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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...
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13/05/2015

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China

Birmingham strengthens rail links with China
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The University of Birmingham (UK) has signed a cooperation agreement on railway research and education with the Chinese rolling stock manufacturer, CSR Sifang.
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13/05/2015

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars

Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event mark young people as future Science & Engineering stars
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Students from 64 schools in the Midlands region marked themselves as Science and Engineering stars of the future at the prestigious Engineering Education Scheme (EES) event at Cranmore Park on Thursday 30 April 2015. The event featured keynote speaker, Lord Digby Jones, Midlands business and politics figure.
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07/05/2015

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham
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Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd presented a free seminar on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology, supported by the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 April 2015. The University of Birmingham are selected partners with Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, aiming to develop a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country's need for stable and sustainable low carbon energy.
Date:
01/05/2015

Professor Yvonne Elsworth elected Royal Society Fellow

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Congratulations to Professor Yvonne Elsworth on her election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.
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01/05/2015

Hydrogen Energy promises to be a major player in the transport of the future

Hydrogen Energy promises to be a major player in the transport of the future
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Queuing at a filling station could become a thing of the past if new-generation hydrogen-fuelled cars take to the road. Innovative research being carried out by Professor David Book could see drivers refuelling their vehicles at home.
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29/04/2015

Remembering the James Eagan Layne

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The School's Human Interface Technology Team was in the maritime heritage spotlight again recently, courtesy of a project to commemorate the 1945 sinking of a US Liberty Ship, the James Eagan Layne. The Eagan Layne was one of many hundreds of mass-produced cargo vessels built by the US during World War II to provide the Allies with vital supplies. After being torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-399 off the Eddystone Reef in March 1945, the Eagan Layne was taken under tow by two local tugs and finally sank – fortunately without loss of life – in Whitsand Bay near Plymouth.
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28/04/2015

Helping position Europe at forefront of nuclear energy sector: Birmingham hosts decommissioning seminar

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The University of Birmingham and the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) hosted a one-off international seminar last week on "Education and Training in Nuclear Decommissioning".
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24/04/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
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14/04/2015

What next at the Large Hadron Collider?

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It is rare for an academic discipline to double the observable landscape that it's able to study, but that's what's currently happening in particle physics. Over the past two years, around 400 engineers and technicians have together put in about a million hours to prepare the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to produce collisions between protons at almost twice the energy previously attained.
Date:
09/04/2015
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