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Thermonuclear blast sends supernova survivor star hurtling across the Milky Way

An exploding white dwarf star blasted itself out of its orbit with another star in a ‘partial supernova’ and is now hurtling across our galaxy, according to a new study from the University of Warwick's Astrophysics Group.It opens up the possibility of many more survivors of supernovae travelling undiscovered through the Milky Way, as well as other types of supernovae occurring in other galaxies that astronomers have never seen before.

Wed 15 Jul 2020, 10:15 | Tags: Astrophysics, Sciences

International Conference of Women in Engineering postponed until 2021

It was announced in May last year (2019) that the University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for September 2020, however due to the current COViD-19 pandemic the event has been pushed back to 2021.

The conference was previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 will now return to Warwick on 1-4 September 2021.

Mon 13 Jul 2020, 10:31 | Tags: women, Engineering, Coventry, School of Engineering, STEM, Sciences

Warwick Moto superbike designs unveiled

Warwick Moto team have unveiled the plans for how their electric superbike, called Aurora will look when she’s ready to race.


An ethical eye on AI - new mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices

Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices - an ethical eye on AI.

Wed 01 Jul 2020, 09:11 | Tags: robotics, Mathematics, Mathematics Institute, AI, Sciences

Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted

New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 09:27 | Tags: climate change, School of Life Sciences, Sciences

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