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Scientists discover, climb and describe the world's tallest tropical tree

Scientists discover, climb and describe the world's tallest tropical tree

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Scientists in the UK and Malaysia have discovered the world's tallest tropical tree, and possibly the tallest flowering plant, measuring over 100 metres high - laid down, it would extend beyond both goals on a football pitch.
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Brexit threat to Sam's legacy in EU children's brain tumour research

Brexit threat to Sam's legacy in EU children's brain tumour research

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A leading expert in childhood cancer is warning that life-saving changes to European clinical trials regulations that were inspired by the story of a young brain tumour patient of his, won't benefit children in the UK after Brexit.
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This Year
Paving the way for sustainable roads

Paving the way for sustainable roads

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Engineers at Nottingham could help transform Thai roads by developing cheaper and more sustainable materials.A research project exploring the use of natural rubber as a cheaper alternative to synthetic products in bitumen has led to a collaboration between The Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), at the University of Nottingham, and the Department of Rural Roads (DRR) in Thailand.
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This Year
University of Nottingham welcomes new Council members

University of Nottingham welcomes new Council members

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The University of Nottingham Council today welcomed leading figures in business, technology and healthcare as new members to its Council, the body that helps to steer the strategy for one of the most successful universities in the country.
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This Year
Coffee collaboration has all the elements for the perfect blend

Coffee collaboration has all the elements for the perfect blend

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Chemistry and the art of coffee making have been blended by the University of Nottingham to create an exclusive new roast, 'Poliakoffee' that is launched across campus today (1st April).
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This Year
Get her off my screen – female reality contestants prove unpopular with viewers

Get her off my screen – female reality contestants prove unpopular with viewers

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Female contestants in the reality show Big Brother are unpopular among viewers in countries across the globe, according to a new study.
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This Year
Tightening security on the Internet of Things

Tightening security on the Internet of Things

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The University of Nottingham is to be part of UK Government's wider initiative to become a world leader in tackling cyber threats.
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This Year
Artificial intelligence can predict premature death, study finds

Artificial intelligence can predict premature death, study finds

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Computers which are capable of teaching themselves to predict premature death could greatly improve preventative healthcare in the future, suggests a new study by experts at the University of Nottingham.
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This Year
New trial to investigate how tinnitus can affect concentration

New trial to investigate how tinnitus can affect concentration

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Hearing experts are calling for volunteers to take part in new research to investigate how tinnitus – often referred to as ringing in the ears ¬– can affect the cognitive wellbeing of people who experience it, and their ability to concentrate.
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This Year
X-rays reveal termites' self-cooling, self-ventilating, self-draining skyscrapers

X-rays reveal termites' self-cooling, self-ventilating, self-draining skyscrapers

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New insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient self-sustaining buildings for humans.Many species of termite, whose societies are built on hierarchies of kings, queens, workers, and soldiers, live in towering nests that are ventilated by a complex system of tunnels.
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This Year
Are natural fibres really better for the environment than microplastic fibres? A new study questions the impact of this plastic alternative

Are natural fibres really better for the environment than microplastic fibres? A new study questions the impact of this plastic alternative

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Researchers from the University of Nottingham have found a much higher percentage of 'natural' fibres than microplastic fibres in freshwater and atmospheric samples in the UK.
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This Year
Losing her Voice – a new interactive opera explores the cult of celebrity

Losing her Voice – a new interactive opera explores the cult of celebrity

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A new interactive opera inspired by America's first true superstar – Geraldine Farrar, will let the audience be part of the performance, thanks to the collaborative efforts of experts in music and computer science from the University of Nottingham and Lakeside Arts.
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This Year
Cutting-edge fingerprint technology could help in the fight against knife crime

Cutting-edge fingerprint technology could help in the fight against knife crime

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A new fingerprint technique capable of producing high-resolution images from the most challenging of metal surfaces, including knives and firearms - is already attracting interest from detectives working on cold cases. Experts at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the University of Derby, are using highly sensitive, non-destructive Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS) to develop high resolution fingerprint images from surfaces conventional fingerprint imaging fails to pick up at all.
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This Year
Caterpillars could hold the secret to new treatment for Osteoarthritis

Caterpillars could hold the secret to new treatment for Osteoarthritis

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A substance from a fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new treatment hope for sufferers of osteoarthritis according to new research. Cordycepin?is an active compound isolated from the caterpillar fungus Cordyceps militaris and has proved to be effective in treating osteoarthritis by blocking inflammation in a new way, through reducing a process called polyadenylation.The research was undertaken by scientists from the University of Nottingham and supported by funding from Versus Arthritis. The findings have been published today in Scientific Reports.
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This Year
Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

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Students and staff from the University of Nottingham swapped their lab coats for aprons and rose to the annual charity bake off challenge this week, producing a variety of unusual and creative cakes with an animal theme.
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This Year
Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery

Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery

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More needs to be done to tackle modern slavery in supply chains in Brazil – one of the world's biggest suppliers of beef and an important source of timber.
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This Year
Tech giants do not face enough competition – reducing consumer choice and innovation

Tech giants do not face enough competition – reducing consumer choice and innovation

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Digital economy expert plays role in an independent review of digital competition in the UK
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This Year
Researchers hunt for sustainable alternatives to shark compound used in vaccines

Researchers hunt for sustainable alternatives to shark compound used in vaccines

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With an estimated 100 million sharks killed globally each year, concerns are growing over the long-term survival of the deep-sea predators. Sharks are valued for squalene, a compound found in shark liver and used in health supplements and cosmetics. Squalene is also used in formulations of human vaccine adjuvants, which boost the body's immune system. The University of Nottingham has been selected to partner with the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and biotech company, Amyris Inc. to find sustainable alternatives to shark squalene to use as vaccine adjuvants.
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This Year
World's smallest periodic gift for super-heavy scientist

World's smallest periodic gift for super-heavy scientist

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The face of Professor Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him, has been shrunk to be smaller than a fibre of wool for a special gift created to mark his visit to the University of Nottingham.
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This Year
Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages

Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages

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A new green technology to generate electricity from discarded cocoa pod husks is set to benefit African farming communities currently with little or no access to grid power. The project, led by the University of Nottingham, aims to spawn an entirely new bio-fuel industry that would also improve socio-economic stability for cocoa producers in rural Ghana.
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This Year
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