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UK students and French senior citizens beat loneliness in lockdown together

Students at the UK’s University of Warwick are spending their lockdown chatting online with elderly people in France, bridging intergenerational and international divides in a time marked by isolation.


Identified: A mechanism that protects plant fertility from stress

As Temperatures rise due to global warming the need to protect plants from stressful conditions has increased, as stress can cause a loss in yield and cause further impact economically. A consortium led by the University of Warwick have successfully identified two proteins that protect crops from stress, which is key in safeguarding food production.

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 10:08 | Tags: Plants, climate change, School of Life Sciences, Evolution, Sciences

Royal Academy of Engineering announces new Lord Bhattacharyya bursary winners for students in the West Midlands

Students across the West Midlands have been awarded a series of bursaries as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme. The Winners have been announced on the second anniversary of death Lord Bhattacharyya and the programme is named in is honour

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 08:20 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, Education

Heavy rain affects object detection by autonomous vehicle LiDAR sensors

All high-level AVs rely heavily on sensors, and in the paper, ‘Realistic LiDAR with Noise Model for Real-Tim Testing of Automated Vehicles in a Virtual Environment’, published in the IEEE Sensors Journal, researchers from the Intelligent Vehicles Group at WMG, University of Warwick have specifically simulated and evaluated the performance of LiDAR sensors in rain.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 11:37 | Tags: automotive, WMG, autonomous vehicles, LiDAR, Sciences

Human rights law can provide a transparent and fair framework for vaccine allocations, researchers suggest.

As Governments around the world wrestle with the question of designing a fair system to allocate their COVID-19 vaccine supplies for maximum protection against the pandemic, a team of researchers led by Dr Sharifah Sekalala of Warwick Law School propose that existing human rights legal principles should guide their thinking and outline a model of an ethical intersectional distribution scheme based on human rights legal principles.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 11:04

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