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Social media sites obstruct children's moral development, say parents

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More than half of UK parents think popular social media sites hamper their children's moral development, according to a poll commissioned by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Humans perceive time somewhere in between reality and our expectations

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New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
13/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research suggests common blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Virtual reality 'Chinook' to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

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A new simulator of a Chinook helicopter, bringing together virtual reality and an inflatable enclosure, has been conceived to help to support the future training of the UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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