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2014 STEM Awards Construction category winner Daniel Butters explains why anyone interested in taking part should just give it a go

2014 STEM Awards Construction category winner Daniel Butters explains why anyone interested in taking part should just give it a go
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Physics student Daniel Butters took part in the 2014 Telegraph UK STEM Awards, and won in the Construction category. Here he explains why anyone interested in taking part should "just give it a go".
Date:
29/01/2015

Appointment of RSSB Executive Director, Anson Jack to Director of the Birmingham International Railway Academy

Appointment of RSSB Executive Director, Anson Jack to Director of the Birmingham International Railway Academy
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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) are pleased to announce the appointment of Anson Jack to Director of the Birmingham International Railway Academy (BIRA) and Professor of International Railway Benchmarking.
Date:
28/01/2015

'Astro-archaeological' discovery of replica solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of Time

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Scientists led by University of Birmingham asteroseismologists have discovered a solar system with 5 Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy.
Date:
27/01/2015

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.
Date:
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?"
Date:
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...
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
20/01/2015
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