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University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers
Description
The University of Birmingham has been ranked 79th overall in the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. Birmingham's position in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 sees an impressive rise of 180 places from last year, reflecting the University's ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.
Date:
14/01/2015

LEGO, building the engineers of the future brick by brick

Description
The FIRST LEGO League; a global science and technology competition, returned to the University of Birmingham, on Thursday 8 January for the 2015 West Midlands regional tournament.
Date:
09/01/2015

Working together in outreach programmes

Working together in outreach programmes
Description
For the first time, partners from industry and the armed services joined the judging panels at our FIRST LEGO League tournament hosted on January 8 2015 here at the University. Representatives from National Instruments, Network Rail, Mackwell, the Defence Training Undergraduate Scheme, Bournville College and IBM took part in this West Midlands regional tournament which is part of an international Engineering challenge run in the UK and Ireland by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Date:
09/01/2015

Self-driving cars moving closer as part of latest safety revolution

Description
In 2013, more than four people died on the UK's roads every single day – a total of 1,713 fatalities. The official statistics for that year also showed that more than 20,000 people suffered serious injuries in road accidents. These grim facts are the biggest motivation for the ongoing development of intelligent systems to make cars safer. All major automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, in addition to Google, hi-tech firms and telecoms companies, are making strides towards the vision of autonomous – or self-driving – cars. Significant amounts of funding have been invested by national governments, the European Union and the defence sector in the past two decades, with no sign of their commitment waning.
Date:
08/01/2015

We are all Charlie Hebdo - and this is an attack on our rights

We are all Charlie Hebdo - and this is an attack on our rights
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for The Conversation
Date:
08/01/2015

Self-driving cars moving closer as part of latest safety revolution

Description
In 2013, more than four people died on the UK's roads every single day – a total of 1,713 fatalities. The official statistics for that year also showed that more than 20,000 people suffered serious injuries in road accidents. These grim facts are the biggest motivation for the ongoing development of intelligent systems to make cars safer. All major automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, in addition to Google, hi-tech firms and telecoms companies, are making strides towards the vision of autonomous – or self-driving – cars. Significant amounts of funding have been invested by national governments, the European Union and the defence sector in the past two decades, with no sign of their commitment waning.
Date:
08/01/2015

Public support for nuclear energy at an all-time high

Description
Professor Martin Freer comments on a new ComREs opinion poll that found that a majority of adults now support the use of nuclear power to provide energy in the UK.
Date:
23/12/2014

Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

Description
From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

Description
Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014
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