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October 07, 2005

Young Warwick Scientist Short Listed for National Award

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A young scientist at the University of Warwick has been short listed for a prestigious national award.

Research chemist Dr Julie Macpherson, 33, leads a research team using nanotechnology to look at chemicals' reactivity at surfaces on a molecular level. She is one of four people short listed by the Times Higher Education Supplement for its Young Researcher of the Year Award.

Bugs expose underground carbon traffic system 10 times more important than fossil fuel burning

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The flow of carbon through soil is ten times greater than the amount of carbon moved around by the burning of fossil fuel but until now how this happens was at best poorly understood. Soil was almost literally a black box to scientists interested in carbon. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have been able to shed light in that black box by getting a particular class of insects to expose the key underground carbon traffic system – by eating it.

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