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Citizen scientists to help count the cost of climate change

A new online project will people the chance to become marine scientists from their own home and help to assess the response of the UK coastline to climate change. ‘Blame it on the…

New research reveals women-owned businesses contribute estimated £105bn to UK economy

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses, involving the University of Portsmouth, reveals an estimated 40 per cent increase in UK economic contribution and a 26 per cent increase in employment generated…

Cosmologists provide new measurement of cosmic controversy

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have come up with a new measurement of one of the most debated topics in cosmology. Three cosmologists from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation analysed…

New ranking method could help hotels to maximise their revenue

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have devised a new method to rank hotels more accurately. The new method will help hotel operators to maximise their revenue by providing more information on the…

I deliberately sent myself to prison in Iceland – they didn’t even lock the cell doors ther

jonathan kho/unsplash Francis Pakes, University of Portsmouth Iceland is a small country tucked away on the edge of Europe. It has a population of only about 340,000 people. Iceland’s prisons are small too….

Portsmouth engineer helps to inspire young people and make a positive difference to society

Serena Cunsolo from University of Portsmouth is taking part in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which launches today (5 November), to inspire young people and parents with examples of engineers on a mission to make…

Research theme director presents to Parliamentarians

Dr Peter Lee, Director of the Security and Risk research theme, was invited to address the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Drones about his new book, ‘Reaper Force: Inside Britain’s Drone Wars’….

Local veterans to share their personal experiences with the civilian community

Military veterans from the Portsmouth area will share personal stories of their Armed Forces experiences and life after the military in a special event hosted by the University of Portsmouth on Friday 9…

University endorses global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

The University of Portsmouth has endorsed a global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution, which is officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today (Monday 29 October). The New Plastics…

Researchers aim to produce the first global underwater soundscape

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are aiming to generate the first global underwater soundscape from some of the noisiest and quietest areas of the ocean. This research will help identify how human activities…

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