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Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows

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As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer.
Date:
02/12/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Chamberlain first block reaches the top

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The newest student residence to be built at the University of Birmingham is well on track after the first of its smaller blocks reached the highest point. The new Chamberlain, due to open to students next September, is being built on the site of the former Chamberlain Hall which was demolished earlier this year after being closed in 2006.
Date:
01/12/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Students

Education Secretary outlines vision for young people during Priestley Lecture

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The Secretary of State for Education, the Right Honourable Nicky Morgan MP, outlined her vision for education in Britain yesterday (27 Nov) when she gave the annual Priestley Lecture at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
28/11/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Exploiting the 'spooky effects' of quantum mechanics: physicists receive £80 million in funding

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A consortium led by physicists at the University of Birmingham including the Universities of Glasgow, Nottingham, Southampton, Strathclyde and Sussex have been awarded a UK Quantum Technology Hub with a total EPSRC, University and industry contribution exceeding £80 million to translate their work in quantum sensors into technology that could help industry solve many problems.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

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Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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