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Faint orbital debris that threatens satellites not being monitored closely enough, warn astronomers

University of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris they detected could not be matched to known objects in public satellite catalogues.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:06 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

New rural healthcare inequalities as mobile phones replace friendships?

A new study led by Warwick University's Dr Marco J Haenssgen has demonstrated how mobile phones can support access to healthcare in developing countries, but at the risk that the poorest are deprived of support. Published in the prestigious journal World Development, the researchers highlight the complexities of technological change and caution against over-enthusiastic medical interventions that aim to promote health through mobile phones.

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 15:40 | Tags: Health, research, Global Development, Health and Medicine

Lockdown seriously affecting the mental health of informal carers, new study finds.

CEDAR's Professor Peter Langdon has been one of a team documenting the mental health of informal carers of children and adults with intellectual disability during the coronavirus pandemic. The research has found that carers of adults and children with intellectual disability were five times more likely to report severe anxiety and between four and ten times more likely to report major depression than parents of children without intellectual disability.


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

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