Beth Kynman

SciTech’s weekly round-up #2

From zombies to spaceflight, Beth Kynman tells us what’s been happening in the world of science this week.   1. Spinach used to create working heart tissue While attempting to 3D print tissue has proved unsuccessful in the past, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute have instead used spinach to create...
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Posted Apr. 9, 2017

SciTech’s weekly round-up #1

Beth Kynman talks through her favourite science stories of the week- from life-saving surgeries to David Attenborough. 1. Sir David Attenborough has a fossil named after him Researchers at the universities of Oxford, Yale, Leicester and Imperial College London have named a 430 million-year-old fossil after the popular nature broadcaster...
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Posted Mar. 31, 2017

Emeritus Warwick Professor Wins Prestigious Book Award

Ian Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, has been awarded the Euler Book Prize by the Mathematics Association of America (MAA). The prize is awarded annually to authors of outstanding mathematical books which are eloquently written and positively impact the public view of mathematics. Stewart’s text,...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2017

Are mind controlled toys the future of Christmas?

With Warwick being such a research focused university, it’s not surprising that research here is pushing boundaries in many different disciplines: from politics and statistics to medicine and astrophysics. The School of Engineering is no stranger to making advances in its field, and now a project led by Professor Christopher...
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Posted Dec. 24, 2016

The race to Mars: Elon Musk stakes his claim

Elon Musk believes that as a species we have two options for our future: we either stay on Earth and eventually become extinct, or we become a ‘multi-planetary species’ and create a new civilisation on Mars. At an inspiring conference on the 27 September in Mexico, Musk- the co-founder of...
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Posted Oct. 10, 2016

Welcome (back) to Planet Earth: The return of Tim Peake

After being in orbit for 186 days, witnessing almost 3000 sunrises and sharing over 700 photographs, Tim Peake, the British astronaut on board the International Space Station, has had to readjust to life back on Earth after he returned on the June 18. Looking retrospectively, his mission, Principia, had two main...
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Posted Jul. 25, 2016

From spacewalks to #spacerocks

Tim Peake blasted off from Earth on the 15th December, and after being on the International Space Station (ISS) for just over one and a half months has orbited the Earth almost 500 times. He’s only partway through his six month mission but has accomplished much already; here’s a rundown...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2016

Tim Peake First Briton on International Space Station

Fifty four years since the first (Russian) man in space, and forty six years since the first (American) man on the moon, this December Tim Peake will become the first Briton to live on board the International Space Station. It seems bewildering that in the seventeen years the International Space...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2015