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Birmingham's VR experience boosts visitor understanding of oceans

Birmingham's VR experience boosts visitor understanding of oceans
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Academics from the University of Birmingham are to work with researchers at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth in a bid to create new types of virtual reality technology aimed at enhancing visitor experience.
Date:
09/06/2017

Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers win award for low cost water testing device

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A team of Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers led by Professor John Bridgeman recently won an award at this year's ICE West Midlands Civil Engineering Awards for a low cost device which checks whether water is safe to drink.
Date:
08/06/2017

The Cadbury Lectures 2017: Heavenly bodies: resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early church

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Report and videos from the 2017 Edward Cadbury Lectures, given by Professor Candida Moss (University of Notre Dame).
Date:
07/06/2017

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
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A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show
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The Department's of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team took centre stage at this year's huge Devon County Show, held at Westpoint, just outside Exeter. The Team had accepted an invitation to partner with the BBC and to use the event to show off the wide range of Virtual and Augmented Reality projects it has been, and continues to conduct in the County of Devon.
Date:
05/06/2017

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival
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One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer led by the University of Birmingham has found that adding Abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment improves survival by 37 per cent.
Date:
05/06/2017

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies
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A senior delegation from the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China visited the University of Birmingham to explore collaboration in energy storage and other energy technologies.
Date:
02/06/2017

Professor Yulong Ding features on BBC's The Great Village Green Crusade

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Professor Yulong Ding featured on the BBC show 'The Great Village Green Crusade', demonstrating the science of liquid air energy storage technology to presenter Robert Llewellyn.
Date:
02/06/2017

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes
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The LIGO-Virgo Team – a worldwide team of research institutions, including the University of Birmingham – has detected a new gravitational-wave signal emanating from the collision of two black holes. The discovery adds further evidence for Einstein's famous theory of general relativity, and confirms the existence of a previously unknown population of black holes.
Date:
01/06/2017

University Women's Choir appoint Patrick Barrett as Conductor

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University Women's Choir are pleased to welcome the young upcoming choral conductor, Patrick Barrett, as their new Chorus Master for the 2017/18 academic year.
Date:
31/05/2017
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