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Environment - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere these days, used in everything from cellphones and laptops to cordless power tools and electric vehicles.

History / Archeology - Earth Sciences - 17.02.2020
Neubauer Collegium announces 13 new research projects
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has announced 13 new research projects for 2020-21, raising the total number of humanistic research collaborations the center has supported since its 2012 launch to 100. In keeping with previous cycles, this year's innovative projects will address complex questions that cross disciplinary boundaries and strengthen partnerships with scholars and practitioners from other institutions in the United States and abroad.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.02.2020

Computer Science - 17.02.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2020
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
Imperial's instrument on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft was the first to turn on, sending back data that shows it working 'far better than expected'.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 17.02.2020
UCL to host a national supercomputer centre
UCL has received £4.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to build a national supercomputer centre to improve support for UK researchers making scientific breakthroughs, such as designing better batteries and improving drug design. Since 2016, the Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub led by UCL, has brought together partners in London's Thomas Young Centre and others across the country to carry out ground-breaking research on the properties of new and existing materials, and this new funding will build on the Hub's capability.

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 17.02.2020
Fatal Woman, The Origin of Evil, and other tantalising tales
Fatal Woman, The Origin of Evil, and other tantalising tales
They may sell for 30 cents at the local op shop, but classic crime books - especially their cover art - warrant appreciation.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.02.2020
’80 Prime’ 2020 Call for projects: 3 winning projects
For the second edition, the CNRS call for projects '80 Prime' has once again given special emphasis to interdisciplinarity and risk-taking.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Health - History / Archeology - 17.02.2020
Historian uncovers gynecology’s brutal roots in slavery
Deirdre Cooper Owens is Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Nebraska and author of the book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology.

Pharmacology - Health - 17.02.2020
Talking back pain with U of M
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and an estimated 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Earth Sciences - Palaeontology - 17.02.2020
The dinosaur in the cupboard under the stairs
The dinosaur in the cupboard under the stairs
The mystery surrounding dinosaur footprints on a cave ceiling in Central Queensland has been solved after more than a half a century. University of Queensland palaeontologist Dr Anthony Romilio discovered pieces to a decades-old puzzle in an unusual place - a cupboard under the stairs of a suburban Sydney home.

Economics / Business - Health - 17.02.2020

Environment - Administration - 16.02.2020
UCL-led centre to investigate challenges of net zero future
New funding for the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), which extends across 20 institutions and is hosted by the UCL Energy Institute, will enable engineers, social scientists and natural scientists to conduct vital research into the challenges of a net zero emissions future.

Economics / Business - 16.02.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 15.02.2020
There will be organisms without biological parents
There will be organisms without biological parents
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. Every living creature on earth has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on - representing an unbroken line of ancestry all the way back to the very first organisms that lived here billions of years ago.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.02.2020
Breakthrough Listen scans Milky Way Galaxy for beacons of civilization
Artist's concept of a nearby civilization signaling Earth after observing our planet crossing in front of the sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.02.2020
Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in the atmospheres of nearby worlds
Earth’s cousins: Upcoming missions to look for ’biosignatures’ in the atmospheres of nearby worlds
Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets , including dozens of terrestrial - or rocky - worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars.

Environment - 14.02.2020

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.02.2020
Analysis: Is love just a fleeting high fuelled by brain chemicals?
Attempts to reduce love down to one simple cause, whether pheromones or fate, are misguided and romantic love is more complex than simple science, explains Professor Parashkev Nachev (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2020
"Bioeconomy has many facets": Science Year 2020
A look inside the newspapers is enough to show us that, from climate change to plastic waste, humanity is confronted with enormous ecological crises which have one thing in common: fossil resources such as oil which, directly or indirectly, are contributing to the catastrophes.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.02.2020
Underestimated chemical diversity
An international team of researchers has conducted a global review of all registered industrial chemicals: some 350,000 different substances are produced and traded around the world - well in excess of the 100,000 reached in previous estimates.

Social Sciences - Career - 14.02.2020

Administration - Social Sciences - 14.02.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2020
Sussex staff help bring the City Nature Challenge to The Living Coast
The City Nature Challenge is coming to the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere ( The Living Coast ) for the first time, thanks to the efforts of staff at the University of Sussex.

Social Sciences - Law - 14.02.2020
Social Networks and the Right to Education of Rural-Urban Migrant Children in Beijing, China
Shisong Jiang successfully defended his PhD. Shisong Jiang successfully defended his PhD titled Social Networks and the Right to Education of Rural-Urban Migrant Children in Beijing, China.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 14.02.2020
Playing cupid
Playing cupid
Especially for Valentine's Day, Game Theory expert Dr Nicos Georgiou looks into the mathematics of dating.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 14.02.2020
Nexus of Excellence
Air Force partnership to fuse AI and materials research Sitting at the nexus of data science, computer vision, and machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) has the promise to provide insights f

Administration - Career - 14.02.2020
Outside analysis shows University of Minnesota competitive on administrative spending
An external review of the University of Minnesota's administrative costs showed the University to be around the median of its peers in almost all measures, and in some cases among the leaders in a wide variety of categories related to investment in mission-focused activities and staff.

Physics - Health - 13.02.2020
IRSOL, where Ticino and solar physics come together
DAML and Canton: a private and scalable platform for breaking information silos Faculty of Informatics José Ossandon (Copenhagen Business School): The concept of market (after market design) Faculty
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