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First Lego League 2016

First Lego League 2016
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For the first time, partners from industry and the armed services joined the judging panels at our FIRST LEGO League tournament hosted on January 8 2015 here at the University. Representatives from National Instruments, Network Rail, Mackwell, the Defence Training Undergraduate Scheme, Bournville College and IBM took part in this West Midlands regional tournament which is part of an international Engineering challenge run in the UK and Ireland by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Date:
18/01/2017

LEGO robots inspire engineers of the future

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Engineers of the future descended upon the University to compete in the regional heats of a world-wide research and engineering competition for 9-to-16-year-olds.
Date:
18/01/2017

China Academy of Arts

China Academy of Arts
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Professor Stone recently spent a weekend in Hangzhou. China, presenting at an International Digital Media Conference, and then lecturing on Human Factors and Virtual Reality to creative media and animation students at the famous China Academy of Arts.
Date:
17/01/2017

Retracing the Journey of the Pilgrims, autonomously.

Retracing the Journey of the Pilgrims, autonomously.
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Francis Drake became the first Briton to circumnavigate the globe In 1580. Some 400 years later another circumnavigation first for Britain is planned but this time the ship will be unmanned.
Date:
16/01/2017

Physics and Astronomy PhD student wins Hartle Award

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A PhD student from the School of Physics and Astronomy has recently won the Hartle Award for the best student talk in her session at the 21st International conference on General Relativity and Gravitation in New York (GR21). The conference was organised under the sponsorships of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
Date:
12/01/2017

CIFoRB celebrates its first year

CIFoRB celebrates its first year
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Marking its inaugural year CIFoRB looks forward to working with more Commonwealth parliamentarians to protect and defend Freedom of Religion or Belief
Date:
11/01/2017

Last chance to join musical welcome for Chinese Year of the Rooster

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Music lovers still have the chance to attend a special concert at the University of Birmingham marking the Chinese New Year with a magical fusion of East and West.
Date:
11/01/2017

Welcome to the new UBRobotics newsletter

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Welcome to UBRobotics' second newsletter, this time it's a Christmas special. December marks the end of term so there has been a lot of activity trying to finalise the robot designs ready to start manufacture early next term.
Date:
09/01/2017

Innovative insulin research could drastically reduce injections

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Researchers at the University are working on developing 'smart' insulin which could drastically reduce injections for patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.
Date:
06/01/2017
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