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Public support for nuclear energy at an all-time high

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Professor Martin Freer comments on a new ComREs opinion poll that found that a majority of adults now support the use of nuclear power to provide energy in the UK.
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23/12/2014

Chemistry makes Christmas magical!

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From the enticing aroma of the turkey in the oven to the 'whoosh' of the flames as the brandy-soaked pudding comes alight, Christmas is a wonderful time for the senses. But have you ever considered the science behind our best-loved festive traditions?
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Pett Level Beach and Pett village residents welcome home the Anne

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It was standing room only at the Pett Level Beach Club near Hastings on Friday 12 December when EESE's Human Interface Technologies Team's Director, Professor Bob Stone, and PhD students Chris Bibb and Vish Shingari, presented the results of their Virtual and Augmented Reality Anne heritage project to local residents, historians and visitors.
Date:
19/12/2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture

Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivers the first EPS Christmas Lecture
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On Wednesday 10 December Professor Jim Al-Khalili delivered the first EPS Christmas Lecture. In this lecture he selects some of his favourite scientific conundrums, from the Monty Hall problem to Olbers' paradox about why the sky gets dark at night and from Schrödinger's famous cat to those pesky demons of Maxwell and Laplace; prepared to be baffled.
Date:
19/12/2014

Strong performance by College in recent national research assessment

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The University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has collectively achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) - the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Date:
19/12/2014

Low-cost thermal and panoramic imaging systems for drone-based architectural surveys

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As well as the "Virtual Apartment" visualisation test bed we've been developing as our key input into the EPSRC-sponsored eViz project, with evaluations under way with our colleagues within the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, we've been looking at other technologies, particularly with regard to how we might capture basic environmental data from more complex sites that will support us in developing future Virtual Reality models and simulations.
Date:
19/12/2014

86% of EESE's research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent

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The School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering is very pleased to have achieved a very good performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 86% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Date:
18/12/2014

Over 95% of the School of Chemistry's research outputs rated world-leading or internationally-excellent

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The School of Chemistry's performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, has highlighted that over 95% of the research outputs in the School were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Date:
18/12/2014
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