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Scientists analyse global Twitter gossip around Higgs boson discovery

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A model of the spread of gossip on Twitter prior to the Higgs boson discovery announcement has been developed by University of Birmingham computer scientists, according to research published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports today (18 October 2013).
Date:
Friday 18th October 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

The strange misalignment of Kepler-56 and its planets

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a stellar system in our Galaxy where the spin of its 'red giant' star and the orbits of its planets are misaligned, according to research published in the journal Science.
Date:
Thursday 17th October 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

New jelly substance could replace platinum in fuel cells

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A substance made from gelatin could be used to replace platinum in fuel cells, according to research published by University of Birmingham scientists in the Royal Society of Chemistry Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
Date:
Thursday 3rd October 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Birmingham announced as University of the Year

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The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
Friday 20th September 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham launches new railway research institute in China

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The University of Birmingham has formed a new joint research institute with Anhui province in East China to support the development of railway infrastructure.
Date:
Monday 16th September 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International

Robots that learn from experience

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Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
Date:
Tuesday 27th August 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

'Better detection' for Alzheimer's and cancers

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A new chemical discovery will lead to better monitoring and treatment for cancers and degenerative diseases, according to latest research by scientists.
Date:
Thursday 22nd August 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Universities of Birmingham and Manipal partner in new educational initiative

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The University of Birmingham and Manipal University in India have signed an agreement this month formalising educational links between the two institutions. The partnership will enable students to complete their first two years of study at Manipal then progress directly into year two at Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 31st July 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Teaching
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