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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2016

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Potential for chaos on the London underground, using Virtual Reality for military training and more...
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10/08/2016

University of Birmingham signs agreement with forward-thinking Chinese institution

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The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech), in a partnership that will explore opportunities for research collaboration and a collaborative programme of doctoral studies.
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10/08/2016

Small particles: big implications for our health and the environment

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The governance of small particles has remained firmly in the headlines recently. UK cities continue to exceed EU air pollution limits (including airborne particle standards), due to emissions from vehicles. Reports continue to emerge of substantial health consequences for Europe and globally; air pollution exposure is rated the eighth most common cause of death in the world by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Date:
04/08/2016

Small particles: big implications for our health and the environment

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The governance of small particles has remained firmly in the headlines recently. UK cities continue to exceed EU air pollution limits (including airborne particle standards), due to emissions from vehicles. Reports continue to emerge of substantial health consequences for Europe and globally; air pollution exposure is rated the eighth most common cause of death in the world by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Date:
04/08/2016

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit
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An article in The Guardian about the World Shakespeare Conference 2016, co-hosted by the Shakespeare Institute, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare's Globe, the London Shakespeare Centre and King's College London.
Date:
03/08/2016

Birmingham and China State Grid unveil a joint lab on energy storage research

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The University of Birmingham and the Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe (GEIRIEU) of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) have unveiled a Joint UoB-GEIRIEU Lab on Energy Storage Research.
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02/08/2016

Birmingham and China State Grid unveil a joint lab on energy storage research

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The University of Birmingham and the Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe (GEIRIEU) of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) have unveiled a Joint UoB-GEIRIEU Lab on Energy Storage Research.
Date:
01/08/2016

Hinkley Point C is a crucial capital investment that will secure lower cost electricity

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Investment in Hinkley Point C - the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK in 20 years is set for final approval on Thursday 28 July 2016. Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow in Energy Storage, University of Birmingham, respond to today's debate between French Utility, EDF, who will be financing most of the £18bn project.
Date:
01/08/2016

Nuclear physicist highly commended at L'Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Programme

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Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon from the School of Physics and Astronomy has been highly commended at the L'Oreal UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship programme.
Date:
28/07/2016

What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

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Shortly after the news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of 'our countrymen.' Another, a woman, observed that the entire referendum campaign had been a very masculine affair, and pointed to her adversary's telling use of the word 'countrymen.' 'I'm sorry,' he replied, 'I have been reading the works of our national poet, and it must have affected my vocabulary.'
Date:
28/07/2016
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