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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

Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

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Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

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New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
02/02/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New data reveals public attitude to charity giving hasn't changed in 25 years

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Research into public perceptions of charities has found there has been virtually no change in trends of gift giving and attitudes towards charity since 1991; despite economic growth and policy change in the sector. Professor John Mohan of the University Birmingham and Dr Beth Breeze of the University of Kent, found that in comparing public responses to the original British Social Attitudes Survey to the same questions in 2015, negative perceptions of charity barely shifted at all.
Date:
29/01/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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