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Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapour can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable clouds.

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10:45 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

New research says Sodium-ion batteries are a valid alternative to Lithium-ion batteries

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In a new research paper entitled ‘Challenges of today for Na-based batteries of the future: from materials to cell metrics’, published on the 18th of September 2020 in the Journal of Power Sources, a large team of Na-ion technology expert scientists, led by WMG, at the University of Warwick (UK) analyse the prospect of NIBs taking a spot in the energy storage market.

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 06:00 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, Batteries

The first Ultra Hot Neptune LTT 9779b is one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including a group from the University of Warwick, have discovered the first Ultra Hot Neptune planet orbiting the nearby star LTT 9779.

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 16:01 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Warwick researchers investigate personalised mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients using computer simulations

Engineers from the University of Warwick are leading a project funded under the UK Research and Innovation rolling COVID-19 call to work with clinicians from the University of Nottingham over the next 18 months to investigate optimal strategies for mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients. The first results from the project have now been published in the journal Critical Care Explorations.

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 12:34 | Tags: Health, Engineering, COVID-19, Health and Medicine

Tales of Treatment highlight the benefits of grassroots public engagement for researchers

An approach to public engagement which respects grass-roots and community knowledge has an important role to play in improving our understanding of the relationship between traditional healing and Western-style medicine in low and middle-income countries, and could generate new approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance, according to a new paper published in Medical Humanities.


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