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18-hour year planet on edge of destruction

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type.

It means that a single year for this hot Jupiter – a gas giant similar in size and composition to Jupiter in our own solar system – passes in less than a day of Earth time.

Thu 20 Feb 2020, 09:27

HRH The Prince of Wales officially opens the NAIC

HRH The Prince of Wales today officially opened one of Europe’s largest automotive research and development facilities, the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick, in Coventry. Advanced researchers, engineers and designers based at the Centre are tackling society’s largest mobility challenges and collectively shaping the future of the global automotive industry from the heart of the United Kingdom.

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 21:04

Manels, Wanels and vacuuming - can conferences be more inclusive?

A ground-breaking collection of papers examining gender, conference participation, and academic progress across the globe has been co-edited by Warwick researcher Dr Emily Henderson. Thoughtful Gatherings, a special issue of the academic journal Gender and Education, is the first collection of gender and feminist scholarship specifically focusing on conferences and includes papers from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India.


Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors

Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40 per cent more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests. The researchers have also identified an increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in those who have experienced domestic abuse, although more research is required to determine what other factors specifically lead to an increase in their mortality.

Mon 17 Feb 2020, 10:34 | Tags: research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer

In a race to be clean and green the motor industry is changing, which has inspired 40 Warwick students to make an electric superbike to race this summer, 2020.


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