University of Nottingham

Saying sorry really does cost nothing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Economists have finally proved what most of us have suspected for a long time - when it comes to apologising, talk is cheap. According to new research, firms that simply say sorry to disgruntled customers ...

Sep 21, 2009
4.3 / 5 (7) 4

Why do plant roots grow down and not up?

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is essential for roots to grow down so they can explore the soil and maximise their water uptake. But how they know that is a question that has fascinated scientists since Darwin. Now scientists ...

Mar 08, 2012
3.2 / 5 (10) 7 | with audio podcast

New bacteria resistant materials discovered

(Phys.org) -- Using state-of-the-art technology scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. These new materials could lead ...

Aug 12, 2012
5 / 5 (9) 2 | with audio podcast