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Matthew Watkins

Matthew Watkins

Senior Lecturer in Product Design, Nottingham Trent University

Matthew's PhD focussed on Sustainable Design and Education.

His research concerns Sustainability in relation to teaching and society and he maintains a special interest in cars and the Automotive industry.

Prior to undertaking his PhD Matthew was a qualified secondary school teacher and retains links as an academic advisor for OCR in relation to 14-18 qualifications in Design and Technology. Matthew has also worked in the Automotive electronics sector as a Project Engineer and has a background also in Additive Manufacturing.

Electric Car Series

Why don't electric cars look like the future?

Jan 09, 2018 15:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Electric cars were supposed to be the future or at least look like it. So now theyre here, why do they still look like ordinary petrol and diesel cars and not dazzling props from a science fiction film. Before they hit...

Electric Car Series

End of the road for traditional vehicles? Here are the facts

Oct 10, 2017 13:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France. Sweden and Scotland will impose the ban by 2032, and Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the...

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Economy

Polish economic performance to remain solid, foreign trade expected to deteriorate in coming quarters

Polish economys all significant macro fundamentals appear quite strong. This positive impression have been affirmed by the macro statistics released this week, which included the industrial production data, labor market...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Ripple climbs to 3-week high as buying sentiments pour in, Europol warns against crypto-related risks – Thursday, September 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded flat during late European session Thursday amid lack of any major market movements ahead of the September 30 deadline for the U.S. SECs decision on the Bitcoin ETF. Also, a host of increased...

UK gilts trade mixed after August retail sales beat consensus estimates

The United Kingdoms gilts traded mixed during European session Thursday after the countrys August retail sales figures cheered market expectations, albeit down from the previous reading in July, revised higher. The...

New Zealand Q2 GDP beats market consensus, diminishes case for near-term OCR cuts

The New Zealand economy fared substantially better in the June quarter, with a 1 percent rise in GDP following gains of 0.5- 0.6 percent in each of the previous three quarters. Growth is still some way off the peaks seen...

New Zealand bonds end lower after Q2 GDP rises above market expectations

The New Zealand bonds ended lower on Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of this year, rose above market expectations, lending a weaker tone to debt prices. At the time of...

Politics

How passports evolved to help governments regulate your movement

The Trump administration is denying passports to U.S. citizens who live in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to news reports. The administration is accusing applicants of having inadequate documentation of...

Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield. Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and youre likely to come across some pretty strong views. But thats not necessarily just the nature of...

National accounts show past performance no guarantee of future results

Wednesdays GDP figures were good. Growth was up 0.9% in the June quarter and 3.4% over the past 12 months. As they say in baseball: You cant boo a home run. But you can ask how likely the batter is to do it next time....

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changing the pension age, women in parliament and the au pair saga

Michelle Grattan talks to University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini about the week in politics, including Prime Minister Scott Morrisons pilgrimage to the town of Albury, and his decision to...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Liberals' leadership spill and the controversy around au pair visas

Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party. AAP/Mick Tsikas Michelle Grattan talks with University of Canberra Deputy...

Science

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Curious Kids: how does gravity pull things down to Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation is asking young people to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find details on how to enter...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Hopes of colonising Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere and clement temperatures. However, a recent study cast doubt on the idea,...

Technology

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Price, Features: Why Did the Manufacturer Remove the Headphone Jack?

The OnePlus 6T is heavily rumored to be released on Oct. 17 and smartphone enthusiasts are awaiting confirmation from the company itself if this news has any authenticity. So far, however, the Shenzhen-based company hasnt...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, Features: Rockstar Gives Players a Sneak Peek at the Game's World

With Red Dead Redemption 2 almost a month away from gracing consoles, the anticipation for Rockstar Games western action-adventure game has been steadily building. It seems that Rockstar is leaning heavily towards the...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features: These Crazy Mods Lengthen the Lifespan of RPG Brawler

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be three years old already but fans dedicated to creating additional content for Bandai Namcos fighting roleplaying game are still finding fresh ways to make it a treat for all the other...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Trailer, Characters: Upcoming Trailer Is 40 Minutes Long?

Last week, Square Enix released another Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which features the world of Big Hero 6. While the teaser clip shows some gameplay and cut-scenes, fans of the franchise are voracious as ever to feast their...

iPhone XS Max, XS News & Update: Priciest iPhones Yet with Plenty of Drawbacks

The iPhone XS Max, XS models were recently unveiled, and reviewers and publications are already tearing into the gadgets with extreme hunger. As such, plenty of drawbacks were found on the devices, alongside some great...
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