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University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress
Description
The world's first international congress dedicated to clean cold will see academic experts join leaders from industry and government to map a global response to ever-increasing global demands for cooling.
Date:
18/09/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International

New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China

New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China
Description
The University of Birmingham (UoB) and Jiangsu Industry Technology Research Institute (JITRI) have signed a new ¥6,000,000 agreement to develop innovative equipment that will help researchers test the strength of microparticles.
Date:
08/09/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets
Description
An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, and the results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
Description
Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Black holes: scientists 'excited' by observations suggesting formation scenarios

Description
Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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