University of Nottingham

Reducing salt in crisps without affecting the taste

Food scientists have found a way of measuring how we register the saltiness of crisps which could lead to new ways of producing healthier crisps — without losing any of the taste. The research by scientists ...

Feb 17, 2012
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A sonic boom in the world of lasers

It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of ‘laser’ for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a unique and highly useful ...

Jun 17, 2009
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Weighing up the secrets of African elephant body fat

A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue—body fat. This new information will form the basis of future ...

Jul 03, 2014
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'Junk DNA' could spotlight breast and bowel cancer

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a group of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as 'junk DNA', could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer. Their research, funded by ...

Jan 05, 2010
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Understanding interaction in virtual worlds

New cinema blockbuster, Avatar, leapt to the top of box office charts as soon as it came out — a stunning 3D realisation of an alien world. Our fascination with themes of escape to other fantastic places and the thrill ...

Dec 23, 2009
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Surviving mass extinction by leading a double life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Drifting across the world's oceans are a group of unicellular marine microorganisms that are not only a crucial source of food for other marine life -- but their fossils, which are found in abundance, provide ...

Jul 14, 2009
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