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Research Management - 19.10.2021
New report reveals hidden complexities of uplift for Universal Credit claimants
New report reveals hidden complexities of uplift for Universal Credit claimants
A new IPR policy brief suggests that the way the Universal Credit uplift was experienced highlights hidden complexity at the heart of the benefit calculation. Last updated on Tuesday 19 October 2021 A new report released today [Tuesday 19 October] shows that the cut in benefit caused by the withdrawal of the £20 uplift in Universal Credit will have a significant impact, especially for claimants without other sources of income.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 12.10.2021
Strange radio waves emerge from direction of the galactic centre
Strange radio waves emerge from direction of the galactic centre
International student Ziteng Wang detected unusual signals from deep in the heart of the Milky Way using CSIRO's ASKAP radio telescope. Now astronomers are on the search for more evidence of what type of object could be emitting them. Astronomers have discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way's centre.

Environment - Research Management - 04.10.2021
Increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere teaches old oaks new tricks
Increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere teaches old oaks new tricks
Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to the raised CO2 levels expected to be the world average by about 2050, new research shows. The results, published in Tree Physiology , are the first to emerge from a giant outdoor experiment, led by the University of Birmingham in which an old oak forest is bathed in elevated levels of CO2.

Physics - Research Management - 31.08.2021
Aloof neutrons may actually ’talk’ to one another briefly in new kind of symmetry
UChicago Board of Trustees' gift launches new $200 million commitment to undergraduate financial aid and educational access Even though neutrons love to partner with protons to make the nucleus of an atom, the particles have always been notorious for their reluctance to bind with each other. But according to a new proposed theory, these particles might communicate under certain circumstances, forming a new sort of 'unparticle'-which could offer evidence of a new kind of symmetry in physics.

Social Sciences - Research Management - 21.07.2021
Major study of racial inequality in UK film industry
UCL is launching a major £1m research project into the links between racism, racial inequality, diversity and policy in the UK film industry, working closely with the British Film Institute (BFI), the UK's lead organisation for film and the moving image. The Colour of Diversity: A Longitudinal Analysis of BFI Diversity Standards Data and Racial Inequality in the UK Film Industry i s'a three-year research study that will explore the true nature of the presence, representation and experiences of Black and minority ethnic identities within the UK film industry.

Environment - Research Management - 15.07.2021
Open access to Eawag's research results
Open access to Eawag’s research results
Open Science is an important development in science - open access to the results of research. Eawag supports these and makes a growing part of its research data, including descriptions, images and even software, available publicly and free of charge on the Eawag platform ERIC or, in special cases, on discipline-specific, international databases.

Research Management - Campus - 21.05.2021
A New Replication Crisis: Research that is Less Likely to be True is Cited More
Papers that cannot be replicated are cited 153 times more because their findings are interesting, according to a new UC San Diego study Papers in leading psychology, economic and science journals that fail to replicate and therefore are less likely to be true are often the most cited papers in academic research, according to a new study by the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management.

Mathematics - Research Management - 22.04.2021
ERC Advanced Grants for two research projects by Humboldt-Universität
Bernd U. Schipper from the Faculty of Theology and Bruno Klingler from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences receive a total of 4.3 million euros of funding Dr. Bernd U. Schipper, professor for History of Israel in its Ancient Near Eastern Context, and his team receive a total amount of 2.5 million euros for their project DEMBIB through an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

Life Sciences - Research Management - 03.03.2021
Cuttlefish can pass the ’snacking test,’ study finds
A popular  TikTok challenge  has evolved in which kids resist eating snacks; a new study finds that cuttlefish can do the same. According to the research, cuttlefish can delay gratification-wait for a better meal rather than be tempted by the one at hand-and those that can wait longest also do better in a learning test. This intriguing report marks the first time a link between self-control and intelligence has been found in an animal other than humans and chimpanzees.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 12.02.2021
Dark Energy Survey finds new evidence for emerging way to measure dark matter
Scientists may have found another way to measure the distribution of dark matter. In a surprise finding, physicists from the Dark Energy Survey announced new evidence on the link between light and dark matter. The study focused on intracluster light, a faint type of light found inside clusters of galaxies.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 03.02.2021
New clues emerge on how early tetrapods learned to live-and eat-on land
Advanced imaging, modern species provide new insights into behavior of Tiktaalik roseae New research out of the University of Chicago has found evidence that the lobe-finned fish species Tiktaalik roseae was capable of both biting and suction during feeding, similar to modern-day fish called gars. Scientists had been curious how the first animals on land evolved to eat, because most water-dwellers use suction to pull in food-which doesn't work on land.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 19.01.2021
Roeder Named Among World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers
Kathryn Roeder , UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, was named as one of the world's most highly cited in the sciences, according to a list published by Clarivate Analytics. "I have made a career of communicating complex ideas as simply as possible. People are impressed by complicated papers, but they cite work they understand," said Roeder.

Earth Sciences - Research Management - 11.12.2020
New study helps pinpoint when Earth’s tectonic plates began
Every year, earthquakes shake the ground and volcanoes erupt around the edges of tectonic plates-the massive pieces of Earth's crust that slide slowly across the planet, creating and destroying mountains and oceans on the scale of eons. But the question of when this plate subduction actually began has been a hotly contested debate in earth sciences.

Research Management - Health - 18.11.2020
25 Ghent University researchers are ’Highly Cited Researcher 2020’
This year, Ghent University has no less than 25 researchers with Highly Cited status. This is another fine recognition of the quality of its publications and their scientific impact.

Research Management - 17.11.2020
Researchers to recover Europe’s lost smells
Scientists are using artificial intelligence (AI) to research past and present smells of Europe to identify and trace their link to language, places, cultural practices and emotions. The international research project, Odeuropa, has received ¤2.8m (£2.5m) of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

Computer Science - Research Management - 10.11.2020
PLATYPUS: New vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors
PLATYPUS: New vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors
An international team of security researchers from TU Graz, CISPA and University of Birmingham is presenting new side-channel attacks, which use fluctuations in software power consumption to access sensitive data on Intel CPUs. Power side-channel attacks are attacks that exploit fluctuations in power consumption to extract sensitive data such as cryptographic keys.

Research Management - 05.06.2020
A feeling for touch screens
A feeling for touch screens
The use of touch screens is often difficult, especially for older people, since the information is captured primarily with the eye, but not with the sense of touch. Researchers at the Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design (IKTD) at the University of Stuttgart are now developing a technology that can be used to "feel" the information on the touch user interface by means of electrostatic fields.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 06.12.2019
Researchers named among world’s best
Durham researchers named among world's best At Durham we've long had a global reputation for the high standard and impact of our research. Now we're celebrating because five of our researchers have been named among the world's best for the quality and influence of their work. The researchers are investigating the origins of the universe, nature-based answers to climate change, and the make-up of the Earth's crust.

Career - Research Management - 26.11.2019
Early co-authorship with a senior academic boosts junior researchers’ future careers
Co-authoring a research paper with an established scientist early in an academic's career leads to significant future benefits for the junior researcher, finds a paper by UCL. This effect is much stronger for early-career researchers affiliated with less prestigious institutions, who are statistically less likely later in their careers to reach the same levels those at the most prestigious institutions will.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 19.11.2019
UCL academics named in global list of influential researchers
Forty-four academics are included in Clarivate's 'Highly Cited Researchers 2019' list, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world. The results are comparable with university peers such as Oxford (55 researchers recognised), Cambridge (53) and Imperial College London (34) and represent an increase since last year, when 41 UCL researchers were recognised.