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Birmingham and Illinois recruiting top researchers to tackle global challenges

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are jointly recruiting top postdoctoral researchers in areas of common interest that also address major global challenges.
Date:
14/04/2016
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Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Hot super-Earths stripped by host stars: 'cooked' planets shrink due to radiation

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Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have used data from the NASA Kepler space telescope to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications today (11 April 2016).
Date:
11/04/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology agree teaching and research collaboration

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The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) have signed a new agreement to work together on research and teaching.
Date:
21/03/2016
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Teaching

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
Date:
11/02/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.
Date:
10/02/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research
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