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Diamonds are for everything

Tue 27 June 2017

A diamond is a rare and precious find which has been treasured by humans for thousands of years. It’s the gift of love; a luxury product; an iconic badge of the glamourous. Or is it more important than that? Researchers at the University of Warwick, and collaborating universities across the UK, are proving that a diamond is much more than just a sparkly bauble. Scientists can grow synthetic diamond in the lab with the vision of using it in a huge range of innovative applications.

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Trump, Twitter and diplomacy

Tue 31 January 2017

‘Diplomacy is the application of intelligence and tact to the conduct of official relations between the governments of independent states,’ according to Sir Ernest Satow, British diplomat and Japanologist who published A Guide to Diplomatic Practice in 1917. So what would Sir Ernest make of the last few months in world politics?

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Mind-controlled Scalextric

Tue 15 March 2016

It's British Science Week and academics from the Faculty of Science will be showing thousands of young people the exciting things they get up to in the lab, at the Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair. What happens when you control a Scalextric car with your mind?

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The chemistry in your tablet

Tue 15 March 2016

It's British Science Week and academics from the Faculty of Science will be showing thousands of young people the exciting things they get up to in the lab, at the Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair. Discover the chemical processes going on inside your tablet.

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Can we predict our political future?

Wed 01 April 2015

As our understanding of big data grows, can we harness its power to predict the future? At the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC), Adam Tsakalidis is researching how to best unlock the secrets of our political future using the ever growing big data source, social media.

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Does digital have to be disruptive?

Sun 01 June 2014

Personal data and kick-starting the personal data economy are what makes Professor Irene Ng tick, both in research and practice. But how can we make better use of this data as technology evolves and markets change as a result? In this interview she explains more about her current project, the first human-centric database - the Hub-of-All-Things. Words by Gareth B Jenkins.