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Badgers inspire 3D tracking tech

(Phys.org) -- Technology originally developed to track badgers underground could soon be used to locate people in an emergency situation such as a bomb attack or earthquake.

Jun 12, 2012
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Mobile technology to fix hand pumps in Africa

(Phys.org) -- Thousands of families affected by the ongoing drought in East Africa are set to benefit from improved water supplies thanks to innovative mobile technology designed by Oxford University.

Jun 11, 2012
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Warming turns tundra to forest

(Phys.org) -- In just a few decades shrubs in the Arctic tundra have turned into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate, creating patches of forest which, if replicated across the tundra, would significantly ...

Jun 04, 2012
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Is 'Tudor England' a myth?

(Phys.org) -- The term ‘Tudor’ was hardly used in the 16th Century and its obsessive  modern use by historians and writers generally gives us a misleading  impression of the period, an ...

May 29, 2012
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Project to examine 'Yeti' DNA

(Phys.org) -- A new collaboration between Oxford University and the Lausanne Museum of Zoology will use the latest genetic techniques to investigate organic remains that some have claimed belong to the ‘Yeti’ ...

May 23, 2012
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'More carrot, less stick' needed to regulate the press

A new report published by Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) argues that a 'carrot rather than stick' approach might be recommended in the framing of any future press regulation.

May 01, 2012
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