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Favela communities made more resilient against COVID-19 with citizen data

A team of international development researchers, working with some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Brazil and Colombia to mitigate the effects of natural hazards, have adapted their project to help strengthen those communities’ resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Aquatic robots can remove contaminant particles from water

Scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick, led by Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.

Mon 10 Aug 2020, 11:36 | Tags: Computers, WMG, Environment, ocean, BIOTECHNOLOGY, Sciences

Grasshopper jumping on Bloch sphere finds new quantum insights

New research at the University of Warwick has (pardon the pun) put a new spin on a mathematical analogy involving a jumping grasshopper and its ideal lawn shape. This work could help us understand the spin states of quantum-entangled particles.

Mon 10 Aug 2020, 09:59 | Tags: Computer Science, Quantum physics, Sciences

Problem gamblers report high rates of gambling legally as children

Legal child gambling in the UK is strongly associated with adult disordered gambling, specifically Lottery products, new research has shown.

Wed 05 Aug 2020, 15:05 | Tags: psychology, Addiction, gambling, Sciences

Warwick Hosts another year of the Data Science for Social Good programme

This summer the University of Warwick, together with the Alan Turing Institute, is hosting the Data Science for Social Good (DSSGx UK) summer project programme for the second time. This year’s summer project programme has gone ahead in spite of challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with highly talented Data Scientists from all over the world, from the UK, Poland, USA, Canada, Columbia, China, Romania and Mexico coming together (virtually) to work on two high-impact projects with Ofsted and World Bank.

 


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