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Will ‘electronic DNA’ replace passwords?

According to new research, the way we interact with our technology could be the key to securing our gadgets in future. A team from the University of Oxford says that our physical behaviour – including how quickly we type and how we hold our phones – is unique and can be quantified. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Random House

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring an editor of history and classics, while John Wiley & Sons is seeking a marketing manager. Random House needs a web developer, and Sourcebooks is on the hunt for a web/graphic designer. Get...Show More Summary

Scientists Discover Pot Makes You Paranoid

In a groundbreaking study, Oxford University researchers found that pot can on occasion make you paranoid, in affirmation of the experiences of everyone who has ever smoked, talked to someone who smokes, or watched a movie about smoking. Read more...

Flare Pan is claimed to be 40 percent more energy-efficient than regular cookware

When the University of Oxford's Dr. Thomas Povey was on a mountaineering trip several years ago, he became acutely aware of how much fuel was required to boil water using his conventional cookware. This inspired the professor of engineering to develop a new type of cooking pan, that would make better use of available heat. Show More Summary

Harvard, Oxford Face-Off Over Benefits of Cholesterol Drugs

A nasty fight that pits big-name scientists at Harvard University and the University of Oxford against each other on the effectiveness of a multibillion-dollar class of drugs may be headed toward a settlement by month’s end. The trans-Atlantic...Show More Summary

New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays

A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display. Show More Summary

An Oxford Rocket Scientist Has Designed A Better Saucepan

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The "Flare" Pan is a saucepan designed by University of Oxford engineer Thomas Povey that borrows design aspects from jet and rocket engines to burn hotter and more quickly than a conventional pan would over the same flame. It also looks pretty space age-y, which we can obviously get behind. Read more...

A rocket scientist at Oxford University is designing better cookware

What do rocket scientists do in their spare time? Design cookware, apparently. A Oxford University professor has created a new kind of saucepan that heats up 30-percent faster than traditional cookware. He calls it "Flare," and it borrows from the...

Images created with nano-pixels are smaller than the width of a human hair

A group of Oxford University scientists have accidentally created a new display technology -- one that could enable a new era of smart glasses, bendable displays and even artificial retinas. The team refers to its discovery as 'nano-pixels;' it's a...

British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans.

Meat-eaters are twice as bad for the environment as vegetarians: study

Here's some meaty news: Carnivores are twice as bad for the Earth as vegetarians, a new study out of Oxford University found.

Same genes drive maths and reading ability

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King's College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits. read more

Partial knee replacement safer than total knee replacement

Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: read more

Mathematical model illustrates our online 'copycat' behavior

Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying our friends and relying on 'best-seller' lists. read more

DNA links 'Yeti hair' to prehistoric polar bear

An Oxford University team analyzed dozens of hair samples from various cryptozoological creatures. Scientists matched two samples supposedly from a Yeti to a 40,000-year-old bear that experts thought died off years ago.

Tutankhamun

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, opens its summer exhibition Discovering Tutankhamun on 24 July. Howard Carter’s original records, drawings and photographs of the search for and discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb will be on display, together with objects from ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period (c. Show More Summary

University of Oxford 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation's 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium concludes today with these speakers and papers: David Gamage (UC-Berkeley), On Double-distortion Arguments, Distribution Policy, and the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments Discussant: Jacob Nussim (Bar-Ilan) Joerg Paetzold (Salzburg), Unwilling, Unable or Uninformed to Cheat? Tax Evasion vVa...

University of Oxford 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation's 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium continues today with these speakers and papers: David Weisbach (Chicago), International Capital Taxation Discussant: Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) Chris...Show More Summary

University of Oxford 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation's 8th Annual Academic Tax Symposium kicks off today with these speakers and papers: Joel Slemrod (Michigan), Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State Diesel Taxes (with Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia), Justin Marion (UC-Santa Cruz) & Erich...

New Software Can Spot Rare Genetic Diseases From Family Photographs

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Spotting rare genetic disease is, by definition, a little tricky. But now a team of scientists from the University of Oxford has developed software that can spot such conditions by analyzing family photographs. Read more...

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