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Scientists visualise quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time

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Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.
Date:
28/09/2016

BCRRE and SMRT Institute sign collaborative agreement to form educational partnership

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) and SMRT Institute (SMRTi) have signed a collaborative agreement (13 September 2016) to formalise a partnership in training and education.
Date:
23/09/2016

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher
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In September 2016, the UK Government gave final approval for the £18m Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear plant in Somerset - Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation.
Date:
22/09/2016

Welcome to Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living

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Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming "the world's most sustainable city". Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres. Today, it's playing a crucial role in the development of sustainable design and technology.
Date:
20/09/2016

Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.
Date:
16/09/2016

BCRRE at Innotrans 2016

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The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education will be at Innotrans 2016
Date:
16/09/2016

A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in 'one-dimensional' wires

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Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid in the development of quantum technologies, including quantum computing.
Date:
15/09/2016

Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).
Date:
14/09/2016

Green city in UAE desert has much to teach the world

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A new desert city in the United Arab Emirates without light switches or water taps has much to teach people around the world about saving energy and precious resources.
Date:
14/09/2016

Rio Paralympic success for University of Birmingham alumnas

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Three University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) alumnas are celebrating success at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
Date:
13/09/2016
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