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Coronavirus nanoscience: the tiny technologies tackling a global pandemic

Posted on 9 October 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Josh Davies, School of Chemistry The world-altering coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to be just 60 nanometres to 120 nanometres in size. This is so mind bogglingly small that you could fit more than 400 of these virus particles into the width of a single hair on your head. In fact, coronaviruses are so small
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Research, STEM

Social distancing is making public transport worse for the environment than cars – here’s how to fix it

Posted on 16 September 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Thomas Woolley, Lecturer at School of Mathematics, and Joshua Moore, Lucy Henley, and Timothy Ostler, PhD students at School of Mathematics. During lockdown, travel restrictions caused car and public transport use to plummet across the UK. On April 12 2020, the number of daily trips by car fell to 22%, compared to a typical day
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PGR Journeys, Research

The power of following your heart: A PhD journey

Posted on 1 September 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Every PhD journey is different, and here at the Doctoral Academy Blog we aim to bring you a wide range of stories that reflect the diversity of the PhD experience. Some researchers hit the ground running and never look back; some have struggles along the way; and others take a while to get to the
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Research, STEM

Four ways people stuck at home became armchair naturalists during lockdown

Posted on 19 August 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Rebecca Young and Jordan Patrick Cuff, School of Biosciences Who could have imagined that being confined to our homes would bring so many people closer to nature? With one-third of the world under lockdown at one point, a record number of people pitched in to help citizen science projects gather information about the natural world.
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