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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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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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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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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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