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Explained: Why water droplets ‘bounce off the walls’

University of Warwick researchers can now explain why some water droplets bounce like a beach ball off surfaces, without ever actually touching them. Now the design and engineering of future droplet technologies can be made more precise and efficient.


Mathematician identifies new tricks for the old arch in our foot

Walking and running subjects our feet to forces in excess of body weight. The longitudinal arch of the feet was thought to be the reason the feet do not deform under such load. However, researchers from the University of Warwick, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan and Yale University have illustrated that the transverse arch may be more important for this stiffness.

Wed 26 Feb 2020, 16:09 | Tags: Mathematics, Mathematics Institute, Evolution, Sciences

Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain doubled in quarter century

A review of 24 years of global research has shown opioid prescribing doubled between 1991-2015, with demand most common for chronic conditions such as chronic lower back pain, finds research involving the University of Warwick.

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 16:25 | Tags: medicine, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

Arctic's Global Seed Vault to receive 1000 types of seeds from Warwick's Vegetable Genebank

Just under 1000 seed samples from different crop species including kale, carrots and cauliflower are to be deposited at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic Norway on the 25th February 2020, from the UK Vegetable Genebank (UKVGB) at the University of Warwick Wellesbourne campus.

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 12:10 | Tags: crop centre, DEFRA, crops, UKVGB, Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Wellesbourne

UK-Australia education and research opportunities expand — Warwick Monash Alliance enters rolling agreement

The Monash Warwick Alliance — which pioneered a new model for global higher education partnerships when established in 2012— is entering a bold new era, as the two universities sign a rolling agreement with no end date, enabling more deeply embedded collaboration and wider transnational opportunities for students and staff.


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