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Cooking up carbon: sawdust and iron in the melting pot

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Chemists at the University of Birmingham have found a new way to make nanostructured carbon using the waste product sawdust, according to research published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Green Chemistry today (23 October 2014).
Date:
23/10/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Old Joe turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Campaign

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned pink in the lead up to Breast Cancer Campaign's annual fundraiser 'wear it pink' day.
Date:
23/10/2014

Rare First World War military memorabilia goes on display to public

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Rare First World War military passports and medals will go on public display this month after being donated to the University of Birmingham's Cadbury Research Library (CRL).
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

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When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance.
Date:
22/10/2014

'Make the case for drones as a key part of an integrated UK security policy', urge leading practitioners and academics

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Drone technology, both civil and military, under proper legal regulation, can continue to deliver 'significant benefits' for the UK's national security policy and economy in the coming decades.
Date:
22/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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