Why does liquid stay in a horizontally turned straw, but not in a glass?

Posted on 26th October 2016

A team of researchers including Professor Dirk Aarts from Oxford University’s Department of Chemistry has been investigating this peculiar phenomenon – one that’s ‘surprisingly difficult’ to explain from a scientific point of view.

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Why there’s a handpump in an Oxford car park.

Posted on 24th October 2016

Oxford University’s Smart Handpump research has seen the development of technology and techniques to improve water security for the poor. Recently, collaborators from Geography and Engineering hosted a seminar showcasing their innovative work.

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Equitable access is key to meeting water, sanitation and hygiene targets

Posted on 20th October 2016

Oxford University’s Dr Katrina Charles explores the challenge of realising the Sustainable Development Goals for WASH in a blog for the Conversation.

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Studying water processes at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Posted on 19th October 2016

Earlier this year, Oxford DPhil student Homero Paltan travelled to California to spend a summer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here he recounts his experience.

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