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A technique that could help build large structures in space and give ‘space junk’ a new lease of life is being trialled by a team of scientists led by the University of Derby.

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Garment workers and their employers are taking part in a research project which aims to promote more responsible business practices. The project involves a team of researchers from the University of Derby, University of Essex, Manchester Metropolitan University and Universal College Bangladesh.

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The University of Derby's Dr Stefano Valvano and his team working on the AETHER project have received a High Commendation at this year's Hydrogen Awards.

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New scientific research published by leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation and the University of Derby has revealed that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by almost 10%.

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Researchers at the University of Derby are working with Moors for the Future Partnership on a major long-term study into the effectiveness of different approaches to peatland restoration in the Peak District.  

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Research events

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Tree Cultures at Kew will bring together researchers and professionals from the arboreal humanities to explore how we understand and regard the value of trees in the cultural imagination. 

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The Song Community Festival is a half-day programme which will consist of singing, workshops and talks. The Song Community website will also be launched.

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