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Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) 'Commission on Cold'

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In 2015, the Birmingham Energy Institute will launch its policy commission on 'the cold economy'. Birmingham Policy Commissions bring leading figures from the public, private and third sectors together with Birmingham academics to generate new thinking on contemporary issues of global, national and civic concern.
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15/12/2014

In Conversation: Exploring Art and Science Collaborations

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Professor Bill Chaplin took part in a workshop co-organized by the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Cultural Value Project and Science in Culture Theme.
Date:
12/12/2014

Research at the University of Birmingham takes one step forward towards making fuel cells cheaper and more affordable

Research at the University of Birmingham takes one step forward towards making fuel cells cheaper and more affordable
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Research carried out at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Royal Military College, Canada, explores new and cheaper ways of increasing the carbon monoxide (CO) tolerance, which will play a significant role in improving the durability of fuel cells and making them more cost effective.
Date:
11/12/2014

Cryogenic Energy Storage Expands On the World Stage

Cryogenic Energy Storage Expands On the World Stage
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Highview Power Storage, a UK based designer and developer of Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) systems and a major collaborator in the Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage (BCCES) has signed a licence agreement with Advanced Emissions Solutions of Denver, Colorado.
Date:
11/12/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

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Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise
Date:
09/12/2014

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
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₹43 billion worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University of Birmingham (UK) experts in a new study.
Date:
08/12/2014

Quantum Technology Hub announcement from a Civil Engineering viewpoint

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On Wednesday 26th November 2014, Greg Clark, the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, visited the university to announce a national investment totalling £270 million for research into quantum technology across four hubs of scientists.
Date:
05/12/2014

Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise

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Alan Turing is one of the world's best-known mathematicians, and probably the best known in the past century. This is partly for his work on cracking German codes in World War II, and partly for his arrest, conviction and punishment for homosexuality in the 1950s. The mathematics that made him famous, however, rarely gets mentioned.
Date:
05/12/2014

Highview Cryogenic Storage Pilot Plant Arrives at the University of Birmingham

Highview Cryogenic Storage Pilot Plant Arrives at the University of Birmingham
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Over 300 researchers and senior scientists in academia and industry attended the first UK Energy Storage Research Conference (UKES2014) on Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 November 2014. The University of Birmingham concluded the conference with a tour of the Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage, and a preview of the installation of the Cryogenic Storage pilot plant, set to take shape on the University's campus in spring 2015.
Date:
05/12/2014

Appointment of Professor Ted Darby, Rolls-Royce, to Honorary Visiting Chair in "Nuclear Reactor Materials"

Appointment of Professor Ted Darby, Rolls-Royce, to Honorary Visiting Chair in "Nuclear Reactor Materials"
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In recognition of Ted Darby's leadership in nuclear materials and contribution to marine reactor safety the University of Birmingham has appointed him to an Honorary Visiting Chair in Nuclear Reactor Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials.
Date:
05/12/2014
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