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Structures that are tense teach us design sense – says engineering book by Professor Wanda Lewis

The second edition of the book “Tension Structures: Form and Behaviour” by Professor Wanda Lewis of the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, explores design and mathematical modelling issues of non-conventional structures ranging from festival tents and venues (e.g. the O2 Arena, Umbrella Piazza in Madinah) to suspension bridge cables.

Tue 23 April 2019, 10:27 | Tags: Book, Engineering, Sciences

Double victory for WMG academy boat teams

Students at WMG Academy Coventry are celebrating a double victory after BOTH its teams won first place in a national engineering competition.

The students, all aged 14 to 19, took the top titles in their age categories in the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge. The contest invites students to design and build a model vessel capable of rescuing a helicopter in an emergency.

Thu 18 April 2019, 12:23 | Tags: Awards, WMG, WMG Academy for Young Engineers, Sciences

Warm welcome for Minerva Birmingham – new regional angel investment network launched

West Midlands business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors have welcomed the launch of a new angel investment network for the region. Minerva Birmingham, a new collaboration between Aston University, University of Birmingham and Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, held its inaugural pitching event at Aston University on 9 April.

Explosion on Jupiter-sized star ten times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun

A stellar flare ten times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter.

Wed 17 April 2019, 09:55 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy

Fanning the flames of hate - new research on links between social media and hate crime

The use of social media can help propagate already existing tensions and perhaps even push some potential perpetrators over the edge to carry out violent acts, according to new research on social media and violence against refugees in Germany presented today at the Royal Economic Society annual conference in Warwick.

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