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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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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".
Date:
24/04/2015

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

Team UoB3 win Npower Forecasting Challenge

Team UoB3 win Npower Forecasting Challenge
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Three talented Mathematic students Garinder Shankrowalia, Iain Sharpe and John Ellis from the University of Birmingham led team UoB3 to victory in the Npower Forecasting Challenge. Winners were announced on Monday 23 March 2015
Date:
31/03/2015

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way
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A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.
Date:
31/03/2015

The Chemistry of Prozac

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Dr Simon Cotton podcast for The Royal Society of Chemistry: The Chemistry of Prozac.
Date:
24/03/2015

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015

University of Birmingham speeds into the Big Bang Fair 2015
Description
The University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education attended the Big Bang Fair at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 March 2015. The Big Bang Fair is the UK's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, aiming to show students a variety of exciting and rewarding opportunities for successful careers in STEM subjects.
Date:
24/03/2015

Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre

Birmingham astronomers provide commentary to solar eclipse in city centre
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Staff and students from the School of Physics and Astronomy will be at Birmingham Cathedral in St Philip's Square tomorrow (20 March 2015) to offer a scientific commentary on the eclipse.
Date:
19/03/2015

Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.
Date:
18/03/2015
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