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Not all animal traps are equal

(Phys.org) -- Large differences in the performance of spring traps used to kill mice, rats and moles, indicate considerable scope for improving the humaneness of such traps, and suggest that incentives are ...

Jul 03, 2012
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OK, computation

"It seems like Nature has some secret that lets it make complicated stuff in an effortless way," Stephen Wolfram recently told an audience at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute.

Jul 02, 2012
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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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