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Nuclear Decommissioning requires education and training to advance future talent in the sector

Nuclear Decommissioning requires education and training to advance future talent in the sector
Description
The decommissioning of nuclear facilities is growing worldwide, creating job opportunities at all educational levels. Nuclear decommissioning is the industrial process of dismantling and decontaminating nuclear facilities and site remediation, removing them from regulatory control.
Date:
11/12/2015

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy
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Researchers in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham have shown how fluorescence spectroscopy can improve the accuracy and speed of water quality measurements.
Date:
18/11/2015

Birmingham Engineers build sustainable home for Malaysian family

Birmingham Engineers build sustainable home for Malaysian family
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12 students from the School of Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) spent 3 weeks in September at Taylors University School of Engineering in Malaysia, working with 12 Taylor's University students and the EPIC Charity, which is focussed on providing family homes to underprivileged Malaysians.
Date:
26/10/2015

HRH The Duke of York, KG visits Birmingham's quantum technology labs

HRH The Duke of York, KG visits Birmingham's quantum technology labs
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The Duke of York visited the School of Physics and Astronomy at Birmingham on Tuesday 29th September to see new developments in the area of quantum technology.
Date:
23/10/2015

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!
Description
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
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