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Breakthrough in cloud-free surveillance technology set to provide enhanced crop intelligence for UK’s agriculture sector

The University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research has been awarded £200,000 in funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to develop and bring to market its ClearSky technology in partnership with Agrimetrics, who operate a Data Marketplace for...

Pandemic increases dietary health inequalities in the East of England

Initial findings from a new study by a team of researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC EoE), has...

Gold in the cosmos is an astronomical mystery

A new study of galaxy evolution, published in The Astrophysics Journal, reveals unexplained quantities of gold in the cosmos, posing an astronomical mystery. Researchers working on the project say their...

Only the nose knows: New international network explores how odours lead to actions

The University of Hertfordshire is part of a groundbreaking new international research network dubbed Odor2Action, led by CU Boulder. The work is aimed at understanding how animals use information from...

Super-Earth planets detected orbiting nearby star

A system of super-Earth planets – possibly rocky worlds, somewhat heavier than Earth, has been detected orbiting the nearby star Gliese 887....

Plants use microbes to protect themselves from deadly roundworms

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and the Indian Institute of Agricultural Research have found that plants protect their roots from pathogens by recruiting microorganisms....

Powdery mildew prediction tool gives real boost to UK strawberry industry

Experts at the University of Hertfordshire, in collaboration with Agri-tech Services, have created a web-based, real-time system for calculating when to use fungicides to control the growth of strawberry powdery...

Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation

Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emission....

Labelling solutions business drives growth through product testing at the University

Welwyn Garden City based business, Silver Fox, explain how the University and it's engineering department have supported them with successful product testing....

£3.5 million climate change fund established to shake agri-food sector

A consortium of leading scientific research and academic institutions have come together to identify innovative solutions to tackle climate change linked to the agri-food sector....

Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership contributes significant research to the life sciences industry

University of Hertfordshire PhD student James Fortune is in his second year of a Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP), contributing significant research to the life sciences industry on behalf of...

A decision-support system for the NHS

As the UK population ages, and demand for health care continues to exceed supply, NHS managers need to be able to make the most out of scarce resources....

RGH Rubber strengthens commercial capacity through Knowledge Transfer Partnership

RGH Rubber, a manufacturer, convertor and distributer of foam and tape technologies, was able to strengthen its commercial capacity and internal processes by engaging in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with...

Novel drug technology developed at the University of Hertfordshire

Fluid Pharma, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and IP Group, are developing a novel controlled-release liquid drug formulation which will transform drug intake methods for the elderly and...

Partnership forging the way in pharmaceutical product design methodologies

We have launched a three year Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Consort Medical – Bespak Drug Delivery Devices, a global market leader in the development and manufacturing of drug delivery devices....

Abigail Martin takes her health technology research global

University of Hertfordshire PhD student Abigail Martin has returned from the trip of a lifetime, after exhibiting her cutting-edge health technology research across the world....

Knowledge Transfer Partnership revolutionises debt collection

The University's collaboration with local Hertfordshire business Advanced Collection Systems (ACS) results in the development of a custom built cutting-edge software system to aid debt collection....