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Gravitational waves observed from another cosmic collision of a pair of black holes

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a further gravitational wave event in the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors
Date:
15/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Betty, the autonomous robot, starts work as trainee office manager

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The Transport Systems Catapult, based in Milton Keynes, will enroll a new recruit this month when a robot from the University of Birmingham joins its workforce as a trainee office manager for a two month trial period.
Date:
14/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Perceptions of a 'normal' body image distorted by media and trends in beauty practices

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham say that the demands of beauty routines particularly for women are increasing, with perceptions of a 'normal' body image changing fast.
Date:
09/06/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

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The European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission has successfully demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory, with sophisticated electronics from University of Birmingham at the heart of the instrument.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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