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Giving back the wonders of science

Posted: 29-Apr-2020

Helping enthuse young people about the wonders of science is important to Amelia Couldrey, so three years ago she signed up to be a HR Wallingford STEM ambassador.
In this article, she explains why she got involved, what she has been doing to inspire the next generation, and how she has benefited too.
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Recent storms unearth a piece of our history

Posted: 24-Mar-2020

A laminated card that was released to monitor surface currents more than 50 years ago was returned to HR Wallingford last month. The card, probably unearthed by February’s storms, was discovered by two Dutch beachcombers near dunes on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands.
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Posted: 17-Mar-2020
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The future is bright for physical modelling

Posted: 12-Mar-2020

Predictions of the downfall of physical modelling due to improvements in computer power have been made for several decades, and yet our extensive modelling laboratories continue to operate at, or near to, full capacity. Dr David Todd explains why physical modelling of coastal and offshore structures is still relevant and necessary.

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Is tidal power on a collision course with marine wildlife?

Posted: 05-Mar-2020

As questions are asked about the impact of turbine blades on marine wildlife, scientists have developed a sophisticated fish collision model for the burgeoning tidal power industry. The model, developed by HR Wallingford, predicts collision rates more accurately than ever before by incorporating the real swimming behaviours of different species of fish for the first time. The journal of ‘Renewable Energy’ has just published a study using the model, which predicts hit-rates for silver eels at Strangford Lough near Belfast and shows how the technique can be used in the real world.

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