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Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

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A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

West Midlands set to become 'Energy Capital' of the UK

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A bold new initiative to position the West Midlands as the UK's centre of clean energy technology is launching today at a VIP event hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Birmingham–Beijing energy partnership wins Chinese funding for joint research programme

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Energy storage experts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB) have won a major funding award from the Chinese government for a joint doctoral research programme.
Date:
20/01/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research
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