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The zone will provide bespoke support to technology and science-focused small and medium enterprises.
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Whilst we think of the home as a sanctuary, in Africa, around 80% of malaria bites occur indoors at night. Preventing mosquitoes from getting indoors is a simple way of protecting people from this often lethal disease.
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We’ve helped design and build a new telescope instrument that aims to create the most extensive 3D map of the universe ever attempted.
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We’re inspiring the next generation of astronomers and cosmologists to aim for the stars! Our research and expertise shapes a number of outreach activities, delivered by our students and staff, to encourage young people to get involved in science.
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Developing world-class artificial intelligence for the medical, environmental and industrial sectors, Gliff.ai now employs 11 people after being launched as a spin-out from Durham University in 2018.
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Durham’s researchers are helping to build some of the world’s most powerful new telescopes to further our exploration of space. Our astronomers and cosmologists are also involved in major international projects that will hunt two of the universe’s most mysterious ingredients – dark matter and dark energy – and investigate how the universe formed.
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2020 was a year of transition, of changing mindsets and, most importantly, a year of evolution. Throughout this, our research continues to be translated into thriving spin-out businesses that will boost the North East economy for many years to come.
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Professor Barbara Keys, from our Department of History, looks back on the history of human rights efforts around the Olympic Games and on the rising calls to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to human rights concerns.
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In this article, Dr Benjamin Maiangwa, from our School of Government and International Affairs and Christiane Ndedi Essombe, who holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Montreal, comment on colonisation and reclaiming African identity.
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In this article, Professor Carol Adams, from our Business School, and Subhash Abhayawansa, Associate Professor in Accounting at the Swinburne University of Technology, comment on the new proposals being put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will require UK companies to report on the risks of climate change to their businesses.
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