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Reusing waste products to improve soil cultivation and reduce CO2 emissions

The University of Portsmouth is playing a major role in a European project using agricultural and fisheries waste to develop sustainable methods and products to improve greenhouse food crop production and reduce CO2…

British scientists to help protect Arctic

British scientists have been set what could be one of the hardest puzzles ever set – to find a way of balancing a growing need for oil and gas and a desire for…

Portsmouth academics feature in the list of 2018’s most discussed research

Two studies involving researchers from the University of Portsmouth feature in the Altmetric Top 100, released today. The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research published in 2018 that has generated significant international online…

Scientists develop new ways to solve the mysteries of Mars

Scientists hope to finally reveal how and why Mars has changed so dramatically through time, from an ancient world of rivers and oceans, to the dry and dusty planet that we see today….

Agricultural waste drives us closer to greener transport

Composite materials made from agricultural waste could be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the automotive and marine industries. A team of researchers, led by the University of Portsmouth, have…

UK industry must embrace digital technologies to improve productivity through data analytics

A new report from the University of Portsmouth calls on industry to embrace digital technologies to improve their productivity and business gains through data analytics. This report on ‘Data Analytics and Decision Making’…

Lack of qualified nurses linked to 3% rise in patient death risk

Lower levels of registered nurses and a greater use of nursing assistants are associated with an increased risk of death during an admission to hospital, according to a new study. The paper, published…

Researchers make vital contribution to new gravitational wave discoveries

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have made vital contributions to the observations of four new gravitational waves, which were announced this weekend (1 December). The new results are from the National Science…

Limnoria – the wood-eating gribble

Crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that have evolved to perform…

Use images to tell stories about science to win £15,000

Wellcome, a biomedical research charity, are inviting photographers and image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize.

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