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September 03, 2009

Racing car puts researcher in pole position for British Science Association award

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

An environmentally friendly racing car has helped propel University of Warwick researcher Dr Kerry Kirwan to the award of a prestigious British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture.


May 22, 2009

Wings that waggle could cut aircraft emissions by 20%

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

Wings which redirect air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20% according to research by the University of Warwick funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Airbus.


March 12, 2009

£3.4 million programme to find solar cells you can wear, bend or even spray on

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/16334_million_programme/

The University of Warwick is to lead a consortium of eight UK universities in a new £3.4 Million programme to develop technologies that will lead to a new generation of solar ceils that you can not only wear, fold, bend, but you can also even spray onto surfaces.


August 18, 2008

Lord Bhattacharyya Predicts Hospital Robots In Speech On Receiving Indian Award

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

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director of WMG at the University of Warwick, has predicted that patients could in future find themselves face to face with a robot when they first arrive in hospital thanks to research work by his team.

He made the prediction in a speech today, Monday 18th August, in a ceremony in which he received an honorary doctorate of sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.


April 04, 2007

Warwick students to power space satellite

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

Bill Crofts and student, Kennith Leong, talk about the project they are involved in to design and build power supply systems for a moon orbiting satellite planned for launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2011.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

Background about the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) mission proposed by the Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative (SSETI)
What Warwick students are working on
Technology involved
Challenges that have been faced
Sponsorship and taking equipment into live space missions
Timescales involved in this project and propulsion methods
Warwick students’ involvement in the future
The purpose of the satellite’s mission
The American satellite, ASMO and NASA’s interest
What will happen to the satellite after its mission
What the students gain from the project and its aims
Kennith’s view on the student experience
Future engineering projects
Space exploration, what’s next
Brief overview and summary of the opportunities this project offers to students


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