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Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets
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An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, and the results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
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Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
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Government ministers Jeremy Hunt MP and Greg Clark MP launched the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy at the Institute of Translational Medicine today and announced new funding for research.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study
Description
Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham and meet Consul General

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham and meet Consul General
Description
Indian' sports coaches met the Consul General of India when they returned to the University of Birmingham to learn more about how latest research and training techniques can help to boost athletes' performance.
Date:
25/08/2017
Categories:
International, Sport
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