All entries for May 2007

May 31, 2007

The Culture of Genetics

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=gene.mp3

Dr Deborah Steinberg discusses the culture of genetics.

*Summary:

Truth and genes
Is genetics the new religion
Comparisons between genetics and atomic science
Genetics and personal responsibility
Genetic taxonomy and it’s implications
Genes and our understanding of humanity
Complexity and can we deal with it
Future impact of genetics on our society and culture


May 29, 2007

Economists put much higher value on loss of loved ones than Courts

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/economists_put_much/

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of London’s Institute of Education have produced new research that shows the UK court system considerably undervalues the impact of the loss of a loved one when deciding financial compensation for surviving family members.


May 25, 2007

Vision for Venice Produces Double Doctorate

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/vision_for_venice/

The University of Warwick has announced today, Friday 25th May 2007, that it will hold a special ceremony in its Venice base (the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava) to award honorary degrees to two of the most active and visionary supporters of UK links with Venice: Lady Frances Clarke and Professor Michael Mallett.


May 24, 2007

Astrophysicists find fractal image of Sun’s ‘Storm Season’ imprinted on Solar Wind

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/astrophysicists_find_fractal/

Plasma astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that key information about the Sun’s “storm season’ is being broadcast across the solar system in a fractal snapshot imprinted in the solar wind. This research opens up new ways of looking at both space weather and the unstable behaviour that affects the operation of fusion powered power plants.


University in anti–bullying appeals to schools

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_in_anti-bullying/

Researchers at the University of Warwick are appealing to local schools to take part in a ground-breaking anti-bullying project.

Academics at the University’s Department of Psychology are trialling new computer software which gives youngsters the chance to test out anti-bullying strategies in a computer-based virtual environment.


May 23, 2007

Sexual orientation affects how we navigate & find lost objects but age just targets gender

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_research_finds_sexual_orientation_affects_how_we_navigate__recall_lost_objects_but_age_just_targets_gender1/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that sexual orientation has a real effect on how we perform mental tasks such as navigating with a map in a car but that old age does not discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation and withers all men’s minds alike just ahead of women’s.


Research into Position of Poles Marks Launch of New Centre for Rights, Equality and Diversity

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_into_position/

A new research for Centre for Rights, Equality and Diversity is being launched at the University of Warwick on the evening of Thursday 24th May by University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift and leading equality figures: Kay Hampton, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality and Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Research and Data Collection at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights – but the Centre has already produced its first preliminary report on a its ongoing study of the perilous position of Polish migrants to the UK.


Amateur astronomers help keep tabs on White Dwarf overdue for massive starquake

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/amateur_astronomers_help/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have enlisted a world wide team of amateur / semi-professional astronomers to keep watch on one of the fastest spinning white dwarf stars ever found. The star is long overdue for a major eruption that will increase its brightness a thousand fold.


May 21, 2007

Gordon Brown unveils Digital Lab foundation stone

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/gordon_brown_unveils/

A major step in the building of an ultra high-tech facility at the University Of Warwick took place on Sunday 20th May when the UK’s Chancellor Gordon Brown unveiled its foundation stone.


May 16, 2007

3D technology helps us see the World through Egyptian eyes

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/3d_technology_to/

What was it like to walk round the Colosseum when the Roman Empire was at its height? How would the experience have differed from that of a tourist today? Our understanding of what life was like in bygone eras could be boosted, thanks to a new initiative aiming to depict more accurately and realistically how heritage sites may have looked in their heyday.


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