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A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

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International Day of Happiness is an apt time in the UK as we emerge from a wet and dreary winter. February saw Valentine's Day and World Chocolate Day, both reminding us of chocolate - the feel-good substance.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Decomposing a graph into Hamilton cycles

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College best publication award for 'Hamilton decompositions of regular expanders: a proof of Kelly's conjecture for large tournaments' (Advances in Mathemtics 237 (2013), 62-146)
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Robot Developments Big for Business

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Dr Nick Hawes will talk to the AI and Robotics Innovation forum today (Thursday 13 March) about the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in near-future commercial applications.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

EPS in the media - March 2014

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The sounds made by the Sun, how to protect yourself when GCHQ goes for your webcam and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

How to protect yourself when GCHQ goes for your webcam

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Dr Tom Chothia for the Conversation on news that government intelligence agency GCHQ has been intercepting and storing webcam images from 1.8 million users of Yahoo's chat service under the codename Optic Nerve
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

EPS in the media - February 2014

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A virtual reality version of a sunken submarine, the future of intelligent robotics, rail infrastructure, nuclear fusion and more...
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Newton's constant of gravitation - a physical constant too difficult to measure?

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College Best Publication Award for 'Improved Determination of G Using Two Methods'. Professor Clive Speake and coauthors recently published results of a determination of the value of Newton's constant of gravitation, G (Physics Review Letters 111,101102, 2013).
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of £2,700,000. From railways to functional materials and more...
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The Anatomy Of A Scientific Rumor

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The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the landmark discoveries of 2012 and it will be remembered forever in the history of science. The news was shared around the World within minutes of the CERN announcement. Dr Mirco Musolesi's paper 'The Anatomy of Scientific Rumor' published in Nature Scientific Reports and awarded Best Paper October 2013, presents a study of the spread of communication on Twitter around the time of the announcement and explores the increasingly important role social media takes in the communication of science and in the scholarly debate.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Explainer: Ketamine in the human world

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Ketamine has been in the news again; this time the reason is that the Government is being advised that it should be upgraded from its current status as a Class C drug (like Valium) to a Class B drug, like amphetamine or cannabis. Dr Simon Cotton explains...
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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