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Ageing stars stop slowing down, scientists discover

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At a critical point in the life of a star like the Sun its rotation stops 'slowing down', according to research published in the journal Nature by University of Birmingham scientists today (4 January 2016). This discovery challenges existing theories and has implications for our understanding of how the Sun and other stars influence their local environments, including planets, as they age.
Date:
04/01/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

My week at the Baikonur Cosmodrome - with Professor Mike Cruise

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As UK astronaut Tim Peake makes his landmark flight to the ISS, Professor Cruise will be providing us a daily update from the launch site in Kazakhstan.
Date:
15/12/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of Birmingham accompanies Secretary of State to Delhi for Indian launch of Midlands' Engine

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Lord Bilimoria, and Provost and Vice Principal Adam Tickell, accompanied Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and Universities Minister Jo Johnson, to New Delhi, for the India launch of the Midlands' Engine.
Date:
10/12/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Sajid Javid MP opens University's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

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The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, officially opened the University of Birmingham's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using 'liquid air' to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems.
Date:
07/12/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Midlands Engine fired up to drive £34 billion worth of productivity and growth

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An ambitious plan to make the Midlands an "engine of growth" was unveiled today at a special event at the University of Birmingham attended by senior politicians and business leaders.
Date:
04/12/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor
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