Researchers in drive to develop greener parts for transport industry

University of Portsmouth researchers are at the forefront of a drive to develop environmentally-friendly materials from agricultural waste for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries. A team from the University’s School…

More academics and students have mental health problems than ever before

Pexels Paul Gorczynski, University of Portsmouth In the past few years, a lot of attention has been devoted to mental health on university campuses. Primarily explored from the perspective of students, poor mental…

Professor receives MBE from Her Majesty The Queen

Professor Mike Tipton received his MBE from Her Majesty The Queen at a special investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

An international team of astronomers, including Professor Bob Nichol from the University of Portsmouth, has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected – a huge cosmic explosion that took place…

Ex Bake Off star rises to 24-hour running challenge

Enwezor Nzegwu from the University of Portsmouth and 2015 Great British Bake Off contestant is taking part in a 24-hour running challenge next month ahead of the London Marathon in April. He is…

Student wins place on Care Innovation Challenge

University of Portsmouth PhD student Hassan Zaidi has won a place on the Care Innovation Challenge, which aims to help address the challenges faced by the care sector in the face of a rapidly ageing population

Anthill podcast: Sex

Anthill 22: Sex shutterstock.com. Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation; Josephine Lethbridge, The Conversation; Michael Parker, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation In this episode of The Anthill podcast,…

Delivery drones will cut carbon emissions on short trips, say scientists

RikoBest / shutterstock Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth Amazon Prime Air famously used a drone in the run-up to Christmas 2016 to deliver a streaming stick and a bag of popcorn to a…

Female horse riders want better bra support

Three quarters of female horse riders want bras that better support them, partly for the sake of their health and partly to avoid embarrassment, according to new research. The study, led by Dr…

How urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light

Mandy Zammit/Grow Up, Author provided Silvio Caputo, University of Portsmouth Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with…

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