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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
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

'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

High Temperature Research Centre reaches the top

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Construction of the University of Birmingham's High Temperature Research Centre reached a significant milestone this week as the University and contractor Wates Construction celebrated the development's 'topping out'.
Date:
21/10/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham leads Europe with pioneering approach to online learning

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The University of Birmingham will announce today that it has become the first European institution to partner with the US publishing giant Wiley, marking a step-change in the provision of distance and online learning in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
Categories:
Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people

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New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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