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Environment - Jul 20
Under warmer conditions, plants can take up more carbon dioxide by using carbon more efficiently for growth, shows a new study. Plants take in - or ‘fix' - carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis. Some of the carbon is used for plant growth, and some of it is used in respiration, where the plant breaks down sugars to get energy.
Physics - Jul 19

The awards recognise work in controlling individual atoms, tackling sexual harassment issues in higher education and designing solar energy devices.

Innovation - Jul 18

A new system for monitoring fetal movements in the womb, developed by Imperial researchers, could make keeping an eye on high-risk pregnancies easier.

Civil Engineering - Jul 16

For nearly 30 years, Letitia Chitty was a member of the Civil Engineering Department and now features in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Medicine - Jul 16

Imperial researchers are looking to protein fragments to help people build up resistance to grass pollen.

Life Sciences - Jul 18

In this edition: science on show at the Royal Society, centuries-long traditions in birdsong, and DJing with the sounds of space.

Medicine - Jul 17

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.

Environment - Jul 16

Preventing reservoir evaporation during droughts with floating balls may not help conserve water overall, due to the water needed to make the balls.

Medicine - Jul 15

Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat.

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