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Unlocking the history of Scapa flow

A seven-day survey to investigate the final resting place of the seven German warship wrecks at Scapa Flow, Orkney, began this week (beginning Tuesday 12th June, 2001).

Lasers put tiny objects in a spin

University of St Andrews scientists have designed a novel way of spinning the most delicate microscopic objects - from a hamster chromosome to a glass bead - without damaging them.

Centres to help solve UK conservation problems

Two research centres which will bring together environmental experts, mathematicians and wildlife statisticians to help solve some of the UK's biggest conservation problems are to be developed at the University of St Andrews.

£2.3 million to fight disease

University of St Andrews scientists have today been awarded £2.3 million to fight infections and search for new drugs for everything from tuberculosis to foot and mouth disease.