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30 years on, human-centred design remains key to the future of virtual, augmented and mixed realities

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30 years on, Professor Bob Stone stresses the importance of human-centred design to the future of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies.
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12/06/2017

Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers win award for low cost water testing device

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A team of Birmingham Environmental Engineering researchers led by Professor John Bridgeman recently won an award at this year's ICE West Midlands Civil Engineering Awards for a low cost device which checks whether water is safe to drink.
Date:
08/06/2017

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show

Rain, Mud and Royalty – EESE at the 2017 Devon County Show
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The Department's of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team took centre stage at this year's huge Devon County Show, held at Westpoint, just outside Exeter. The Team had accepted an invitation to partner with the BBC and to use the event to show off the wide range of Virtual and Augmented Reality projects it has been, and continues to conduct in the County of Devon.
Date:
05/06/2017

Professor Yulong Ding features on BBC's The Great Village Green Crusade

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Professor Yulong Ding featured on the BBC show 'The Great Village Green Crusade', demonstrating the science of liquid air energy storage technology to presenter Robert Llewellyn.
Date:
02/06/2017

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes

'Einstein was right' - Third detection of gravitational waves sheds light on physics of merging black holes
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The LIGO-Virgo Team – a worldwide team of research institutions, including the University of Birmingham – has detected a new gravitational-wave signal emanating from the collision of two black holes. The discovery adds further evidence for Einstein's famous theory of general relativity, and confirms the existence of a previously unknown population of black holes.
Date:
01/06/2017

Artificially grown cartilage could reduce the need for joint replacements in osteoarthritis patients

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with colleagues at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, have artificially grown cartilage tissue which, they hope, could eventually reduce the need for invasive and costly joint replacements in patients with osteoarthritis.
Date:
12/05/2017

Delivering insulin in a smart way for diabetics

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We are using chemistry to deliver insulin in a smart way for diabetics.
Date:
08/05/2017

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes
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Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have made progress in understanding a key mystery of gravitational-wave astrophysics: how two black holes can come together and merge.
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05/04/2017

University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research

University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research
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The University of Birmingham has been recognised as an NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) for another five years.
Date:
03/04/2017

Cutting-edge bone regeneration research could revolutionise healthcare

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A new research project in the School of Chemical Engineering is looking to develop a novel technology to improve bone healing and quality following injury or disease, including fractures.
Date:
17/03/2017
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