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Likelihood of space super-storms estimated from longest period of magnetic field observations

A ‘great’ space weather super-storm large enough to cause significant disruption to our electronic and networked systems occurred on average once in every 25 years according to a new joint study by the University of Warwick and the British Antarctic Survey.

Wed 29 Jan 2020, 10:49 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Used Nissan LEAF batteries given “second life” thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

The ability to reuse high numbers of Electric Vehicle Lithium Ion batteries for domestic and industrial use is becoming a reality for Nissan thanks to a new grading system developed by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick.

Tue 21 Jan 2020, 08:53 | Tags: manufacturing, WMG, Engineering, research, Environment, Batteries, Sciences

Transparency discovered in crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity

Use of an AC rather than a DC electric field can improve the piezoelectric response of a crystal. Now, an international team of researchers say that cycles of AC fields also make the internal crystal domains in some materials bigger and the crystal transparent. The research was undertaken using world-class equipment housed within the X-ray Diffraction Research Technology Platform based in the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics.

Fri 17 Jan 2020, 09:05 | Tags: Physics, research

Stars need a partner to spin Universe’s brightest explosions

When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have found that it takes two stars to make a gamma-ray burst.

Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12:32 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

€150k European funding for University of Warwick research into cryopreservation technologies

A University of Warwick scientist is to receive €150,000 further to develop research into storing and transporting biologics by ‘freezing’ them.

Mon 13 Jan 2020, 11:23 | Tags: medicine, research, WMS, Warwick Medical School, Health and Medicine

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