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Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent

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LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch.
Date:
03/09/2015

The Energy Dice – exploring efficient transformation, transport, storage and application of thermal energy

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The world faces a 'global energy trilemma' – affordability, low carbon and security – and the race is on to find innovative solutions to radically transform how energy is supplied and used, and to make future systems more efficient and reliable. In fact, the best single solution to all these problems may already have been invented – by Professor Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham's founding Chamberlain Chair of Energy Storage, and one of the world's most influential researchers.
Date:
01/09/2015

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO

Energy Research Accelerator appoints inaugural CEO
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The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) has today announced the appointment of Gordon Waddington as its Chief Executive Officer. The appointment follows the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of an initial £60 million funding for the Midlands based energy research and development hub, as a founding project of the Midlands Engine for Growth Programme.
Date:
26/08/2015

A taste of university life gives local teens a chance to excel

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The University of Birmingham celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Academic Enrichment Programme this week, as it welcomes the latest cohort of students to its summer school.
Date:
26/08/2015

Creating a whirlwind of new knowledge about extreme wind events and their effects on built structures

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New paper by Dr Mike Jesson, Research Fellow in the School of Civil Enginerring, entitled 'Aerodynamic forces on the roofs of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings subject to transient winds' published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics examines the effect of wild winds on buildings by simulating thunderstorm downbursts in a lab, measuring their effects on building models of different heights.
Date:
24/08/2015

Research on Printable Holograms Highlighted in news (August 2015)

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HB-Nanophotonics researchers, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, have recently reported the novel method of printing holograms using pulsed lasers
Date:
19/08/2015

GCHQ recognises Birmingham computer scientists as part of new national drive for improved cyber security training

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GCHQ recognises Birmingham computer scientists as part of new national drive for improved cyber security training.
Date:
19/08/2015

Dr Aydin Sabouri awarded the HB-NP Researcher of the month Award - August 2015

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Dr Aydin Sabouri awarded Researcher of the Month
Date:
19/08/2015

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team have successfully staged a demonstration of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies at the old airfield of RAF Harrowbeer in Yelverton, by bringing US President Harry Truman and his famous Douglas VC-54C aircraft, nicknamed the Sacred Cow (the forerunner of Airforce One), back to Devon one last time.
Date:
18/08/2015

Chinese and Western music styles combine for unique performance workshop

Chinese and Western music styles combine for unique performance workshop
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A musical fusion of traditional Eastern and Western styles will be heard at the University of Birmingham, presented by Chinese music scholar, Professor Haisheng Li. Professor Li from Guangxi Arts Institute, China is a master of the di (Chinese bamboo flute), the xiao (Chinese vertical bamboo flute) and the xun (a clay based ancient instrument).
Date:
17/08/2015
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