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There’s no such thing as a free return

A new study, led by the University of Portsmouth, has found that returns from online sales, particularly returns to store, are seriously impacting company profits. Many retailers aspire to be ‘omnichannel’ – integrating…

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away. Credit: HST / NASA / ESA

Portsmouth astronomers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth have been honoured by The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its 2019 Awards. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics…

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New materials could help improve the performance of solar cells

New research could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). Perovskite solar cells are an emerging photovoltaic technology that has seen a remarkable…

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Creative industry pioneers come together to shape how audiences experience live performance

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are part of a unique team of international creative industry specialists who will pool their expertise to discover the next stage of immersive performance experiences for audiences…

Volunteers needed to sniff out untold stories of those who kept Britain running

Long ago, steam trains ruled Britain’s railways. Railways, many of them small, were the driving force behind Britain’s industrial revolution, keeping docks, factories, mines and quarries humming with activity, and serving villages and…

Scientists orchestrate a symphony of the stars

A new stellar library has been created by UK and US scientists to, for the first time, give us a window of understanding on to our and other galaxies. Astronomers from the Sloan…

Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data tomorrow, on…

Asian mussel confirmed on British beaches

An Asian mussel named after a British naval officer has found its way to Britain and is making itself at home on southern beaches, according to new research. Peter Barfield, a marine scientist…

Fitness clothing reduces bump bounce in pregnancy

Specialist fitness clothing for pregnant women can reduce bounce of the ‘bump’ by half, even when running, according to new research. The study was carried out by leading experts in the biomechanics of…

Heart patients need kindness as much as medical intervention

Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their…

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