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Closing the loop on battery manufacture

A team of polymer scientists at WMG, University of Warwick, is working on a way of making batteries more recyclable, with the aim of closing the loop on battery manufacture.

Sun 13 Feb 2022, 19:34 | Tags: Innovation Technology Science & Technology Chemistry

Enhancing urban resilience through citizen science

As 70 per cent of the world population lives in cities, improving urban resilience against disaster is paramount, and to do this effectively you need to involve the communities most affected say Professor Jon Coaffee, Politics and International Studies and Academic lead for the Global Research Priority in Sustainable Cities, University of Warwick, and Dr Vangelis Pitidis, Politics and International Studies.

Gas price spike: how UK government failures made a global crisis worse

Concerns are growing about the security of winter gas supplies, and industries reliant on gas, such as the fertiliser industry, are curtailing production, threatening various supply chains. Professor Michael Bradshaw from Warwick Business School explains.

How do we deal with more frequent heatwaves?

Now is the time to act, not only to mitigate against irreversible damage to the planet, but also look at the practicalities of the way we live in order to protect the most vulnerable, explains Dr Raquel Nunes, a public health expert specialising in the effect of heatwaves.

Supporting a zero carbon future through transport innovation

Professor David Greenwood from WMG, University of Warwick, looks ahead to COP26, the ban on sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2030 and considers how the UK could and should become a global leader in the decarbonisation of transport.

Electric Vehicles: The now, the near future and the never again

The electric vehicle revolution is speeding up, but it can only go so far without the necessary infrastructure & technology. How is research improving the range, rechargeability & affordability of electric vehicles?

Wed 05 Aug 2020, 16:00 | Tags: Engineering Innovation Technology Science & Technology

Building more resilient UK manufacturing supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how manufacturing supply chains are critical to the process of delivering products and services essential to life. Whilst a series of ‘lifeboat’ projects are needed to protect manufacturing capability in the short term, Professor Janet Godsell, from WMG, University of Warwick says now is the time for UK manufacturing supply chains to pivot and build capability for the future.

Coronavirus treatments – the opportunities and challenges of using existing drugs

Life in lockdown may not last forever but Bill Gates is probably right in saying we will not return to normal until a vaccine has been rolled out worldwide. This could be many months, if not years away. In the meantime, we provide supportive treatment to the most severely affected patients and look into our arsenal of existing drugs to treat COVID-19, explains Dr Ayfer Ali from WBS.

Wed 29 Apr 2020, 17:06 | Tags: Public Health Innovation Patient Care Business & Economy

Coronavirus: location-tracking apps could stop the disease – here’s how

New research suggests that using an app to track people’s movements and identify and isolate anyone who has come into contact with an infected person could be critical in avoiding or leaving lockdown, writes Professor Eivor Oborn from WBS.

Power up the supercapacitor!

Consider please, the supercapacitor. To the uninitiated it sounds almost like it should be featured in a comic or a piece of kit in a 1960s space adventure series. But these devices are not imaginary – they exist and may actually be the key to clean energy for future transport systems across the world.

Fri 21 Jun 2019, 14:53 | Tags: Engineering Innovation Science & Technology Chemistry

Why 2019 could be the year of another tech bubble crash

When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 it sent significant numbers of businesses to the wall. Fast forward 19 years, Professor John Colley looks at what might happen following the similar “app” boom.

Tue 15 Jan 2019, 14:46 | Tags: Finance Business Innovation Economics