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Privacy versus security – how to minimize the access to our personal data

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham announce that they have devised a method to make governments and other agencies more accountable for the data they collect from email communications, mobile phones and travel passes.
Date:
09/06/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Keeping to the beat is no mean feat: Scientists reveal how two tracks of music become one

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How does a DJ mix two songs to make the beat seem common to both tracks? A successful DJ makes the transition between tracks appear seamless while a bad mix is instantly noticeable and results in a 'galloping horses' effect that disrupts the dancing of the crowd. How accurate does beat mixing need to be to enhance, rather than disrupt perceived rhythm?
Date:
21/05/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Industry-led campaign launched by the Chancellor to inspire more young people to study maths and physics

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At the launch of a new campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the 'STEM' subjects) at school and beyond, the government today (7 May 2014) welcomed over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering over 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.The campaign – called 'Your Life' – was launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, and leading entrepreneurs and organisations, including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/05/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching
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