroline Cox, University of Portsmouth At the end of last year, China announced a complete ban on its ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. The news, a late Christmas…

Design Academy

Creative students learn from the best

Design-industry professionals are on campus this week working with some of the university’s most creative students.

An astronomer from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation helps a participant engage with the 3D printed galaxies

Visually impaired people helped to ‘see’ Universe

Visually impaired people were able to ‘see’ the Universe this weekend at a galaxy workshop run by University of Portsmouth astrophysicists. The Tactile Universe pilot event was organised by the University’s Institute of…

2.	Elite: Laurence is one of 20 promising sportsmen and women selected as sports scholars by the University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth scholars selected for Team GB

Two University of Portsmouth sportsmen have been selected for Great Britain to take part in the 2017 World University Winter Games in Kazakhstan. Laurence Willows, a member of the England ski cross team,…

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Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of anti-intellectualism

Christopher Pittard, University of Portsmouth Neither Sherlock Holmes nor Donald Trump are far from the television screen at present. Trump’s latest exploits share screen time with the return of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, the…

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Why your ability to speak English could be judged on how you look

Mario Saraceni, University of Portsmouth When MPs published a set of new proposals in early January on ways to improve the integration of immigrants in the UK, one of the most controversial concerned…

An 'ecoduct' over a motorway in Stockholm connecting the district of Hammarby Sjöstad to one of the city's green wedges.

Green is best colour for cities

Cities that are designed, planned and built in conjunction with nature will be better equipped to handle climate change and can improve our health and wellbeing.

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How to talk to your dog – according to science

Juliane Kaminski, University of Portsmouth Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the…

The winning team from Meon Junior School

Youngsters rise to robotic Lego challenge

More than 60 schoolchildren from across the south battled it out at the University of Portsmouth as part of a global technical challenge using LEGO® robotics kits. Pupils from 7 schools, including Meon…

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