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Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

£60m 'transformational' library opens at the University of Birmingham

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A brand new Main Library, built at a cost of £60 million and described as heralding a new generation of libraries in UK higher education, opens its doors on Monday (September 19) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Students

Rio Paralympic success for University of Birmingham alumnas

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Three University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) alumnas are celebrating success at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Alumni, International, Sport

Divided Britain: research reveals growing gulf between those financially included and excluded

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The gulf between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in British society is widening. On one side, more people are having to exist without bank accounts, resorting to food banks and being evicted from their homes. On the other, more people are benefitting from workplace pensions, paying low interest rates on their mortgages and increasing their savings.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study suggests bilinguals have an improved attentional control

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shed light onto the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, pointing to an enhanced ability to maintain attention and focus.
Date:
09/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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