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Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent

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LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch.
Date:
03/09/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

A taste of university life gives local teens a chance to excel

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The University of Birmingham celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Academic Enrichment Programme this week, as it welcomes the latest cohort of students to its summer school.
Date:
26/08/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

A bottle of water before each meal could help in weight reduction, researchers say

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
Date:
26/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period

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The second ice age during the Cryogenian period was not followed by the sudden and chaotic melting-back of the ice as previously thought, but ended with regular advances and retreats of the ice, according to research published by scientists from the University of Birmingham in the journal Nature Geoscience today (24 August 2015).
Date:
24/08/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham School welcomes new Sixth Formers

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Enrolment for the first ever places at a pioneering new school's Sixth Form begins tomorrow, as students across Birmingham receive their GCSE results. The University of Birmingham School will open its doors for the first time to prospective Sixth Form students who have met the entry criteria.
Date:
19/08/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
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