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Birmingham at the IMechE Railway Challenge

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For the third year in succession the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education have entered a vehicle in the IMechE Railway Challenge. With the only hydrogen-powered engine in the competition, the team had an excellent experience and achieved 3rd place in the competition.
Date:
01/10/2014

University to play key role in training of HS2 engineers

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The University of Birmingham is to play a key role in the training of engineers working on the HS2 rail link, following the announcement that the National College for High Speed Rail will be jointly located in the city.
Date:
30/09/2014

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions
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Lodging, the term used to describe the flattening effect of high wind speeds and heavy rainfall on trees or crops, has a significant economic impact on the UK crop industry. Research in the School of Civil Engineering seeks to make recommendations for improvements in the agricultural industry to reduce the sometimes devastating effects. "A generalised model of crop lodging" was awarded College Best Publication Award.
Date:
25/09/2014

Future of electro engineering student group shaped at Birmingham

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Representatives of more than 15 student branches of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have gathered at the University of Birmingham to plan the future of the prestigious association in the UK and Ireland. The student arm of the IEEE is the largest student body in the field of electro and information technologies, with nearly 2,000 branches in 80 countries.
Date:
24/09/2014

Impressive performance for Birmingham in new Times league table

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As thousands of new students arrive to take the next step in their education, the University of Birmingham has climbed up the national rankings. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 has placed Birmingham 15th overall, up from 16th last year. The University of Birmingham is now ranked ninth within the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, ahead of Nottingham and Manchester.
Date:
23/09/2014

Connecting Africa: Transport Infrastructure

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Connecting Africa: Transport Infrastructure, 20 – 22 October 2014, Cape Town, South Africa
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16/09/2014

The Warship 'Anne' Returns to Her Final Resting Place

The Warship 'Anne' Returns to Her Final Resting Place
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In an attempt to bring the 17th century to the 21st century, and building on a quadcopter site survey conducted in March 2014, a small group of researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a highly detailed Virtual Reality model of the warship 'Anne', in collaboration with the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings and using historical book references and paintings. The University's Human Interface Technologies Team specialises in advanced simulation technologies for defence, healthcare and heritage applications and their aim on this occasion has been to stage what is believed to be the world-first "resurrection" of an historic vessel using Augmented Reality techniques, viewed from an unmanned drone in flight.
Date:
16/09/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2014

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From dishwasher loading robots to social media and apps data revealing global eating habits and more...
Date:
15/09/2014

Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus: LMS Whitehead Prize and ICM invited lecture

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Professor Daniela Kühn and Professor Deryk Osthus have been invited to give a lecture at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.
Date:
15/09/2014

Proton radiotherapy: hype, fiction and a few facts

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Proton beam therapy (or our preferred title of proton radiotherapy), is a form of radiotherapy delivered with beams of high energy protons rather than the more usual beams of high energy x-rays (or less frequently beams of electrons). It is part of the general field of particle radiotherapy that includes use of particles that are heavier than protons. Beams of carbon ions are the main topic for clinical research around the world, although there is also interest in other particles such as helium ions.
Date:
11/09/2014
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