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Green city in UAE desert has much to teach the world

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A new desert city in the United Arab Emirates without light switches or water taps has much to teach people around the world about saving energy and precious resources.
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).
Date:
14/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham scientists to receive €8m of ERC funding

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The University of Birmingham has been awarded close to €8m in research grants by the European Research Council. The five ERC Starting Grants, which last for five years, were awarded to researchers from across the university, and span such subjects as human evolution, memory, plant biology, the treatment of diabetes and particle physics.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

Millions of cars at risk of theft due to flaw in the development of keyless entry systems

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that millions of cars could be vulnerable to theft, due to a flaw in keyless entry systems in many models.
Date:
12/08/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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