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The sticky situation regarding space debris

Thu 09 July 2020

Many of the things we take for granted in the modern world rely heavily on satellites in space. But as they become redundant or fail, many become space debris and risk damaging other satellites. James Blake from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group explores the growing need to safeguard satellites against the hazards they face on a daily basis.

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Building more resilient UK manufacturing supply chains

Wed 06 May 2020

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.

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Teach your kids STEM at home - tips from real engineers

Mon 30 March 2020

Now that schools across the UK are closed due to Covid-19, the challenge is on for parents to keep their children educated. Or failing that – just keep them occupied. The outreach team from WMG, University of Warwick, are on hand with some fun, creative STEM learning opportunities available online.

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Scanning for the truth

Wed 21 August 2019

Using high resolution digital scanning technology and 3D printing has transformed the way the police collect and present evidence in criminal investigations, and resulting trials, in recent years. Professor Mark Williams at WMG, University of Warwick, explains how his collaboration with West Midlands Police has led to the Forensic Centre for Digital Scanning and 3D Printing, officially launched this year.

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Plastics of the future

Tue 21 May 2019

Plastics are used everywhere in our life. They are made into everything from spoons to electronics covers, and countless other things in between. They are considered as one of the most fantastic inventions in human history. But what can we do now we are realising that plastics are not really that fantastic?

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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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