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Birmingham to lead on autonomous vehicle project as part of £11m funding programme announced by Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC

Birmingham to lead on autonomous vehicle project as part of £11m funding programme announced by Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC
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The University of Birmingham is one of ten UK universities to receive funding to research autonomous vehicles. The programme was announced today (9 October) by Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid, during a visit to Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Date:
16/10/2015

Hope for burns victims as researchers pilot revolutionary new dressing

Hope for burns victims as researchers pilot revolutionary new dressing
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The disabling disfigurement suffered by many burns victims could be consigned to history thanks to a revolutionary new dressing developed by a team of Birmingham scientists.
Date:
16/10/2015

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks
Description
Civil Engineering at Birmingham research into evaluating and improving major road networks across the world featured in the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences' (UKCDS) top 20 research impact list.
Date:
12/10/2015

Holographic lens printing method could allow printing of telescope lenses in space

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a method for printing optical holographic lenses that could greatly simplify their fabrication. As the method can be performed quickly and easily, it could potentially be used by astronauts to print lenses while in space for holographic lens telescopes.
Date:
15/09/2015

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!

President Harry Truman Returns to RAF Harrowbeer (Yelverton) – Virtually!
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team have successfully staged a demonstration of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies at the old airfield of RAF Harrowbeer in Yelverton, by bringing US President Harry Truman and his famous Douglas VC-54C aircraft, nicknamed the Sacred Cow (the forerunner of Airforce One), back to Devon one last time.
Date:
18/08/2015

New breath test shows possible biomarker for early-stage liver disease diagnosis

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A natural compound called limonene, which is found in oranges and lemons, could be indicative in early-stage diagnosis of liver disease, according to research published in the journal EBioMedicine by researchers in the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/08/2015

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4
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Professor Bob Stone's research into utilising virtual environments for patient care featured on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme.
Date:
03/08/2015

VR and AR: the games people play

VR and AR: the games people play
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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have a growing role in design and development in the defence sector. Professor Robert Stone, of the University of Birmingham, has been a champion of the technology for almost 30 years.
Date:
03/08/2015

Sensor technology can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

Description
New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis.
Date:
08/07/2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015
Description
Richard Burden MP (Lab, Northfield), a former government adviser on motorsport, visited UBRacing, the University's formula student team as they were making final preparations for this year's Formula Student competition that takes place this month.
Date:
07/07/2015
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