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University research analysis

University research analysis

Popular Life Science Research Areas Universities undertake a huge variety of life science research. Often in partnership with commercial companies, or striving to commercialise the results themselves. But what are the most popular categories of research? At...
Nano Car Race

Nano Car Race

The world’s smallest car race After a four year pause since the last meeting, the 2022 Nano Car Race is on.  Eight international teams compete to race their nano cars on an impossibly small track, with the race only visible under a Scanning Tunneling Microscope. The...
Father of Cardiology

Father of Cardiology

Pioneering ECG work Generally recognised as the father of cardiology, Thomas Lewis was born on Boxing day 1881 in Wales. Determined to become a doctor, he graduated in 1900 from University College Cardiff. Two years later he gained a position at University College...
Galileos Birthday

Galileos Birthday

Galileo’s genius Widely regarded as the father of modern Physics, Galileo’s birthday was the 15th February 1564 in Pisa, Italy.  Almost becoming a musician or a catholic priest, Galileo chanced upon a maths lecture at university and became fascinated with...
Vitamin D difficiency and Covid

Vitamin D difficiency and Covid

Vitamin D difficiency and Covid study Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Epidemiological risk factors for vitamin D deficiency include greater skin pigmentation, low sun exposure, use of skin-covering clothes, and a diet low in fish and dairy products....
Nuclear fusion self heating

Nuclear fusion self heating

Nuclear Fusion Research The dream of virtually endless clean energy comes closer, as researchers claim nuclear fusion self heating was achieved under laboratory conditions.   The main goal of nuclear fusion is that it will create more energy than it takes to produce....