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The changing world of perfume and why some chemicals are being taken out

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There are two types of perfume in the world: the fast turnover celebrity perfumes, designed to hit the market and make profits before a star's capital wanes; and the timeless classics, with their expensive ingredients and loyal followings. While the names endure, many of the ingredients and quantities have changed over time.
Date:
27/11/2014

Exploiting the 'spooky effects' of quantum mechanics: physicists receive £80 million in funding

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A consortium led by physicists at the University of Birmingham including the Universities of Glasgow, Nottingham, Southampton, Strathclyde and Sussex have been awarded a UK Quantum Technology Hub with a total EPSRC, University and industry contribution exceeding £80 million to translate their work in quantum sensors into technology that could help industry solve many problems.
Date:
26/11/2014

New Book Features School Professor as UK Virtual Reality Pioneer

New Book Features School Professor as UK Virtual Reality Pioneer
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Professor Bob Stone's 27 years of international involvement in the Virtual Reality community has been acknowledged in a new book to be launched in the UK this week with the rather interesting and intriguing title of Sex, Drugs and Tessellation – The Truth About Virtual Reality.
Date:
24/11/2014

Let Robot Battle Commence

Let Robot Battle Commence
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Celebrating the fourth edition of European Robotics Week (ERW), the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in a number of robot challenges from Monday 24 - Friday 28 November to showcase its broad and pioneering activity in the field of robotic research and development.
Date:
24/11/2014

From Lab Bench to Backbench

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John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will be swapping lab coat for legislation, when he visits civil servant, James Riches, at the House of Commons today (Monday 24 November) for a "Week in Westminster", as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK's national academy of science.
Date:
24/11/2014

Virtual Anne Project Video

Virtual Anne Project Video
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The 3D construction "history" and rendered images of the Anne, a Royal Navy 70-gun third rate ship of the line, launched in 1678 and lost on Pett Level Beach in July 1690 during the Battle of Beachy Head, are now available to view on YouTube.
Date:
18/11/2014

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

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One of the most basic concepts in Mathematics is the notion of a sum. That is, a set of three numbers such that two of the numbers add up to the third. For example, 4, 5 and 9 form the sum 4+5=9 whilst 3, 4 and 9 certainly do not form a sum! This concept is one that every school child has seen, yet there still remain many deep and difficult problems in this area.
Date:
13/11/2014

A cool appointment: Birmingham introduces new Visiting Professor of Power and Cold Economy

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Toby Peters, long-time advocate of UK-based innovation in energy systems and founder of Highview Power and the Dearman Engine Company, has been appointed to the position of Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
12/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
06/11/2014
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