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The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
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Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
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27/01/2015

Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake

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For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or "What is the value of your research?"
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26/01/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2015

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From loading dishwashers to the Large Hadron Collider and more...
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26/01/2015

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment
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Birmingham Particle Physics research group successfully completed a pilot run of the NA62 experiment at test facility CERN on Monday 15 December 2014. The experiment is a continuation of the very successful charged and neutral program at CERN which started with NA48.
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26/01/2015

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage
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Conference on Heritage, Tourism and Traditions will take place 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK.
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21/01/2015

Are low carbon battery-powered trains the future?

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education's (BCRRE) Traction Systems Research Group has been investigating the potential for novel traction technologies for trains for some years. In 2009 the group completed a study for the Department for Transport in conjunction with TRL Ltd. to investigate the potential of a train powered entirely by batteries; the results of this work led the industry to begin to think more seriously about developing Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit trains for the UK.
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20/01/2015

Birmingham International Summer School

Birmingham International Summer School
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Our Birmingham International Summer School offers you the chance to study in the Heart of England, at a top institution and a pioneering university.
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19/01/2015

Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch adds Paris attacks to list of successes

Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch adds Paris attacks to list of successes
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. Al-Qaeda's most active and notorious branch – the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) – has claimed responsibility for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. While some questions remain about the full credibility of the claim, it is not entirely implausible: it's been established that some of the attackers had been trained in Yemen, and at least one of them had met AQAP's former chief ideologue, Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born jihadist killed in a US drone strike in 2011.
Date:
19/01/2015

Changing Interactions: A perspective on the nature of our interaction with computers, and what this means for the future

Changing Interactions: A perspective on the nature of our interaction with computers, and what this means for the future
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Professor Russell Beale delivered his inaugural lecture in November 2014. This profile celebrates his success in the field of Computer Science.
Date:
16/01/2015
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