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Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.
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18/03/2015

SFEN Convention explores future collaboration with UK and France in nuclear energy

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Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, represented the UK and the University of Birmingham at the French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) Convention on Thursday 5 March 2015. The French Society of Nuclear Energy (SFEN) is the French hub of knowledge on nuclear energy, bringing together 3600 professionals, engineers, technicians, teachers, students, industrial sites and French nuclear research organisations.
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18/03/2015

TEDx University of Birmingham - The Road Less Travelled

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TEDx University of Birmingham returns for the second year running to celebrate research successes and ideas worth spreading.
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16/03/2015

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.
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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.
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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?
Date:
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

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
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