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Saudi students focus on Birmingham to promote research

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The University of Birmingham will welcome over 1,000 Saudi Arabian students from across the UK to an annual conference that will showcase their potential for groundbreaking work and research innovation.
Date:
12/02/2016
Categories:
International, Research, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
Date:
11/02/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Smart cities better defined by new research

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.
Date:
10/02/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

Description
Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

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New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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