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Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission

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The University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin.
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16/03/2015

Listen to the stars at the Arts & Science Showcase

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Have you ever seen animal-shaped clouds in the sky? Or faces in nature? Ever wondered if you can listen to music created by the stars? The University of Birmingham's Arts and Science Festival returns for the third year with the theme 'Sight & Sound'; how what you see and hear affects the way your mind works and how we perceive the world around us.
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12/03/2015

Power and Energy Internet pioneered to bring Birmingham to the centre of the global revolution

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Just as the Worldwide Web revolutionised the global exchange of information, so the 'power and energy internet' (PEI) – a remarkable idea pioneered in Birmingham by Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang – could one day transform the world's energy use and management by the exchange of power sources across continents as well as locally.
Date:
10/03/2015

Frank Morton returns to Birmingham

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On the 17 February 2015 the hottest event on the Chemical Engineering calendar landed in Birmingham as the Frank Morton Sports Day came to town. Adam Cullen, Frank Morton Transport Coordinator and 2nd year Chemical Engineering with Industry student, tells us more.
Date:
10/03/2015

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Iran is being pushed to the edge by sanctions over its nuclear programme. Will its dying Supreme Leader cave to the pressure?
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06/03/2015

Launch of Royal Institution Masterclasses set to inspire the next generation of computer scientists

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is hosting a series of Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses to teach Y9 students from local Midlands's schools a variety of skills and applications of computer science. Royal Institution Masterclasses are hands-on and interactive extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen and talented young people all around the UK.
Date:
05/03/2015

Action on Air Quality: does the government get it?

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The UK government has responded to the Action on Air Quality report of its Environmental Audit Committee. The last two decades of UK/EU air quality policy, and the industry response, reminds me of nothing so much as the kind of school-swot one-upmanship we all remember hearing from clever but immature peers when we were young.
Date:
05/03/2015

Action on Air Quality: does the government get it?

Description
The UK government has responded to the Action on Air Quality report of its Environmental Audit Committee. The last two decades of UK/EU air quality policy, and the industry response, reminds me of nothing so much as the kind of school-swot one-upmanship we all remember hearing from clever but immature peers when we were young.
Date:
05/03/2015

A glimpse into how the weather was foretold in 1886

A glimpse into how the weather was foretold in 1886
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John Henry Poynting was the first professor of Physics at Mason College, which later became the University of Birmingham. A few months ago his granddaughter Elizabeth (now aged over 90) visited the University, and Dr Robert Whitworth had the pleasure of showing her items relating to her grandfather in the Department that he had founded.
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05/03/2015

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, November 2014 – February 2015

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A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members November 2014 – February 2015
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05/03/2015
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