Tag Archive for 'University of Warwick'

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

Strawberries are good for you

July 4th, 2012 by University of Warwick

Strawberries, the traditional summer treat associated with Wimbledon could be serving up some unexpected health benefits. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on our cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Professor Paul Thornalley from Warwick Medical School heads the team that […]

Molecular Solar Ltd to develop low cost and recyclable organic photovoltaic technology

May 26th, 2011 by University of Warwick

Molecular Solar Ltd. a spinout company from the University of Warwick , announced on 25 May 2011 a plan to raise a further £5 million in investment to create its own bespoke technology facility to help bring its technology to the market place. The plan builds on the company’s recent success in gaining venture capital, […]

University of Warwick researchers develop golden window electrodes for organic photovoltaic cells

April 6th, 2011 by University of Warwick

Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. Contrary to what one might expect, these electrodes have the potential to be relatively cheap since the thickness of gold used is only 8 billionths of a metre. This ultra-low thickness means that even at […]

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust offers conservation training courses

February 28th, 2011 by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey is offering a variety of courses between April and December 2011. Durrell has been running courses in good conservation practice since 1979, when Gerald Durrell created what he called “a mini-university”. We have trained more than 2700 from 128 countries in the management of endangered species and habitat […]

One hundred percent of most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping could be recycled by new technique

December 17th, 2010 by University of Warwick

On average we each consume 120 grammes of plastic wrapping on Christmas gifts most of which is of a type which is almost impossible to recycle. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a new technique which could process 100% of Christmas and other household plastic instead of the tiny fraction that currently […]

Material prosperity is pointless in the face of a decline in emotional prosperity

November 24th, 2010 by Professor Andrew Oswald

Emotional prosperity in Europe is falling, and this troubling fact needs to be faced by the European governments. That is the conclusion from a new research report from the University of Warwick which documents cross-country evidence on psychological health and mental well-being. The study “Emotional Prosperity and the Stiglitz Commission” by Andrew Oswald, professor of […]