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On the verge of a new dawn in physics and astronomy

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This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity. With remarkable timing, the dedication ceremony of the Advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Project was held on 19 May.
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11/06/2015

Turning planes into phone cases: new paper shows fibre-reinforced polymers can be recycled effectively and economically

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New, composite materials such as fibre-reinforced polymers used for new-generation planes and vehicles are non-biodegradable and, at the moment, unrecyclable – so what do we do with the products when their serviceable life is over? Two researchers in the School of Chemical Engineering are hoping their groundbreaking work in this little-known field will provide opportunity for the global recycling of materials like glass and carbon fibres for phone cases or knitting needles!
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11/06/2015

AHRC Care for the Future, Early Career Awards

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IIICH Lecturer, Dr Anna Woodham, is involved in a series of AHRC project events over the coming months
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11/06/2015

£400k Innovate UK collaborative project to reduce CO2 emissions

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A collaborative £400k Innovate UK (IPD11) project between the University of Birmingham and Hubbard Products Ltd, led by Dearman Engine Company Ltd, will commence in July 2015. The project will deliver a cost-effective zero emissions auxiliary system for power and cooling to reduce CO2 emissions of refrigerated trucks and air-conditioned buses, in addition to other emissions benefits.
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11/06/2015

#UoBbackintime competition

#UoBbackintime competition
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10/06/2015

University of Birmingham hosts UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop 2015

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The University of Birmingham will host the 2015 UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop on Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June 2015. The workshop will bring together UK and international leading experts from research and industry to explore technical developments, systems and applications and industrial needs in energy storage research.
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10/06/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2015

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Large Hadron Collider and more...
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09/06/2015

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

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New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now.
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09/06/2015

Guardian League Tables 2016

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Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham has risen from 13th to 6th in the Guardian League Table 2016.
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08/06/2015

Ambassador opens Mexican cultural festival at Birmingham

Ambassador opens Mexican cultural festival at Birmingham
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His Excellency (H. E.) Diego Gómez Pickering, Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will officially open a cultural festival at the University of Birmingham today (Friday 5 June). MEX/BHX: Mexico in Birmingham marks this year's status as the Year of Mexico in the UK and celebrates Mexican culture and research through exhibitions, lectures, film and food.
Date:
05/06/2015
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