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National survey of PG research student experience shows Portsmouth is amongst the best

Postgraduate students at the University of Portsmouth have one of the best research experiences in the country, according to the annual national Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES). The PRES results showed that 86…

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Building conversion scheme wins €5M funding

A scheme to examine the best way of adapting existing buildings for alternative use has won funding worth almost five million euros.

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£1.3m investment to improve dental training and services to the local community

The University of Portsmouth today opened an improved dental clinic to provide excellent training and education for future dentists, dental hygiene therapists and nurses, as well as the very best services to patients…

The research findings appear to suggest dogs are sensitive to humans’ attention and that expressions are attempts to communicate

Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking

Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University’s Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear…

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Cosmic gold: Portsmouth researchers herald new era of gravitational wave astronomy

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are part of the global announcement today of a new astronomical object, a kilonova – the cosmic explosion of two colliding neutron stars. The kilonova was initially…

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Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for

Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals – from fungicides to antidepressants – can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of…

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New tool helps GPs assess frailty in the elderly

Researchers have designed a new tool designed to help GPs assess which older people are the most frail and vulnerable.

The cosmological ‘constant’ (illustrated by the straight yellow line) is introduced to explain the accelerated expansion of the Universe (shown as the expanding blue cone) due to the presence of dark energy. The study instead suggests that the contribution of dark energy to this expansion is time-dependent (grey curve). The uncertainty of this time dependency is also shown (blue shaded area).

Astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

An international research team, including astronomers from the University of Portsmouth, has revealed evidence of dynamical dark energy. The discovery, recently published in the journal Nature Astronomy, found that the nature of dark…

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Beetroot fails to warm up those sensitive to cold

In people at higher risk of feeling the cold, and contrary to what scientists thought, beetroot juice doesn’t appear to help re-warm the body after exposure to the cold, according to new research….

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Portsmouth scientist receives prestigious Fellowship from the Royal Society

Dr Florian Beutler from the University’s world-leading Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship (URF) from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Each year,…

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