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Solar power could become cheaper and more widespread

A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick.

Antimatter matters at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Scientists from the University of Warwick are presenting their research into the nature of antimatter at this year’s Royal Society Summer Exhibition.

Tue 05 Jul 2016, 12:55 | Tags: University of Warwick, Science, Royal Society, Exhibition, Physics

Warwick shares in £167million investment in engineering, technology & science PhDs

The University of Warwick is to receive almost £5million funding to support the next generation of engineering, technology & science researchers.

The University of Warwick is Europe’s most successful user of Hubble Space Telescope

Mysteries ranging from dying planetary systems to gigantic cosmic explosions are being unravelled by Europe’s leading users of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The competition to use this iconic space-borne telescope is extremely fierce, and in 2015 the University of Warwick’s Astrophysics Group was Europe’s most successful applicant to use the HST.

Mon 21 Dec 2015, 15:11 | Tags: Astrophysics, Space, Physics

Sperm crane their neck to turn right

Spermatozoa need to crane their necks to turn right to counteract a left-turning drive caused by the rotation of their tails, new research has found.

Led by Dr Vasily Kantsler of the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics, the researchers discovered that all sperm tails (flagella) rotate in a counter-clockwise motion as they beat to enable them to move through and against the motion of a fluid.

Tue 08 Dec 2015, 11:34 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Research, Physics

The Sun could release flares 1000x greater than previously recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests.


Led by the University of Warwick, the research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in solar flares.

Thu 03 Dec 2015, 10:39 | Tags: Sciences, Astrophysics, Space, Physics

Most Earth-like planet uninhabitable due to radiation, new research suggests

The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick has found.

The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from a superflaring Red Dwarf star, Kepler-438.

Wed 18 Nov 2015, 08:28 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Research, Physics

Asteroid ripped apart to form star’s glowing ring system

The sight of an asteroid being ripped apart by a dead star and forming a glowing debris ring has been captured in an image for the first time.

Comprised of dust particles and debris, the rings are formed by the star’s gravity tearing apart asteroids that came too close.

Wed 11 Nov 2015, 12:58 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Research, Physics

Researchers find that magnetometers have a social network where they talk about the weather

New research led by physicists at the University of Warwick has used tools designed to study social networks to gain significant new insights into the Northern Lights, and space weather – particularly the interaction of events in the sun’s atmosphere with Earth’s ionosphere.

Mon 02 Nov 2015, 11:07 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, Research, Physics

Warwick chosen to receive funding to involve public in research

The University of Warwick has been chosen to receive funding to help the public become more informed and involved in research.

Tue 15 Sep 2015, 10:35 | Tags: Sciences, Awards, Research, Physics

Dying star suffers ‘irregular heartbeats’

Some dying stars suffer from ‘irregular heartbeats’, research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has discovered.

Thu 27 Aug 2015, 11:29 | Tags: Sciences, Research, Physics

Warwick physicist picks up top award for world-leading research

University of Warwick solar physicist Professor Valery Nakariakov has received a top award from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for his ground-breaking research.

Wed 01 Jul 2015, 12:31 | Tags: University of Warwick, Awards, Physics

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