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Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
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₹43 billion worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University of Birmingham (UK) experts in a new study.
Date:
08/12/2014

Quantum Technology Hub announcement from a Civil Engineering viewpoint

Description
On Wednesday 26th November 2014, Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, visited the university to announce a national investment totalling £270 million for research into quantum technology across four hubs of scientists.
Date:
05/12/2014

Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

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Alan Turing is one of the world's best-known mathematicians, and probably the best known in the past century. This is partly for his work on cracking German codes in World War II, and partly for his arrest, conviction and punishment for homosexuality in the 1950s. The mathematics that made him famous, however, rarely gets mentioned.
Date:
05/12/2014

Highview Cryogenic Storage Pilot Plant Arrives at the University of Birmingham

Highview Cryogenic Storage Pilot Plant Arrives at the University of Birmingham
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Over 300 researchers and senior scientists in academia and industry attended the first UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2014) on Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 November 2014. The University of Birmingham concluded the conference with a tour of the Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage, and a preview of the installation of the Cryogenic Storage pilot plant, set to take shape on the University's campus in spring 2015.
Date:
05/12/2014

Appointment of Professor Ted Darby, Rolls-Royce, to Honorary Visiting Chair in "Nuclear Reactor Materials"

Appointment of Professor Ted Darby, Rolls-Royce, to Honorary Visiting Chair in "Nuclear Reactor Materials"
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In recognition of Ted Darby's leadership in nuclear materials and contribution to marine reactor safety the University of Birmingham has appointed him to an Honorary Visiting Chair in Nuclear Reactor Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials.
Date:
05/12/2014

International rail conference speeds into Birmingham

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In the run up to the launch of HS2 the University of Birmingham is set to host an international conference on high-speed rail to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan.
Date:
05/12/2014

UK première of James Macmillan's St Luke Passion

UK première of James Macmillan's St Luke Passion
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The UK premiere of the St Luke Passion by James MacMillan, commissioned to mark the 40th Anniversary of the CBSO Chorus, takes place in Birmingham this week.
Date:
03/12/2014

Robot Life: A User's Manual

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Professor Jeremy Wyatt is a leading robotics scientist – but the field of artificial intelligence almost lost him to the priesthood.
Date:
02/12/2014

Moldova's future in the balance after uncertain election result

Moldova's future in the balance after uncertain election result
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. Moldova has gone to the polls in a vote seen as crucial for determining the country's future direction. Preliminary results indicate that the pro-European parties together achieved about 44% of the vote, while those parties considered to be more pro-Russia came in with just under 40% of the vote, on a turnout of around 56%. These headline figures, however, mask a more complicated picture.
Date:
02/12/2014

Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools

Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools
Description
On the 3rd and 4th of November 2014 Dr Jonathan Grix, Professor Joan Duda and Dr Mark Griffiths represented the University of Birmingham in São Paulo (Brazil).
Date:
02/12/2014
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