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Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting TRAPPIST-1

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News in the international science media has been dominated this week by the ground-breaking discovery of seven potentially habitable Earth-sized planets orbiting the red-dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which lies only 39 lies years from the solar system.
Date:
24/02/2017

Developing revolutionary technology that could defend the UK's National Power Grid against blackouts

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A revolutionary HVDC technology developed at the University of Birmingham could defend the UK's National Power Grid against system blackouts.
Date:
01/02/2017

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Inspiring the next generation of engineers
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The Arkwright Scholarships Trust has conducted its annual award of prestigious Scholarships to future leaders of the engineering profession. The University of Birmingham will provide three scholarships to year 12 students.
Date:
20/01/2017

Retracing the Journey of the Pilgrims, autonomously.

Retracing the Journey of the Pilgrims, autonomously.
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Francis Drake became the first Briton to circumnavigate the globe In 1580. Some 400 years later another circumnavigation first for Britain is planned but this time the ship will be unmanned.
Date:
16/01/2017

Ten innovative ways our research is changing the world

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Research in Engineering and Physical Sciences has a real impact on the world. Here are just 10 examples of how our pioneering work in 2016 is helping to change the world we live in.
Date:
16/12/2016

Announcement of Birmingham-Jinan joint institute

Announcement of Birmingham-Jinan joint institute
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The University of Birmingham and Jinan University joint institute was officially unveiled at a ceremony in Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. The Universities have joined forces to nurture mathematical talent in and around South China. The joint institute, a first for both Universities, will initially focus on degree programs in Applied Mathematics with Economics, Statistics, Computing, and Mathematics. Enrolment is due to commence in 2017 and is planned to rise to well over 1000 students.
Date:
05/12/2016

Set for Space: 3D Printing

Set for Space: 3D Printing
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Academics at the Net Shaping Centre in the School of Metallurgy and Materials are currently developing equipment to explore the possibilities of 3D printing metal components in space within the ESA funded PhotAM research project.
Date:
23/11/2016

Prostate cancer test research awarded IChemE Global Award

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Professor Paula Mendes from the School of Chemical Engineering has been awarded an IChemE Global Award for her work to develop a new test to detect prostate cancer.
Date:
21/11/2016

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance

University researchers joining forces with British biotech business to tackle global threat of antibiotic resistance
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A new spray device to fight superbugs is being developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08/11/2016

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School
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The annual three-week summer school sponsored by EDF and the School of Metallurgy and Materials is an important opportunity to strengthen ties and share expertise. Five of our Nuclear Engineering students: Martin Donohue, Jonny Young, Tom Mitchell, Nadeem Khodabukus and Alex Turner, were joined by students from the Universities of Xiamen, Michigan and Leeds to explore the field of Clean Energy from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.
Date:
07/11/2016
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