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02 December 2019

The real cost of returns

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest online shopping days of the year. But when you change your mind and return a product, the real cost is much more than the postage.


10 October 2019 | 15 minutes

Making Visible the Invisible: Germany's Black diaspora, 1880s -1945

Today, nearly a million Black people live in Germany. But the longer history of a Black community stretches back to the 1880s – and, until now, this story has remained largely untold.


26 July 2019 | Reading time: 6 minutes

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children suffer in slavery – and women play a key role 

The 'restavèk' system is unique to Haiti – but as Fiona de Hoog Cius explains, it carries important learnings for the global fight against modern slavery


24 June 2019

How ash could hold the key to tackling the climate crisis

Current glass-making techniques emit a huge amount of CO2. Professor Paul Bingham's research team has found a cleaner way.


13 June 2019

How adaptive gameplay can help children master arithmetic

Making games that teach effectively and play well is notoriously difficult – but our cross-discipline team is proving it can be done


16 May 2019

Why 'energy invisibility' matters – and how we could cure it

Dr Aimee Ambrose introduces her research into home heating habits, and explains how a new public engagement model could help bring climate and energy issues to life


07 May 2019

Designing a better care model for migrant mothers

Culture and communication barriers can prevent migrant women from accessing maternity care. Our work on the ORAMMA project is helping to develop a solution


03 May 2019

Making better workplaces with smart sensors and AI

Our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Mitie is turning hard-to-measure environmental factors into actionable management information – and it has the potential to boost both productivity and wellbeing


01 May 2019

Turning the food industry's waste heat into energy

Dext Heat Recovery's technology is making commercial kitchens greener and more efficient. Our expertise helped them turn their big idea into a food industry first.


25 April 2019

How we’re making algorithm policing safer and fairer

Our research has been adopted as a national standard for implementing these powerful but controversial techniques


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