Tag Archive for 'University of Oxford'

Building Integrated solar PV sector company receives financial boost

February 13th, 2013 by Oxford Photovoltaics

Cleantech investment specialists MTI Partners Ltd has announced the completion of a £2 million investment round in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (OPV), an Oxford University spin-out Materials/Cleantech company commercializing solid-state dye sensitized solar cells for the Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) sector. These new, transparent solar cells can be produced from inexpensive, abundant, nontoxic and non-corrosive materials […]

Vegetarian diet can reduce people’s risk of heart disease by up to a third

January 30th, 2013 by University of Oxford

The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a study from the University of Oxford. Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in developed countries, and is responsible for 65,000 deaths each year in the UK alone. The […]

Great tit, Parus major, vulnerable to newly arrived strain of bird virus

December 21st, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

A new strain of avian pox is taking its toll on garden birds in Britain. Three papers (1,2,3) on this avian pox have been published recently in PLOS ONE. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), University of Oxford, the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and RSPB report on the impact avian pox is […]

Efficient low cost solar cells can be printed directly onto glass

November 16th, 2012 by Oxford Photovoltaics

Oxford researchers have developed a photovoltaic (PV) technology that has the potential to deliver low cost, efficient solar cells that can be readily incorporated into glass building facades. Results published in the journal Science promise to provide the lowest cost-performance photovoltaic solution on the market. The technology makes use of a simple manufacturing process with […]

Oxford University Society Guernsey branch host lecture on earthquakes on 2 May 2012 at St James

April 24th, 2012 by Oxford University Society Guernsey Branch

Dr Richard Walker from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford will provide an illustrated lecture at St James Concert & Assembly Hall beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 2 May 2012 addressing the challenges of earthquakes in urban society. This public lecture costs £10 per person but is free for students. […]

Greenhouse gases significantly increasing likelihood of extreme weather events in the UK

February 16th, 2011 by WWF

In response to the University of Oxford’s study, “Anthropogenic greenhouse gas contribution to flood risk in England and Wales in autumn 2000,” Keith Allott, Head of Climate Change at WWF-UK said “this study, shows clearly that even at current levels, greenhouse gases are significantly increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events right here in the […]

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased UK flood risk in 2000

February 16th, 2011 by University of Oxford

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased the odds of damaging floods occurring in England and Wales in Autumn 2000 according to new research published in the journal Nature this week. Although the precise magnitude is still uncertain, the researchers found a 2-in-3 chance that the odds were increased by about a factor […]