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Body-Worn Video cameras reduce crime

Public order and assault crimes have gone down by nearly 20 per cent in a police area where all frontline officers wear Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras, according to new research from the University…

Eminent scholar Pal Ahluwalia

Pro VC honoured as eminent scholar

A Pro Vice-Chancellor from the University of Portsmouth has been honoured as an eminent scholar in the field of international studies. Professor Pal Ahluwalia received the honour from the International Studies Association (ISA)…

A scanning electron microscope image of limpet teeth

Scientists find strongest natural material

Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to man, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have discovered that limpets – small aquatic snail-like creatures with conical…

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UK losing over £98 billion to fraud

UK businesses and organisations are losing an estimated £98.6 billion to fraud and mistakes every year, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and accountancy firm,…

Waste not, want not: Professor Ashraf Labib

Better housekeeping could save councils millions

Local governments in the UK could save £168m a year by checking how many expensive software licences are actually being used and what each costs, according to new research. Many local councils are…

A 'thirst' for oil may underlie many military interventions

Crude conspiracy theories may be right

Researchers have for the first time provided strong evidence for what conspiracy theorists have long thought – oil is often the reason for interfering in another country’s war. Throughout recent history, countries which…

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New map predicts UK youth smoking

New figures released today estimate smoking rates among young people in local areas for the first time. Modelled by University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton and commissioned by Public Health England and…

Professor Darek Gorecki

Scientists identify new disease treatment path

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that means diseased muscle cells literally eat themselves to death. The researchers say this previously unrecognised mechanism could have far reaching…

A computer generated image of the SKA-MID, with 15m wide dish telescopes to track objects. When it is built, the field will also include aperture array telescopes, able to electronically point at multiple regions of the sky simultaneously. CREDIT: SKA Organisation

Cosmologists prepare to make atlas of Universe

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth are among those preparing to make the biggest map of the Universe ever created. Scientists from Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation are part of an international…

The bright spiral galaxy M51 and its fainter companion - The Survey has transformed the field of systematic galaxy analysis with accurate measurements of hundreds of parameters for hundreds of thousands of galaxies

UK astronomers share bounty of new information

– The video above shows a flythrough of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s map of the large-scale structure of the Universe. Scientists from Portsmouth today marked the end of a major era in…

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